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The Strawbs are an English rock band founded in 1964 as the Strawberry Hill Boys.[1] The band started out as a bluegrass group,[1] but eventually moved on to other styles such as folk rock and progressive rock.

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Strawbs in May 2012 at All Cannings, Wiltshire
Background information
Also known asThe Strawbs
Acoustic Strawbs
Years active1964–1980, 1983–present
LabelsA&M, Virgin, EMI, Witchwood Media
MembersDave Cousins
Dave Lambert
Chas Cronk
Tony Fernandez
Dave Bainbridge

They are best known for their hit "Part of the Union", which reached number two in the UK Singles Chart in February 1973, as well as for "Lay Down", a popular progressive rock hit from the same LP. Strawbs toured with Supertramp in their "Crime of the Century" tour, doing their own "Hero and Heroine" tour, which drew musical similarities and themes.