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Classic John Compton, gorgeous melodies and beautiful lyrics. Check out 'Downtown Row', 'Chrissy' and 'Sunk Canoe'.


Born: 1950

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '70s, '90s

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Parker Compton co-founded the acoustic band Appaloosa with violinist Robin Batteau in the late '60s. Both musicians had been heavily influenced by the folk scene in their hometown, Cambridge, MA. Compton got his start singing in a Cambridge church choir before he and Batteau began playing the coffeehouse circuit together. As the 1972 press release for Compton's solo album, To Luna, tells it, John Compton showed up at producer Al Kooper's Columbia Records office...
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