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TIMELINE

1963

Dave and Tony play lots of gigs and get named ...

1964

Strawberry Hill Boys really take off, and John Berry joins on bass

1965

Strawberry Hill Boys play the first Cambridge Folk Festival

1966

The White Bear Folk Club opens, and Dave's banjo has its 50th birthday

1967

Strawberry Hill Boys become Strawbs, Sandy Denny joins up with the Strawbs and together they travel to Tivoli Gardens to record with Karl Knudsen by day on a cinema stage, and play in the Vise Versa Hus

1968

Recording Strawbs first album takes a while (A&M reject the initial version), but singles "Oh How She Changed" and "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" are released

1969

At last Strawbs release their first album, then recruit cellist Clare Deniz and play David Bowie's Free Festival in Beckenham

1970

Dragonfly released, then Rick Wakeman, Hud and John come on board, tour with Roy Harper, then make their major breakthrough with the QEH concert on 11 Jul, released as Just A Collectio Of Antiques And Curios

1971

From The Witchwood arrives after a difficult gestation. Wakeman leaves to join Yes, replaced by former Amen Corner keyboard player Blue Weaver, who debuts at a "multimedia show" at the Shaw Theatre




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