Maddy Prior.

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Tuesday 18th February 2014.

Maddy+Prior Maddy Prior.

http://www.maddyprior.co.uk/

Born in Blackpool, Prior moved in her teens to St Albans, where she befriended the young Donovan Leitch and Mac MacLeod in The Cock pub. She later formed a duo with MacLeod called ‘Mac & Maddy’. She became a roadie for visiting American musicians, including Reverend Gary Davis. They gave her useful advice about singing British folk songs instead of American songs.

Maddy’s father, Allan Prior, was co-creator of the police drama Z-Cars, and wrote Stookie, a 6-part series for television, about a boy with his arm in a sling. Maddy sang the title song, which was released as a single in 1985. It reappeared on the Steeleye Span album A Rare Collection 1972 – 1996

Background information
Born 14 August 1947 (age 66)
Origin BlackpoolLancashire, England
Genres Folk rockElectric folkFolk
Occupations Singer, Dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1967–present
Labels Park
Associated acts Steeleye Span
Maddy Prior and Tim Hart
Brass Monkey
Silly Sisters
The Carnival Band
June Tabor
Abbie Lathe
Rose Kemp (Prior’s daughter)
Website www.maddyprior.co.uk

The song below was a big hit for them at the time [1976]

For more info – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddy_Prior

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11 responses »

  1. I think Leslie Crowther had finished, because if I remember right, Ed ‘Stupot’ Stewart took over from him. He started ‘This is Your life’ I think… I used to love the same song, while I was gigging in folk clubs there were alot of bands trying to play it, and I thought it was a song people should have left well alone.. Welcome always. 😉

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