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13 July 2020 12:36

Judy Dyble Fairport Convention Trader Horne

Judy Dyble, the singer-songwriter known for her work with British folk-rock band Fairport Convention, has died at the age of 71. She passed away yesterday (July 12) after suffering from a long-term illness, her publicist confirmed. "It is with great sadness that we announce that English singer-songwriter Judy Dyble passed away on 12th July 2020 following a long illness borne with great courage," a press release reads. Born in London, Dyble first started playing with her band, Judy and the Folkmen, in 1964. She joined the newly formed Fairport Convention in 1967, and left shortly after recording their debut self-titled album in 1968.

She went on to become a vocalist for the cult band Trader Home and later sang in Robert Fripp's early band Giles, Giles and Fripp, in addition to launching her own solo career. The singer largely withdrew from the music business in the 1970s to concentrate on her family, but appeared in several of Fairport Convention's reunion shows, up until 2017 for the 50th anniversary reunion show at Cropredy. Dyble released a number of solo albums in the 2000s, including 2004's Enchanted Garden and 2009's Talking with Strangers. After appearing as a guest singer on Big Big Train's 'The Ivy Gate', taken from the prog rock band's 10th studio album Grimspound, she formed a close working relationship with frontman David Longdon. Together they had been recording a new album, called Between A Breath And A Breath, to be released in September.

"Judy and I became friends during the writing and making of this album," Longdon said in a statement. "Along the way, there was much laughter and joy – but also challenging moments. She was a woman of a certain age and she wrote articulately and unflinchingly about the autumn phase of her life." He continued: "She dealt with her illness with incredible courage and fortitude. She suspected this album was her swan song and she gave it her all. Judy reassured me that she'd had a great life.

And I will miss her greatly." Folk singer-songwriter singer Judy Dyble has died, aged 71. A statement from her publicist read: "It is with great sadness that we announce that English singer-songwriter Judy Dyble passed away on 12th July 2020 following a long illness borne with great courage." Dyble was the original singer with Fairport Convention, appearing on the band's self-titled 1968 debut. After briefly joining Giles, Giles And Fripp (who later evolved into King Crimson), she formed Trader Horne with Them's Jackie McAuley. The duo's sole album, 1970's Morning Way, has since become a cult classic. Dyble retired from music in 1973, but made a return to writing and recording in the early 2000s, releasing a number of solo albums, collaborating with artists such as Andy Lewis and Darren Hayman, and guesting with Fairport Convention at their Cropredy festival.

A new album Between A Breath And A Breath, a collaboration with David Longdon, is due for release later this year. Genesis' Steve Hackett was among those paying tribute on social media, hailing Dyble as "genuinely lovely person with a beautiful voice". Bob Harris called Dyble "a musical pioneer of the late 1960's, helping to create a new blend of folk music and rock". "It was such a privilege to work with her," wrote Darren Hayman. "Heartbroken." Judy Dyble was a genuinely lovely person with a beautiful voice. I'm very sad to hear the news of her death. — Steve Hackett (@HackettOfficial) July 12, 2020 So sad to hear of the passing of dear Judy Dyble. As a founding member of Fairport Convention she was a musical pioneer of the late 1960's, helping to create a new blend of folk music and rock. I saw her many times at the annual @faircropfest and she was a total sweetheart — Bob Harris (@WhisperingBob) July 12, 2020 Advertisement My lovely friend Judy Dyble @judydyble has passed away. I've had a good cry already. It was such a privilege to work with her, play on stage, visit her home and dogs and go shopping for shaving mugs and penguins. I was promsing her a visit post lockdown. Heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/vI856yWEVp — Darren Hayman (@darrenhayman) July 12, 2020 Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble has died By Live4ever - Posted on 13 Jul 2020 at 4:48am Judy Dyble, the first singer with Fairport Convention, has died at the age of 71. Fairport Convention were one of the earliest British contributors to a burgeoning sixties folk scene which was being dominated by American artists such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Jefferson Airplane, and are still releasing albums to this day through various line-up changes which continued after Dyble's departure in the early seventies. "It is with great sadness that we announce that English singer-songwriter Judy Dyble passed away on 12th July 2020 following a long illness borne with great courage," a statement confirmed. "We wish to express our deepest sympathies to Judy's family, friends and many associates from her musical career at this time. Judy's family would like to thank her fans for their messages and good wishes on social media over the last few weeks, but at this time ask that they avoid contacting them for now as they would just like some quiet time." AEW President & CEO Tony Khan took to Twitter this afternoon and commented on the ratings battle between AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT. As noted, the NXT Great American Bash Night 2 defeated the Dynamite Fyter Fest Night 2 in total viewership, but not the key demographic in ratings. NXT scored 759,000 viewers, topping the 715,000 viewers garnered by Dynamite on TNT by 6.2%. However, Dynamite drew a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 demographic, beating the 0.20 scored by NXT by 40%. Khan said he considered AEW ranking #7 in the Cable Top 150 to be a huge win. "If anyone thinks I consider being a top 7 show on cable anything but a huge win, they're incorrect. A win in the demo is a win in the business, and this is a business. I know the industry wasn't talking about the demo as much 20 years ago, but it's what drives our revenue today," he wrote. Khan posted the actual Nielsen chart, as Chris Jericho did last week, and elaborated on the 18-49 demographic. "Here's the chart the industry uses to analyze performance. We love & value all viewers, in or outside that demo, but that's how we score the game," he wrote. Khan posted another tweet and said his family celebrates when AEW makes the Top 10. "Why tweet about ratings? Because I'm thrilled about these numbers & so are TNT. My family drinks A Little Bit of the Bubbly (Chris's actual brand) on Thursdays when we're in the top 10, this is the 3rd time in 4 weeks, & I'm grateful for the great #AEW fans that make it possible!," he wrote. You can click here for our NXT vs. AEW breakdown for this week. Below are Khan's full tweets: Here's the chart the industry uses to analyze performance. The leftmost color-coded column is 18-49 demo. The rightmost color-coded column is total viewers. The chart's ranked by 18-49 viewers. We love & value all viewers, in or outside that demo, but that's how we score the game pic.twitter.com/aipX0MDfjP — Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 9, 2020