Sandy Denny

#114773
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
6, 1947
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 21, 1978 (31)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1947
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 21, 1978 (31)

About

British folk-rock singer with the Fairport Convention who created genre-defining sounds.

Before Fame

She studied piano in London and was taught traditional songs by her grandmother, a Scotswoman.

Trivia

She decided to try singing herself when she heard a performance at a local pub; she thought she could sing as well as those singing.

Family Life

With a self-assured style, she changed Fairport's sound soon after joining the group; she introduced them to folk ballads she heard during her childhood.

Associated With

Nina Simone was one of her many devoted fans and, like many others, she covered Denny's song "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?"

Sandy Denny Popularity