Fairport Convention Story Told In Book
Fairport Convention mark 45 years since their founding with the publication of a book which tells the band’s story in the members’ own words.
Fairport By Fairport is published by Rocket 88 on November 25. The first edition is limited to 2000 copies and will be signed by the current band. It also comes with a new documentary DVD.
The title is drawn from interviews conducted by author Nigel Schofield, who first met the band in 1969 and has spoken to almost every long-term and ex-member.
Those featured include Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Chris Leslie, Ric Sanders, Gerry Conway, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks, Dave Swarbick, Jerry Donohue and Judy Dyble.
The narrative includes previously unpublished comments from Sandy Denny and Trevor Lucas, plus input from Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Joe Boyd, Ralph McTell, Billy Connolly, Martin Carthy and John Peel.
Fairport By Fairport extends to 432 pages and the first edition is bound in traditional buckram cloth. Find out more.