Steeleye Span is one of the most iconic electric folk groups, along with Fairport Convention, from England. They have also had one of the longest running and chart toppingly successful careers of any band. They continue strong to this day. They have made a name for themselves whilst covering almost exclusively old traditional tunes in a rock format.
Their story began in 1969 when Ashley Hutchings, who would marry British folk singer Shirley Collins, left Fairport Convention shortly after the car crash, which killed their drummer and seriously injured the remaining members of the band. It has always been cited as having been differences musical in nature rather than anything else for this... Read More