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Judy Dyble

Judy Dyble
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Judy Dyble (born Judith Aileen Dyble in London on 13 February 1949; died 12 July 2020) was a British singer-songwriter, most notable for being a vocalist and a founding member of Fairport Convention and Trader Horne. In addition, she and Ian McDonald joined and recorded several tracks with Giles, Giles & Fripp, who later became King Crimson. In later years, she recorded an album as Judy Dyble & Andy Lewis.

While Dyble's first band was Judy and The Folkmen (which existed between 1964 and 1966), she is remembered as the original vocalist with Fairport Convention from 1967 to 1968. The group recorded their first album with her, their repertoire at the time consisting largely of American singer-songwriter works plus a few originals. After Dyble's departure Fairport recruited Sandy Denny as her replacement and turned toward the folk-influenced rock for which they became better known.

After Fairport Convention, Dyble performed with Giles, Giles and Fripp, a group that would later become King Crimson. Later she was one half of the duo Trader Horne with Jackie McAuley, releasing one album, Morning Way in 1969. She also guested on The Incredible String Band's 1968 album The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (on "The Minotaur’s Song") and on G.F. Fitz-Gerald's 1970 album "Mouseproof".

From 1973 onwards Dyble left the music business to work as a librarian, but began performing again, and released a new album, Enchanted Garden in 2004, followed by Spindle and The Whorl in 2006.

Dyble released a single in January 2008 with northern band The Conspirators through London-based record label Transcend. The single, a double A-side, featuring Judy's vocals on a cover of Fairport Convention's song "One Sure Thing" and The Conspirators song "Take Me To Your Leader", reached no 7 in the Official UK Indie Charts.

An album produced and arranged by Tim Bowness (No-Man) and Alistair Murphy, who also collaborated on songs, was released in 2009.

An album with Alistair Murphy, titled Flow and Change, was released by Gonzo Multimedia on 1 July 2013.

During 2016 and 2017, Dyble concentrated on finishing an album of her work, "Summer Dancing" with various collaborators, and a collection of songs recorded as Judy Dyble & Andy Lewis which was released in August 2017. She also recorded a duet with David Longdon on "The Ivy Gate" with Big Big Train for the album Grimspound, which was released in April 2017.

Dyble performed at Fairport's Cropredy Convention Festival with her own The Band of Perfect Strangers; and she also appeared with the surviving original members of Fairport Convention, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the band.
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