Davey Graham

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David Michael Gordon "Davey" Graham (originally spelled Davy Graham) (26 November 1940 – 15 December 2008) was a British guitarist and one of the most influential figures in the 1960s British folk revival. He inspired many famous practitioners of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar such as Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones, John Renbourn, Martin Carthy, John Martyn, Paul Simon and Jimmy Page, who based his solo "White Summer" on Graham's "She Moved Through the Fair". Graham is probably best known for his acoustic instrumental "Anji" and for popularizing DADGAD tuning, later widely adopted by acoustic guitarists.[1]

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Davey Graham
Graham performing at The Troubadour with Lou Killen
Graham performing at The Troubadour with Lou Killen
Background information
Birth nameDavid Michael Gordon Graham
Also known asDavy Graham
Born(1940-11-26)26 November 1940
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England
Died15 December 2008(2008-12-15) (aged 68)
London, England
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar, classical guitar, sarod, lute, oud, vocals
Years active1959–2008 (49 years)