Sandy Denny was one of England's greatest folk singers. Born 65 years ago today, she's best remembered for her melancholy composition "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?"
Forty years after its 1967 release, the song was voted "Favourite Folk Track of All Time" in a BBC Radio 2 listener poll. It's been covered over and over again, by artists as diverse as Nina Simone, 10,000 Maniacs, Nanci Griffith and Susanna Hoffs. It's appeared on soundtracks for both movies and TV shows, and our friends at Obit-Mag.com included it on a list of top five songs about death.
But though the lovely ballad is often what we think of when we think of Sandy Denny, it isn't her only claim to fame. In addition to her many albums and singles, she holds a unique distinction: she was the only guest vocalist ever to sing on a Led Zeppelin studio album. Her duet with Robert Plant in "The Battle of Evermore" is as ethereally beautiful as her solo work.
Written by Linnea Crowther