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Fairport Convention: Come all ye rolling minstrels

Rob Young, Uncut, September 2007

They were a bunch of uptight Londoners who wanted to be the Byrds. But after a tragic road crash, Fairport Convention holed up in the countryside, tapped into mystical traditions and invented English folk-rock. Nearly 40 years later, they remember, "we were on a crusade..."

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