Martin Lamble

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Martin Lamble
Birth name Martin Francis Lamble
Born (1949-08-28)28 August 1949
St John's Wood, London, England
Died 12 May 1969(1969-05-12) (aged 19)
M1 motorway, near Scratchwood Services, Watford, England
Instruments drums
Years active 1966–1969
Labels Island Records, Polydor
Associated acts Fairport Convention

Martin Francis Lamble (28 August 1949, in St John's Wood, northwest London–12 May 1969) was the drummer for British electric folk band, Fairport Convention, from just after their formation in 1967, until his death in the Fairport Convention van crash in 1969. He joined the band after attending their first gig and convincing them that he could do a better job than their current drummer, Shaun Frater.

The eldest of three brothers, Martin was educated at Priestmead primary school, Kenton, and later at UCS, Hampstead.

He played on the band's first three albums, but shortly after recording Unhalfbricking on 12 May 1969,[1] Fairport's van crashed on the M1 motorway, near Scratchwood Services, on the way home from a gig at Mothers. Lamble was killed outright in this accident at the age of 19.[1][2]

He also played on Al Stewart's album Love Chronicles, released in September 1969.


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