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Peter Knight

Musician + Violinist + Guitarist
Male
Born 1947

Peter Knight is a folk musician, member of the electric folk group Steeleye Span. Peter Knight was born in London on 27 May 1947. As a child he learned the violin and mandolin before going to the Royal Academy of Music from 1960 to 1964. The recordings of the Irish fiddler Michael Coleman inspired him to take part in Irish pub sessions. He teamed up with guitarist and singer Bob Johnson until 1970 when he joined Steeleye Span.… Read More

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    Humbled By Queen's Birthday Honour
    Busselton Mail - Jun 12, 2013
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    Blue Ridge Now - Oct 08, 2012
  • The Spirit Of Summer To Be Released
    Hastings St Leonards Observer - May 05, 2012

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Peter Knight.

CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Born in 1947.

TEENAGE

1960 13 Years Old As a child he learned the violin and mandolin before going to the Royal Academy of Music from 1960 to 1964. … Read More

TWENTIES

1970 23 Years Old He teamed up with guitarist and singer Bob Johnson until 1970 when he joined Steeleye Span.
1972 25 Years Old The parting was short-lived, as Bob Johnson himself also joined Steeleye Span in 1972. … Read More

THIRTIES

1977 30 Years Old He left Steeleye Span in January 1977, when it started to look as if the band was about to break up. … Read More
1980 33 Years Old In 1980 he returned to Steeleye Span and has appeared on every one of their albums since then. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 62 Years Old Gigspanner's Debut Album was chosen as one of the best 15 'World' Albums' of 2009 by 'The Wire' Music Magazine.
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