October 5th is the birthday of one of our favorite folk performers of early ’70s Bridget St. John. The English singer-songwriter and guitarist is best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion record label. Here’s a great video from a legendary performance on French TV.
Happy Birthday Bridget!
Also, 10 years ago today the wonderful Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch (The Pentangle) passed away. Bert’s music inspired the creation of The Hobbledehoy blog which attempts to promote ongoing respect for British folk music. Forever thanks for the music Bert!