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The Incredible String Band

The Incredible String Band (sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a British psychedelic folk band formed by Clive Palmer, Robin Williamson and Mike Heron in Edinburgh in 1966. The band built a considerable following, especially in the British counterculture, notably with their albums The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, and Wee Tam and the Big Huge. They became pioneers in psychedelic folk and, through integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms and instruments, in the development of world music.

Following Palmer's early departure, Williamson and Heron performed as a duo, later augmented by other musicians. The band split up in 1974. They reformed in 1999 and continued to perform with changing lineups until 2006.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1971

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 15606 approximately early 1971 Air The Incredible String Band Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "The Incredible String Band," accessed September 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346748.

The Incredible String Band. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346748.

"The Incredible String Band." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 September 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346748

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