L. O. Records was a DIY label. It managed one single by Folk / Rock band The Strawbs, with Maddy Prior.  It was called 'The King', and it came out in 1979 - or possibly early 1980 - with a catalogue number of LO-1.  The label was owned by Kevin Wyatt Lown, who was the Strawbs' manager at the time; according to the Strawbs the initials stand for Leyton Orient. The A-side was recorded at Ringo Starr's Tittenhurst Park studios (formerly owned by John and Yoko) with Maddy Prior taking the lead female vocal in the duet. Brian Willoughby is on guitar, having joined the main band after their August 1979 festival appearance in Northern Ireland. Strawbs are an English rock band founded in 1964. Although the band started out as a bluegrass group they eventually moved on to other styles such as folk rock, progressive rock, and (briefly) glam rock. They were originally known as the Strawberry Hill Boys from St Mary's Teacher Training College, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. Their long-time leader and most active songwriter is guitarist and singer Dave Cousins (guitar, dulcimer, banjo, vocals) (born David Joseph Hindson, 7 January 1945, in Hounslow, Middlesex). In the early days Strawbs played with Sandy Denny, (later lead singer of Fairport Convention). Madelaine Edith "Maddy" Prior, MBE (born 14 August 1947) is an English folk singer, best known as the lead vocalist of Steeleye Span. Distributed By L. O. Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

79 Strawbs & Maddy Prior The King LO LO 1

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