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1967-2012: Fairport Convention celebrates anniversary
45 years and still going strong!
Fairport Convention, one of the most enduring names in rock and pop, celebrates 45 years as a band this year.
Formed in north London during the ‘summer of love’, Fairport Convention played its first gig on 27 May 1967 in a Golders Green . . . → Read More: 1967-2012: Fairport Convention celebrates anniversary (Press Release)