Keith Christmas

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Keith Christmas
Birth name Keith Peter Christmas
Born (1946-10-13) 13 October 1946 (age 68)
Origin Wivenhoe, Essex
Genres Folk rock
Years active late 1960s - present
Labels RCA Victor, B & C Records, Manticore Records
Associated acts Mighty Baby

Keith Christmas (born Keith Peter Christmas, 13 October 1946, Wivenhoe, near Colchester, Essex[1]) is an English singer and songwriter. In 1969 his first album Stimulus was released. Christmas played acoustic guitar on David Bowie's Space Oddity album, and appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970.

Through the 1970s he released four more albums, Fable Of The Wings, Pigmy, Brighter Day and Stories From The Human Zoo, while touring with and supporting bands like The Who, King Crimson, Ten Years After, Frank Zappa, Roxy Music, Hawkwind, Captain Beefheart and The Kinks.[2]

Among the musicians who contributed to his recordings were Mighty Baby, Pat Donaldson, Keith Tippett, Gerry Conway, Shelagh McDonald, Rod Argent, Peter Sinfield, Greg Lake, Mel Collins, Cat Stevens and Michael Boshears.[2]

In 1972 he was voted one of six favourite international artists by writers of Sounds magazine.[2]


  • Fable of the Wings 1970 [3]
  • Pigmy 1971 [3]
  • Brighter Day 1974 [3]
  • Stories from the Human Zoo 1976 [3]
  • Weatherman 1992 [3]
  • Love Beyond Deals 1996 [3]
  • Acoustica 2003 [3]
  • Timeless & Strange (compilation 1969-71) 2004 [3]
  • Light of the Dawn 2006 [3]


  1. ^ Keith Christmas at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
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  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Discography for Keith Christmas at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-01.

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