Judy Dyble is a legend. The original female singer for Fairport Convention she left the band after their first album aged only 19, but went on to perform in Giles, Giles and Fripp and later, Trader Horne. In 2003, after a break from the music business and the death of her husband, she felt able to restart her musical career and has produced several albums to great critical acclaim. This book is a tender and fascinating look at her life and career, for fans of folk, prog rock and jazz rock, plus the army of Fairport Convention fans who have been waiting to hear her story.
Born in 1949, Judy Dyble was the original female singer with Fairport Convention, replaced by Sandy Denny. She then teamed up with Robert Fripp for Giles, Giles and Fripp before forming Trader Horne with ex-Them singer Jackie McAuley. She married In 1973 and left the music business. Her husband died in 1994, which devastated her, In 2003, she felt able to restart her music career, releasing albums to great critical acclaim. She is probably better known now than at any other time in her life.Dave Thompson is the British born author of over 100 books, largely dealing with rock and pop music (The Fall, Patti Smith, Rod Stewart, The Sparks and many more), but also covering film, sports, philately, numismatics and erotica. He lives in Newark, Delaware and is married to writer Amy Hanson.