Amazing Blondel was formed by John Gladwin and Terry Wincott in the laste 1960's. They were very inspired by renaissance-music and wrote new acoustic material in that style. Apparently Rolling Stones' "Lady Jane has been an inspiration for them."
When their first album "Evensong" the group had become a trio with guitarist Eddie Baird.
All group members played many different instruments and
After three fine albums Gladwin decided to leave the group. Baird and Wincott continued as Blondel and released 4 more albums in the 1970's before they split up. By that time their music had changed towards a more commercial mainstream type of music.
In 1997 the three original members re-united and recorded the album "Restoration", and the group still performs live.
Key Band Members:
John David Gladwin: Vocals, guitar, lute, oboe and songwriter. He is a great songwriter and wrote the majority of songs for their first three albums. He left in 1972 after the release of "England". Rejoined the other in the 1990s'
Terry Wincott: Keyboards, flute, cittern, horn and vocals. Original member.
Eddie Baird: Guitar, percussion and vocals. Joined in 1970. Began writing the songs when Gladwin left.