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 Sandy Denny

Sandy Denny

Original Name Alexandra Elene Maclean Lucas
Birth
Merton Park, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Death 21 Apr 1978 (aged 31)
Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Burial Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Plot 38 Block V
Memorial ID 20256 · View Source
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Musician. Born Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, she was an English guitar player, singer-composer, noted as a founder of the British folk rock movement. In 1968, she became a member of the popular band, “Fairport Convention” which released three albums, plus her hit single composition, "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?”. Going solo in 1971, she recorded the albums “The North Star Grassman and the Ravens” (1971), “Sandy” (1972), Like an Old Fashioned Waltz” (1974) and “Rendezvous” (1977). She was also voted Melody Makers poll the "Best British Female Singer", (1970-71). In April 1978, while staying with a friend in London, she fell down a flight of steep stairs and was found some hours later in a coma from which she never recovered.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20256
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sandy Denny (6 Jan 1947–21 Apr 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20256, citing Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .