Tuesday 18th February 2014.
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
|Born||14 August 1947 (age 66)|
|Origin||Blackpool, Lancashire, England|
|Genres||Folk rock, Electric folk, Folk|
|Associated acts||Steeleye Span
Maddy Prior and Tim Hart
The Carnival Band
Rose Kemp (Prior’s daughter)
The song below was a big hit for them at the time 
For more info – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddy_Prior