Nick Drake
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Way to Blue: An Introduction to Nick Drake
Shirley Collins

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British Folk-Rock was heavily inspired by its American counterpart, but it still retained a distinctly British flavor. Such trailblazers as Fairport Convention clearly drew inspiration from the Byrds and Bob Dylan, but they incorporated elements of traditional British folk, as well as English themes that gave the music its unique character. Fairport Convention were the titans of British folk-rock, and such original members as Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny later forged successful solo careers. Their producer, Joe Boyd, also helped developed the careers of a number of other key players in British folk-rock, including the acclaimed singer/songwriter Nick Drake.

British Folk-Rock Artists Highlights

Nick Drake
Nick Drake
Shirley Collins
Shirley Collins
Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch
Richard & Linda Thompson
Richard & Linda Thompson
Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson

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British Folk-Rock Album Highlights

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Fairport Convention
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Way to Blue: An Introduction to Nick Drake
Nick Drake
Way to Blue: An ...
Sweet Little Mysteries: The Island Anthology
John Martyn
Sweet Little Mysteries: ...
A Man I’d Rather Be, Pt. 1
Bert Jansch
A Man I’d Rather Be, Pt.
Shoot Out the Lights
Richard & Linda Thompson / ...
Shoot Out the Lights
You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here
Ralph McTell
You Well-Meaning Brought ...

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British Folk-Rock Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
A Sailor's Life Fairport Convention
Way to Blue Nick Drake
Some People Are Crazy John Martyn
Strolling Down the Highway
Bert Jansch
Shoot Out the Lights Richard Thompson / Richard & Linda Thompson
Claudia Ralph McTell
That's the Way Led Zeppelin
Changes David Bowie
A Very Cellular Song The Incredible String Band
The Cuckoo Pentangle

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