Strawbs

Strawbs BIOGRAPHY

Strawbs

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1968-1975

Strawbs was named for the Strawberry Hill district of London.

The Strawbs was the first act signed by A&M Records, Ltd. in Great Britain in May 1968. The group broke in Canada before the U.S.

Strawbs had more members who were eventually signed to A&M as members of other bands and as solo artists than any other group on the label. David Cousins, Sandy Denny, Richard Hudson and John Ford, and Rick Wakeman all released albums for A&M Records.

Billboard reported the "Part of the Union" single reached #2 in Bankok on March 24, 1973 and #8 in Singapore on April 7, 1973.

SOURCES:
The Strawbs, David Cousins' Simple Visions. Frank Jarvis. Goldmine, August 21, 1992, 30.

Dave Cousins
Hudson-Ford
Rick Wakeman
Stealers Wheel
Rick Wakeman & Roger Daltrey
OFFICIAL WEB SITE: The Strawbs

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Blue Weaver
   Born: Mar 11, 1947
   Member Years: 1971-1972
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Chas. Cronk
   Member Years: 1973-1975
   Instrument(s): bass, synthesizer, vocals
Claire Deniz
   Member Years: 1969
Dave Cousins
   Born: Jan 07, 1945
   Member Years: 1968-1975
   Instrument(s): vocals, dulcimer, banjo, guitar, recorder
   See Dave Cousins
Dave Lambert
   Born: Mar 08, 1949
   Member Years: 1972-1975
   Instrument(s): guitars, vocals
John Ford
   Born: Jul 01, 1948
   Member Years: 1970-1972
   Instrument(s): vocals, bass
   See Hudson-Ford
John Hawken
   Born: May 09, 1940
   Member Years: 1973
   Instrument(s): keyboards, sythesizer
John Mealing
   Born: Apr 05, 1942
   Member Years: 1975
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Richard Hudson
   Born: May 09, 1948
   Member Years: 1970-1972
   Instrument(s): drums, vocals, sitar
   See Hudson-Ford
Rick Wakeman
   Born: May 18, 1949
   Member Years: 1970
   Instrument(s): organ, celeste, clarinet, piano, harpsichord, sythesizer
   See Rick Wakeman, Rick Wakeman & Roger Daltrey
Robert Kirby
   Born: Apr 16, 1948      Died: Oct 03, 2009
   Member Years: 1975
   Instrument(s): keyboards
Rod Coombes
   Born: May 15, 1946
   Member Years: 1973-1975
   Instrument(s): drums, percussion, vocals
   See Stealers Wheel
Ron Chesterman
   Born: Nov 27, 1943      Died: Mar 16, 2007
   Member Years: 1968-1969
   Instrument(s): bass
Tony Hooper
   Born: Sep 14, 1943
   Member Years: 1968-1971
   Instrument(s): vocals, autoharp, guitar, tambourine


Strawbs PHOTOS

Strawbs DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Strawbs U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records60694931572003
Best of the Strawbs (the)A&M RecordsSP 60051978
Bursting At the SeamsA&M RecordsSP 43831973
Choice Collection (a)A&M Records31454 00141993
From the WitchwoodA&M RecordsSP 43041971
GhostsA&M RecordsSP 45061975
Grave New WorldA&M RecordsSP 43441972
Halcyon DaysA&M Records31454 09511997
Hero and HeroineA&M RecordsSP 36071974
Just a Collection of Antiques and CuriosA&M RecordsSP 42881971
NomadnessA&M RecordsSP 45441975
StrawbsA&M RecordsSP 41860000

Strawbs U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
And Wherefore/Shine on Silver SunA&M Records14761973
Benedictus/Heavy DisguiseA&M Records13641972
Lay Down/Winter and the SummerA&M Records14511972
Lemon Pie/Where Do You Go (When You Need a Hole to Crawl In)A&M Records16871975
Little Sleepy/Golden SalamanderA&M Records17471975
Man Who Called Himself Jesus (the)/Poor Jimmy WilsonA&M Records9981968
Oh How She Changed/Or Am I DreamingA&M Records9441968
Part of the Union/TomorrowA&M Records14191973
Round and Round/Heroine's ThemeA&M Records15191974
Where Is This Dream of Your YouthA&M Records12421970

Strawbs U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection20036069493157
Lay Down
Lemon Pie
Starshine/Angel Wine
Part of the Union
Hero and Heroine
Round and Round
Medley: Autumn (Heroine's Theme/Deep Summer's Sleep/Winter Long (the))
Grace Darling
Medley: Ghosts (Sweet Dreams/night Light/Guardian Angel)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
And Wherefore/Shine on Silver Sun19731476
And Wherefore
Shine On Silver Sun

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Benedictus/Heavy Disguise19721364
Benedictus
Heavy Disguise

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Best of the Strawbs (the)1978SP 6005
Hero and Heroine
Tears and Pavan
Glimpse Of Heaven (a)
Round and Round
New World
Benedictus
Shine On Silver Sun
To Be Free
Where Do You Go (When You Need...)
Autumn
Don't Try To Change Me
Little Sleepy
Part Of the Union
Song Of a Sad Little Girl
Down By the Sea
Lay Down
Heavy Disguise
Lemon Pie
Blue Angel

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Bursting At the Seams1973SP 4383
Flying
Lady Fuschia
Stormy Down
Down By the Sea
River (the)
Part Of the Union
Tears and Pavan
Winter and the Summer (the)
Lay Down
Thank You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Choice Collection (a)199331454 0014
Lay Down
Lemon Pie
Lady Fuschia
Autumn (I) Heroine's Theme / (II) Seep...
Glimpse of Heaven (a)
Hangman and the Papist (the)
New World
Round and Round
I Only Want My Love to Grow in You
Benedictus
Hero and Heroine
Song of a Sad Little Girl
Tears and Pavan / (I) Tears / (II) Pavan
To Be Free
Part of the Union
Down by the Sea

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
From the Witchwood1971SP 4304
Glimpse Of Heaven (a)
Witchwood
Thirty Days
Flight
Hangman and the Papist (the)
Sheep
Canon Dale
Shepherd's Song (the)
In Amongst the Roses
I'll Carry On Beside You

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Ghosts1975SP 4506
Sweet Dreams/Long Night/Guardian Angel
Lemon Pie
Starshine/Angel Wine
Where Do You Go (When You Need...)
Impressions of Southall from the Train/Auction (the)
Don't Try To Change Me
Remembering
You and I (When We Were Young)
Grace Darling

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Grave New World1972SP 4344
Benedictus
Hey, Little Man...Thursday's Child 0:01:05
Queen Of Dreams
Heavy Disguise
New World
Hey, Little Man...Wednesday's Child
Flower and the Young Man
Tomorrow
On Growing Older
Ah Me, Ah My
Is It Today, Lord?
Journey's End (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Halcyon Days199731454 0951
Man Who Called Himself Jesus (the)
Where Is This Dream of Your Youth?
Battle (the)
Weary Song (the)
I Turned My Face Into the Wind
Forever
Song of a Sad Little Girl
Glimpse of Heaven (a)
Witchwood
Sheep
Shepherd's Song (the)
Hangman and the Papist (the)
Benedictus
Queen of Dreams
Heavy Disguise
New World
Two Weeks Last Summer
Blue Angel
Here It Comes
Part of the Union
Tears and Pavan
River (the)
Down By the Sea
Lay Down
Autumn: Heoine's Theme/Deep Summer's Sleep/Winter Long (the)
Hero and Heroine
Midnight Sun
Out in the Cold
Round and Round
Medley: Ghosts (Sweet Dreams/Night Light/Guardian Angel)
Lemon Pie
Grace Darling
To Be Free
Hanging in the Gallery
Promised Land (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hero and Heroine1974SP 3607
Autumn
Sad Young Man
Just Love
Hero and Heroine
Shine On Silver Sun
Midnight Sun
Out In the Cold
Round and Round
Lay a Little Light On Me
Hero's Theme

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios1971SP 4288
Marthin Luther King's Dream
Antique Suite
Temerament of Mind
Fingertips
Song of a Sad Little Girl
Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Lay Down/Winter and the Summer19721451
Lay Down
Winter and the Summer

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Lemon Pie/Where Do You Go (When You Need a Hole to Crawl In)19751687
Lemon Pie
Where Do You Go (When You Need...)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Little Sleepy/Golden Salamander19751747
Little Sleepy
Golden Salamander

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Man Who Called Himself Jesus (the)/Poor Jimmy Wilson1968998
Poor Jimmy Wilson
Man Who Called Himself Jesus (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Nomadness1975SP 4544
To Be Free
Little Sleepy
Golden Salamander
Absent Friend (How I Need You)
Back On the Farm
So Shall Our Love Die?
Tokyo Rose
Mind Of My Own (a)
Hanging In the Gallery
Promised Land (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Oh How She Changed/Or Am I Dreaming1968944
Or Am I Dreaming
Oh How She Changed

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Part of the Union/Tomorrow19731419
Part Of the Union
Tomorrow

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Round and Round/Heroine's Theme19741519
Round and Round
Heroine's Theme

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Strawbs0SP 4186

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Where Is This Dream of Your Youth19701242
Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth


Strawbs MUSIC CHARTS

Strawbs on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Bursting At the SeamsSP 4383Billboard Pop121
GhostsSP 4506Billboard Pop47
Grave New WorldSP 4344Billboard Pop191
Hero and HeroineSP 3607Billboard Pop94
NomadnessSP 4544Billboard Pop147
US SINGLES & EPs
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Lay Down/Winter and the Summer1451Billboard Pop12
Part of the Union/Tomorrow1419Billboard Pop2