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Decameron

This UK folk rock-band was formed in 1968 by Dave Bell (guitar/percussion/vocals), and Johnny Coppin (b. 5 Apr 1946, South Woodford, Essex, Britain; electric guitar/piano/vocals). The line-up grew, in Sept 1969, once the duo added Al Fenn (b. Alastair Fenn, 9 March 1947, Chingford, Essex, Britain; guitar/mandolin/vocals), and additional still by adding Geoff March (cello/violin/vocals) in Dec 1969; Dik Cadbury (b. Richard Cadbury, 12 June 1950, Selly Oak, Birmingham, Britain; bass/violin/vocals) in July 1973; and lastly Bob Critchley (drums/vocals) in Sept 1975. From 1971-74, the music group was agreed upon to the Fingimigig company, then work by comedian Jasper Carrott and John Starkey. Located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Decameron performed modern folk rock materials, much of that was constructed by Bell and Coppin. They released three singles on as much brands: ‘Stoats Grope’ in 1973, on Vertigo Information; ‘Breakdown FROM THE Tune’ in 1974, on Mooncrest; and ‘Dance’ in 1976, on Transatlantic. Two various other singles, both on Transatlantic, had been released with the music group beneath the name from the Wonderful Mercury Brothers, where guise they sang 60s doo-wop design. The singles had been ‘New Female In College’ in 1975, along with a edition of the traditional ‘Why Perform Fools Fall In Like’, in 1976. Neither one attained any great industrial success, as well as the music group break up, with Coppin heading on to go after an acclaimed single profession. He reunited along with his previous co-workers in Decameron for some concert events in the past due 90s and early 00s.

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