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May 31, 2012

British folk rock took root 45-years ago

LONDON (Reuters) – It was hardly Bob Dylan goes electric, but 45 years ago this week saw a major milestone in British folk-rock, a genre whose influence has stretched across the world and is to be found in a whole new generation of musicians.

The midwives of the event in question were the members of Fairport Convention, a group that is still wildly popular and which has spawned many others, from classic bands such as Steeleye Span right through, arguably, to today’s Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes.

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