Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band, formed in 1967 by Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, Shaun Frater, with Frater replaced by Martin Lamble after their first gig. They started out influenced by American folk rock and singer-songwriter material, with a setlist dominated by Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell songs and a sound that earned them the nickname'the British Jefferson Airplane'. Vocalists Judy Dyble and Iain Matthews joined them before the recording of their self-titled debut in 1968. Denny began steering the group towards traditional British music for their next two albums, What We Did on Our Holidays and Unhalfbricking. However, shortly before the album's release, a crash on the M1 killed Lamble and Thompson's then-girlfriend, Jeannie Franklyn. For this album Swarbrick joined full-time alongside Dave Mattacks on drums. Both Denny and Hutchings left before the year's end; the 1970s saw numerous lineup changes around the core of Swarbrick and Pegg – Nicol being absent for the middle of the decade – and declining fortunes as folk music fell out of mainstream favour.
Denny, whose partner Trevor Lucas had been a guitarist in the group since 1972, returned for the pop-orientated Rising for the Moon album in 1975 in a final bid to crack America. They played a farewell concert in the village of Cropredy, where they had held small concerts since 1976, this marked the beginning of the Cropredy Festival which has become the largest folk festival in Britain, with annual attendances of 20,000; the band was reformed by Nicol and Mattacks in 1985, joined by Maartin Allcock and Ric Sanders, they have remained active since. Allcock was replaced by Chris Leslie in 1996, Gerry Conway replaced Mattacks in 1998, with this lineup remaining unchanged since and marking the longest-lasting of the group's history, their 28th studio album, 50:50@50, released to mark their 50th anniversary, was released in 2017, they continue to headline Cropredy each year. Despite little mainstream success – with their only top 40 single being "Si Tu Dois Partir", a French-language cover of the Dylan song "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" from Unhalfbricking – Fairport Convention remain influential in British folk rock and British folk in general.
Liege & Lief was named the "Most Influential Folk Album of All Time" at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2006, Pegg's playing style, which incorporates jigs and reels into his basslines, has been imitated by many in the folk rock and folk punk genres. Additionally, many former members went on to form or join other notable groups in the genre, including Fotheringay, Steeleye Span, the Albion Band. Hers ended with her death in 1978, though she is now regarded as being amongst Britain's finest female singer-songwriters. Bassist Ashley Hutchings met guitarist Simon Nicol in North London in 1966 when they both played in the Ethnic Shuffle Orchestra, they rehearsed on the floor above Nicol's father's medical practice in a house called "Fairport" on Fortis Green in Muswell Hill – the same street on which Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks grew up. The house name lent its name to the group they formed together as Fairport Convention in 1967 with Richard Thompson on guitar and Shaun Frater on drums. After their initial performance at St Michael's Church Hall in Golders Green on 27 May 1967, they had their first of many line-up changes as one member of the audience, drummer Martin Lamble, convinced the band that he could do a better job than Frater and replaced him.
They soon added a female singer, Judy Dyble, which gave them a distinctive sound among the many London bands of the period. Fairport Convention were soon playing at underground venues such as UFO and The Electric Garden, which became the Middle Earth club. After only a few months, they caught the attention of manager Joe Boyd who secured them a contract with Polydor Records. Boyd suggested they augment the line-up with another male vocalist. Singer Iain Matthews joined the band, their first album, Fairport Convention, was recorded in late 1967 and released in June 1968. At this early stage Fairport looked to North American folk and folk rock acts such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, The Byrds for material and inspiration; the name "Fairport Convention" and the use of two lead vocalists led many new listeners to believe that they were an American act, earning them the nickname'the British Jefferson Airplane' during this period. Fairport Convention played alongside Jefferson Airplane at the First Isle of Wight Festival, 1968.
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WAFZ-FM is a radio station licensed to Immokalee, broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. The format plays a variety of current hits on the Regional Mexican format. At one time Also played Tejano music Music in the 1980s on its sister station WAFZ-AM. In its beginnings WAFZ had been WZOR-AM 1490 and English programming adult contemporary music and news on for the morning until 3pm, it changed its format to regional Mexican/tejano. The early DJ's and Irma Ayala; the station continued on the air for a long time until the mid 1990s it went silent for a while until what is now WAFZ was bought by Glades Media and transmitted simultaneous what WAFZ FM was playing. The Current Format of WAFZ is a young Regional Mexican, playing newer top40 hits of the Regional Mexican Genre. At one time before this it was a country station it was an oldies, Spanish contemporary pop, it is Licensed to Immokalee, United States, the station is owned by Glades Media Company LLC. WAFZ's programming is heard on WAFZ AM 1490 in Immokalee.
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Mohawk is an unincorporated community in western Greene County, eastern Tennessee, United States, located 15 miles west of the town of Greeneville. Its post office has the zip code 37810; the community is situated between two hills near the confluence of Riley and Lick creeks, just west of where the Norfolk Southern tracks cross a bridge over Lick Creek. Mohawk Road connects the community to U. S. Route 11E to State Highway 348 to the southwest. According to local tradition, Mohawk was known as "Lick Creek Siding," and as "Pane." The name was changed by residents to "Mohawk" after a group of Indians passed through the area during the Civil War. By the 1940s, Mohawk had developed as a "fairly prosperous rural community." It had a roller mill, a car dealership, a general store. Mohawk is home to McDonald Elementary School, a Greene County public school that includes kindergarten through grade 8; the site was used for the McDonald High School, built in 1919 on 6 acres of land donated by Alex Ailshie.
Its namesake was a wealthy bachelor who donated money to build the school. The original building was demolished in 1957, replaced by the brick building in use today. McDonald High School was dissolved after the 1966-67 school year, when students were directed to a regional high school; this building was converted for use as an elementary school