Sunday, November 9, 2014

Now We Are Seven

Here's an addendum to my post about Jethro Tull's non-induction (so far) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  I mentioned six British folk rock acts, including Tull, that won't likely be considered for induction any time soon or any time later. I forgot about Steeleye Span.
Steeleye Span are another U.K. band that combined traditional music of the British Isles with rock and roll.  They've relied on an acoustic base but also added touches of electric guitars and even the odd synthesizer line.  Still active today, they are still fronted by female vocalist Maddy Prior, whose strong voice is on par with that of the late Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention.  The band's best-known albums are 1974's Now We Are Six (which featured Ian Anderson as a production consultant) and 1975's Commoner's Crown.
Yeah, I forgot about Steeleye Span.  But so, apparently, has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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