Trevor Lucas – an influential folk artist, a member of Fairport Convention and one of the founders of Fotheringay.
Trevor Lucas (25 December 1943 – 4 February 1989) guitarist and vocalist for such bands as Fairport Convention and Fotheringay. Whilst dating the lead singer of Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny in 1969 he appeared on their album Unhalfbricking. The two formed the band Fotheringay after Sandy left Fairport Convention in 1969.
Trevor was helping Fairport Convention with their 1973 album’ Rosie’ when he joined the band. On 20 September 1973 Trevor and Sandy got married and shortly after Sandy rejoined Fairport Convention. In1978 Sandy died leaving Trevor to raise their newborn daughter, Georgia, by himself.
Shortly after her death Lucas moved back to his homeland of Australia. Lucas started producing more albums and later started working on scores from the film industry. Trevor dropped in to the Troubadour in Melbourne from time to time to listen to music and after three years of sitting amongst the audience, he said
“It makes me itchy to perform again. It would be good to do just a couple of gigs a month to keep my hand in.” These recording were taken over two nights in May 1982.
01. The Plainsman
02. The Sun Never Shines on the Poor
03. Marijuana Australiana
04. Far From Me
05. Factory Man
06. Lucky Old Sun
07. No Account Cowboy
08. Song of the Stars
09. The Ballad of 1891
10. Darkness in the Valley
11. I Threw It All Away
12. Nothing at the End of the Rainbow
13. Here Come the Cowboys
14. The Town I Loved So Well
15. You Gotta Pay Me If You Lay Me
16. Walking on a Wire
17. Forever Young