Roy Harper is known by many only because he is friend with some famous rockstars: the Pink Floyd invited him to sing in their album Wish You Were Here and the Led Zeppelin dedicated to him a song on their third LP...but unfortunately there are few who know his visionary talent, the sweet bitterness of his voice and his songs.
In the sixties he was already present at the earlier free festivals, improvising with open chords on his acoustic guitar and declaiming poetries. In the year of Orwell this great outsider of the British folk and rock scene is still able to enchant, alone with his instrument, a crowd of people that gathered in such a magical place like Stonhenge, to celebrate the summer solstice.
One Man Rock And Roll Band is taken from the album Stormcock, from 1971, while Commune can be heard on the 1974 record Valentine.
Soon we'll see a couple of clips by the Hawkwind performing at the same festival.
Roy Harper - One Man Rock And Roll Band (1984)
Roy Harper - Commune (1984)