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Dr. Strangely Strange

An experimental Irish folk group closely associated with the Incredible String Music group, Dr. Strangely Unusual was created in Dublin in 1967 by vocalist/guitarist Tim Booth and bassist/keyboardist Ivan Pawle (vocals/bass/keyboards). Quickly they teamed with multi-instrumentalist Tim Goulding, an aspiring painter, and started living and rehearsing in a residence possessed by Goulding’s sweetheart, support vocalist Orphan Annie (a.k.a. Annie Xmas), which its tenants nicknamed “The Orphanage.” After putting your signature on with the Amazing String Band’s maker and supervisor Joe Boyd, Dr. Strangely Unusual debuted in 1969 with Kip from the Serenes. While on tour with Fotheringay, they enlisted drummer Neil Hopwood, and later on in the entire year appeared around the String Band’s Changing Horses LP. After 1970’s Large Petting, Dr. Strangely Unusual began falling aside: Goulding remaining to enter to some Buddhist monastery, while Pawle and Booth teamed with Homosexual and Terry Woods for a short tour. The group quickly disbanded, however they reunited in 1973 for an Irish tour, and briefly reconvened once again in the first ’80s, Ultimately Booth established another Orphanage which became a springboard for a fresh era of Irish rock and roll, helping release the professions of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, Gary Moore among others.

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