Incredible String Band
60's psychedelic folk band the Incredible String Band are celebrated not only for their music but their innovative stage shows that featured poems, sketches and dancing. The band formed in Scotland in 1965, and reformed in 1999 for another 7 musical years.
For the Incredible String Band, the line-up was at first the trio of Robin Williamson, Clive Palmer and Mike Heron, but the band split up and continued as a duo (Williamson and Heron).
The line-up was altered occasionally, most notably when the duo's girlfriends Licorice McKechnie and Rose Simpson, joined them in the band.
Incredible String Band's most celebrated albums were: ''The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter'' and ''Wee Jam and the Big Huge'' a double LP.
By 1968, the group were filling huge venues in the UK, including the Royal Festival Hall and were part of the legendary hippy festival Woodstock.
Their first album: ''The Incredible String Band'' was given the accolade of ''Folk Album of the Year'' in Melody Maker's annual poll, in 1966.
They split up in 1974 but reformed in 1999 and performed until 2006.
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