Anglo For Your Ear: Fairport Convention’s “Who Knows Where the Time Goes”

Fairport Convention exemplified British folk music in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson got his start in the band. However, most people think of the late Sandy Denny when Fairport Convention is mentioned. Her pure, aching soprano evokes other female folk singers, like Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Joni Mitchell. It is on beautiful display in 1967′s “Who Knows Where the Time Goes,” a folk song penned by Denny herself. Sadly, Denny died 30 years ago at age 31 of a brain hemorrhage. Far too young.

The Youtube video features a slideshow of Fairport Convention photos and vintage album covers.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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