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A short-lived British folk rock-band, Longdancer were finest remembered as the first professional music group to feature David A. Stewart (b. 9 Sept 1952, Sunderland, Tyne & Put on, Britain). The group grew out of the folk duo composed of Stewart and Brian Harrison, previously using the London-based music group Ball Of Yarn. The set played night clubs and support gigs in the north east of Britain and in 1971 documented an EP for the neighborhood Multichord label. Shortly soon after they added additional vocalist/guitarists Steve Sproxton and Kai Olsson and became Longdancer. In 1973, they truly became the first performers to indication to Elton John’s Rocket label, touring with John before Olsson still left to be changed by Matt Irving (keyboards) and Charlie Smith (drums). The brand new line-up made another record and released an unsuccessful one, ‘Puppet Man’ in 1974. Quickly afterwards, Longdancer split. Kai Olsson produced a 1979 single record for Chrysalis Information (Crazy Appreciate) while Harrison and Smith used folk performers Robin and Barry Dransfield before Smith became a member of Blue. Irving documented with Philip Rambow before signing up for the Lords Of THE BRAND NEW Cathedral in the 80s. In 1977, Stewart would type the Travelers and in 1981, with Annie Lennox, the extremely successful Eurythmics.

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