b. Christopher John Trevor Midgley, c.1946, Leeds, West Riding, Yorkshire, England. A folk-based singer-songwriter from Leeds, Midgley secured a recording contract with John Peel’s Dandelion Records in 1969. His debut album as Beau was a gentle, unassuming selection, notable for the track ‘1917 Revolution’. This excellent showcase for the artist’s 12-string guitar technique was also issued as a single, enjoying notable success in Lebanon. The 1971 follow-up Creation featured assistance from Jim Milne and Steve Clayton, members of fellow Dandelion act The Way We Live. It resulted in a more varied sound, but without diminishing Beau’s pensive muse. Following Dandelion’s demise, Midgley carried on recording as John Trevor. His most notable song from this period was the folk ballad ‘The Roses Of Eyam’, which was memorably covered by Roy Bailey.
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