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Ian Campbell Folk Group


Perhaps one of the most respected and popular serves from the 1960s Uk folk revival, the Ian Campbell Folk Group was formed in 1958, having spent both years prior operating because the Clarion Skiffle Group. Founded in Birmingham by Scottish-born Campbell, the initial lineup comprised Campbell (electric guitar, vocals), his sister Lorna Campbell (vocals), Dave Philips (electric guitar), and Gordon McCulloch (banjo). McCulloch departed in 1959 and was changed by John Dunkerley (banjo, electric guitar, accordion), and in 1960 the music group was became a member of by fiddler Dave Swarbick. Through the early ’60s, the group made an appearance on television applications just like the Hootenanny Present, Barn Dance, and Hullabaloo. Furthermore, they regularly performed to full homes on the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the Royal Celebration Hall in London, and in 1965, they truly became the very first non-U.S. group to record a Bob Dylan melody; their cover edition of “THE DAYS THEY’RE A-Changin'” reached the U.K. Best 50 in March 1965. The music group continuing to evolve over time, releasing albums, executing live, and adding and subtracting gifted music artists including Brian Clark, Dave Pegg, and George W, well in to the past due ’70s before officially disbanding in 1978.

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Music Songs The D-Day Dodgers, Cutty Wren, Come Kiss Me Love, Cho Cho Losa, Dirty Old Town, Across the Hills, Down in the Coal Mine, Johnny Lad, The Times They Are A Changin', Private Harold Harris, The Circle Game, Lover Let Me In, To Hear the Nightingale Sing, My Miner Lad, Bloody Orkney, One Eyed Reilly, Highland Widow’s Lament, The Apprentice's Song, Earl of Moray, The Bells of Rhymney, The Unquiet Grave, Rights of Man, Hard Life on the Cut, The Drover's Dream, Garton Mother's Lullaby, New York Gals, The Waters of Tyne, The Old Man's Song, We're Nae Awa' to Bide Awa', My Donal, The Jute Mill Song, Death Come Easy
Albums Contemporary Campbell / New Impressions, The Times They Are a-Changin', This Is the Ian Campbell Folk Group / Across the Hills, Ian Campbell Folk Group, Live, This Is the Ian Campbell Folk Group (Original Album), Across the Hills (Original Album)

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1 Folk singer and guitarist, whose sons are UB40 members Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell & Duncan Campbell, and their manager David Campbell. His own group, the Clarion Skiffle Group (changed in 1958 to The Ian Campbell Four, and in 1963 to The Ian Campbell Folk Group), featured his sister Lorna Campbell. Other members included Brian Clark, John Dunkerley, Dave Phillips, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, and Andy Smith.

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