Friday May 13th – 7.00pm
Launch Party for ‘An Accidental Musician’, Judy Dyble’s Autobiography.
Please join us for Judy’s glorious return to the Bookshop (Judy will be performing too!)
The original female singer for Fairport Convention, Judy left the band after their first album, aged 19 (replaced by Sandy Denny).
Judy's boyfriend at the time, Ian McDonald answered an ad in Melody Maker and joined Giles, Giles and Fripp, the forerunner of King Crimson. Judy joined this band, but left when her relationship with McDonald ended.
She then teamed up with ex-Them singer Jackie McAuley to form Trader Horne, but in 1973, Judy left the music business when she married DJ Simon Stable (Count Simon De La Bedoyere). Simon died in 1994, and apart from the odd appearance at Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival, Judy didn’t perform again for many years.
In 2003, she restarted her musical career and produced several albums to great critical acclaim. 2015's 3-CD anthology sold out immediately and was well reviewed in Prog magazine, amongst others.
Judy’s autobiography, written with journalist and author Dave Thompson captures Judy’s extraordinary story perfectly.
Please come along to help celebrate with Judy. As an added bonus she’ll be joined by Alistair Murphy, Jeremy Salmon to (as she put it) “sing a bit” too!
The book will be available on the night and Judy will be very happy to sign copies for you.
This is a FREE event, but judging by her last appearance at the bookshop, it will be VERY busy, so please make sure you get here early.