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Gonna See All My Friends : A People’s History of Fairport Convention

Houghton, Richard, Smith, Gabriel
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Spenwood Books
Published: November 18, 2022
ISBN: 9781916889675
384 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


Gonna See All My Friends is a fully authorised history of Fairport Convention in the words of over 300 fans. Illustrated in full colour throughout with photographs of the band and rare memorabilia, the book includes contributions from Fairport stalwarts Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg along with memories from some of the band’s many friends across the music world, including Ian Anderson and Doane Perry (Jethro Tull), Ralph McTell (‘Streets of London’), producer Joe Boyd, BBC broadcaster Michael Billington and folk luminaries annA rydeR, Edwina Hayes, Brendan Murphy, Kieran Goss, Fraser Nimmo, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican, along with Huw Williams and Steve Tilston. With an introduction by Fairport historian Nigel Schofield, this book is a fan’s-eye romp through 55 years of making music, mates and mischief, the latter aided from time to time by the odd pint of beer.

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