Sandy Denny was born on January 6th, 1947 in Wimbledon, in south-west London.
After art school training, she met John Renbourn, Martin Carthy, and others, and
joined the band 'The Strawbs', with whom she made the first version of her best-loved
song, 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes'.
She joined Fairport Convention in 1968 and made several albums in the folk-rock
style, including the truly seminal 'Liege and Lief'. In 1969 at the time of
the group's greatest national popularity, she left to form the group Fotheringay,
recording 3 albums. In 1974 she rejoined Fairport, leaving in 1976 to follow
a not very successful solo career.
She died on April 21st, 1978, when she suffered a brain haemorrhage after falling
downstairs at the age of just 31. Sandy was married to Trevor Lucas, with whom
she had a daughter, Georgia.
Judy Collins recorded and had a hit with Sandy's 'Who Knows Where The Time
Goes'. Sandy was revered as the premier female singer-songwriter of her generation
by the likes of Elton John, Pete Townsend, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Don Henley,
Judy Collins and many others.