Fairport Convention

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1992 (The 1993 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


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Matty Groves (1969)

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Will Fairport Convention be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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Fairport are to the UK are what the Band are to the USA

Posted by ast on Friday, 01.12.07 @ 15:05pm


tHE MOST UNDERATED AND INFLUENTIAL BAND. SUPERB
MUSICIANS. ARTISTIC GENIUS. LONG AHEAD OF THEIR TIME. ALBUMS AS GOOD AS THE BEATLES.
CAN YOU GET INTO THE HALL OF FAME IF YOU DID NOT MAKE MONEY FOR A RECORD COMP.?
IT IS A DISGRACE NOT TO HAVE FAIRPORT, JIMMY CLIFF
AND OSCAR DE LEON NOT IN A MUSIC HALL OF FAME.
GO MADONNA!!!

Posted by JD on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 19:35pm


Sandy Denny (R.I.P.) was the female voice on LZ's "The Battle of Evermore" and wrote the oft-covered "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 14:24pm


Gassman I dont believe counted the ballot I sent in advance so to clarify here are my choices: ELO, Journey, Duran Duran, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Neil Diamond. Could someone put this on the Revisited page again? Thanks alot.

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 08.3.10 @ 17:56pm


oh yeah and Weird Al Yankovic

Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 08.3.10 @ 18:45pm


Electric folk!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 12:51pm


actually a very good, innovative band with a great lead . . . definitely Hall-worthy, imho . . . bwdik? . . .

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 04:07am


Way to erase my comment from yesterday, FRL -- it wasn't spam. Anyways, I'd put them in. Two masterpieces and a few other good-great albums. Some of the most beautiful music ever recorded.

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 18:11pm


Sorry, Chalkie. Unintentional.

Posted by FRL on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 18:37pm


Meh, it happens.

Posted by Chalkie on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 19:36pm


I also remember reading that Chalkie referred to Sandy Denny as "an enchantress." I agree totally. She possessed the talent, the look..... everything. Too bad it had to end the way it did.

Posted by classicrocker on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 21:04pm


I agree. One of the best folk bands of the era. Really beautiful melodies and shamefully underrated.

I can't believe the Hall hasn't even considered them as I'm writing this.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.29.11 @ 08:18am


Hardly a "future" rock legend, as they have been for 50 years, you know starting a genre and all

Posted by Mikhail on Tuesday, 07.31.12 @ 00:47am


'Matty Groves' is one Hell of a song.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 07.31.12 @ 09:27am


I agree, Paul. And way overdue for induction into the song project too.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 07.31.12 @ 09:43am


They've been together for 50 years? wow.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 07.31.12 @ 13:10pm


Fairport Convention

01. Simon Nicol (1967-Present; vocals, guitar, The Albion Band)
02. Richard Thompson (1967–1971; vocals, guitar)
03. Ashley Hutchings (1967–1969; bass, The Albion Band, Steeleye Span)
04. Martin Lamble (1967–1969; drums)
05. Iain Matthews (1967–1969; vocals, Plainsong)
06. Judy Dyble (1967–1968; vocals, autoharp, piano, Trader Horne, Giles, Giles and Fripp)
07. Sandy Denny (1968–1975; vocals, piano, Strawbs, Fotheringay)
08. Dave Pegg (1969-Present; bass, mandolin, Jethro Tull)
09. Dave Mattacks (1969–1997; drums, keyboard, bass)
10. Dave Swarbrick (1969–1984; vocals, fiddle, mandolin)
11. Roger Hill (1971-1972; vocals, guitar)
12. Trevor Lucas (1972–1975; vocals, guitar, Eclection, Fotheringay)
13. Jerry Donahue (1972–1975; guitar, Fotheringay)
14. Bruce Rowland (1975–1979; drums, The Grease Band)
15. Ric Sanders (1985–Present; fiddles, keyboard, The Albion Band, Soft Machine)
16. Maartin Allcock (1985–1996; vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboard, Jethro Tull)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 23:04pm


"Induct Fairport Convention into,The Rock & Roll Hall" of Fame" now active on Facebook. I can only agree re: the importance of this band.

Posted by Keith Keller on Wednesday, 03.26.14 @ 15:00pm


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