Fairport Convention

Song of the Day Revisited: Fairport Convention ... Crazy Man Michael

Another quick update, Oct 2023: Dave Swarbrick's widow Jill has firmly and correctly reminded me that the gorgeous music that so perfectly suits Richard Thompson's words for this song was composed by the mighty Swarb. Read her comment below, reproduced... Read more →


Who Knows Where the Time Goes - or where it went? Celebrating Sandy Denny's birthday

January 6 2024: had she lived, Sandy Denny would today have been celebrating her 77th birthday, writes Colin Randall. It feels appropriate to mark her birthday once again. I have also posted an article at my new Substack pages. Don't... Read more →


Loft Vinyl: (9) Fairport Convention and Heyday

This article was devised and started before Sunderland vs Millwall. And then updated at half time and finished after the final whistle on a heartening 3-0 home win ... Long neglected, Salut! Live's Loft Vinyl series - the product of... Read more →


Cover Story: (70) Your favourite Dylan covers. Eric Alper asks, Salut! Live answers

Eric Alper -'freelance music publicist. SiriusXM host, shameless idealist, lifelong musicaholic', he says though with more upper case than I'd allow - is the Twitter master of the simple musical question that can reliably be expected to draw hundreds or... Read more →


Loft vinyl: (8) which LPs to pack for France. McGarrigles, June Tabor and Nanci Griffith in, Cream and Chopin out

SEE THE FULL LOFT VINYL SERIES at https://www.salutlive.com/loft-vinyl/ The loss of a cat freed up a lot of space in the car for the grand return to France. With Monette to transport, room had to be found for her cage,... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Dave Swarbrick with Fairport Convention ... Now Be Thankful

June 2021 update: just over five years ago the wonderful musician Dave Swarbrick left us. As I explain below, I have particular reasons to remember Swarb, his battles with ill-health and the passion for music that remained with him to... Read more →