Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sandy Denny and the Strawbs: Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

Yesterday morning I gently admonished Paul Walter for calling The Strawbs "one hit wonders".

It wasn't so much because they had a couple of other hits besides Part of the Union: it was because the band has a long and interesting history. At various times both Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman have been members.

So here is an early Sandy Denny recording of her great song Who Knows Where the Time Goes? made in 1967 when she was briefly a member of The Strawbs. It was intended for an LP by the band, but this did not emerge until 1973, when it was titled All Our Own Work.

 In 1969 Denny recorded the best known version of her song as part of Fairport Convention.

Anyway, thanks to Paul for helping me choose this week's music video.

1 comment:

Left Lib said...

I think this is a great song. One thing that surprises me is that Sandy is rightly remembered today, but few have heard of Anne Briggs. She had the best voice I ever heard on the folk scene;