In this post we come to the last three mugshots on the back cover, being the three on the final row of the the three rows. Indeed.
For me, it is the one on the left which is the most curious:
Fairport again, of course. Then a highly exciting and productive stay with Steeleye Span. He can play with the best and shine. For some obscure reason, he wished to be known as Ron Smith for this album. But the real Ron Smith objected.”
This is all very odd. In the first place, Ashley Hutchings had only been called Tyger Hutchings in print once before, this being on the cover of the very first, eponymous, Fairport Convention LP, released on Polydor in 1968, the group being the only one to feature Judy Dyble in the line-up. He was never so described formally again, as far as I know. Secondly, even though his main thing is playing bass, he does not do so at all on this record. In fact, he only appears on one track at all, “Nadine”, where he is listed thus:
“Ashley “Tyger” Hutchings, vocals”.
All very strange. Next time, the last two.