This time we continue a little more with David Suff’s notes from November 2006:
“The Fairport story begins in a leafy North London suburb when a bunch of schoolboys got together at Simon Nicol’s parents’ house – Fairport – and decided to become a band. Briefly they were Tim Turner’s Narration, then the Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra, before finally settling on Fairport Convention. The lineup that appeared on their 1968 self titled debut LP comprised Ian Matthews, Judy Dyble, Ashley Hutchings, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol and Martin Lamble. Judy Dyble left as the first album was released to be replaced by ex-Strawbs vocalist Sandy Denny. Their second album was the acclaimed What We Did On Our Holidays. It mixed original compositions, contemporary folk covers, and revivals of traditional folk song in electric and acoustic arrangements. Matthews left soon after its release.”
All this stuff is dicussed in nauseating detail in posts here which were put up a few years ago.
More from these notes next time.