This is an "unofficial" site containing information about the English singer, songwriter, poet and storyteller Roy Harper.
This site has been maintained by Aaro Koskinen since 1994. If you are adventurous, you might also want to check out my other pages. Be seeing you!
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Great site. I have all the music, most of the DVDs & movies, but only seen him once, in Chicago, at The Abbey Pub, in 1998.
I have a bunch of Hor's De (forgot how to spell it), but I don't even remember which ones I have, and I have no idea where they are because of the many times I've moved since I got them but when I find them I'll let you know if I have any of the ones you need.
(Bill Krohn, Kalamazoo Michigan USA)
Hi This is a great site. I think the first time I saw Roy was at The Royal Albert Hall. This was around the time that the Ghengis album came out. I remember him singing into the soundhole of his guitar (Highgate cemetery). They used to have Folk Festivals with people like Al Stewart, ISB and The Watersons. Keep up the good work!
Just thought I would thank you for the sterling work that you have put into this - you have come up with some playable versions that I haven't managed to work out and I have been a keen follower since the 60's.
If you ever sus out the tabs tuning etc for WISHING WELL, please add them to this site.
Again many many thanks for all so far.
(Doug Griffin, just down the road)
Thank you for this labor of love which is this website and for keeping it going for all these years. Living in the states, I have the misfortune of never having seen Mr. Harper perform live. His visits in 1998 and 1999 came and went without me being aware and though I was living a few hundred miles inland, I would have hopped on a plane for the opportunity.
(rockthrowingbuddhist, Oregon, USA)
What's the "one mad dog and his master" reference on WAOCLTC?
And er...isn't cricket here a metaphor for life (and hence death), or is that too obvious?
(Ed Lithgow, Tainan)
That was in reference to Highway Blues
I play this in normal tuning with a b chord on 7th fret leaving open top b and e strings (like a power chord really). Then down to a on 5th fret also with open b and e strings.
Chorus down to e major and "open" b' eventuating in f#, again leaving the top b and e strings open. Can do a really loud job with this method whether or not Roy Harper did it this way.
Roy Harper played a double bill with Chris Spedding on September 21 1985 at Larry's Hideaway in Toronto ON Canada. After Spedding's main set, Roy returned to the stage and sang "Highway Blues" and "Hallucinating Light" while Spedding played guitar. They also played Fed Hall in Waterloo ON Canada on September 25, 1985 but did not appear together.
(Alon Dennis, Tillsonburg ON Canada)
I was at the gig 1982-03-28, Priory, Leicester, UK.
He played the same venue either the night before, or the night after; I went to both gigs.
I had a cassette of the recording you mention - it was very poor quality.
(Simon Blake, England)
I have Hors D'oeuvres 2 which I can photocopy/scan and email for you. Otherwise I have HD 12 onward which I see you already have. I have an article in Acoustic Music July 1980 and Guitarist July 1990 and a few music paper reviews/cuttings from 1974 too. Regards, Geoff - firstname.lastname@example.org
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