Ron Chesterman

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Ron Chesterman
Birth name Ronald George Arthur Chesterman
Born November 27, 1943 (1943-11-27)
Origin Chester, Cheshire, England
Died March 16, 2007(2007-03-16) (aged 63)
Genres bluegrass, folk
Occupation(s) musician
Instruments double bass
Years active 1960s–2007
Associated acts Strawbs, Draught Porridge

Ronald George Arthur Chesterman (27 November 1943 – 16 March 2007) was an English musician and archivist. He is best known as the original double bass player with The Strawbs. He was county archivist in Chester.

Discography[edit]

Tea & Symphony 
  • An Asylum For The Musically Insane (1969)
Strawbs 

- Albums :

  • Strawbs (1969)
  • Strawberry Sampler Number 1 (1969)
  • Dragonfly (1970) - With Rick Wakeman on piano & Tony Visconti on recorder.
  • Sandy Denny & The Strawbs : All Our Own Work (1973)
  • Sandy Denny & The Strawbs (1991)
  • Preserves Uncanned (1991)
  • The Witchwood Project (2006) Ron plays on one song, The happiest boy in town with The Strawberry Hill Boys.
  • A taste of Strawbs (2006) 5-CD Box Set - Ron Double bass on 15 songs.
  • Sandy Denny & The Strawbs : All our own work: CD - The Complete Sessions (2010) 2 CD
  • Strawbs at The BBC - Volume 1 - In Session (2010)
  • Of a time (2012) - With John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins, Tony Hooper, etc.
  • Sandy Denny & The Strawbs : All our own work (2014) - 2 LP Vinyl Reissue Includes Original Album Release + Out-takes & Demos & Previously Unreleased Demos.

- Singles :

Bernie Taupin 
  • Bernie Taupin (1970) - Shawn Phillips on guitar, sitar, koto and vocals.
Magna Carta 
  • Songs From Wasties Orchard (1971) - With Rick Wakeman, Nick Potter, Danny Thompson, Davy Johnstone, Chris Simpson, etc.
The Crown Folk 
  • More Folk In Worship (1974)

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