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Clive Palmer dies aged 71

Clive Palmer, one of the original members of the Incredible String Band, has died aged 71. Palmer, originally from London, spent much of his life in Cornwall, and despite being best known as an original member of the Incredible String Band, only contributed to a fraction of the group’s 1966 self-titled album.

Palmer started Clive’s Incredible Folk Club in Glasgow with Robin Williamson in 1964, and then spent much of the late 60s on the hippy trail around Iraq, Afghanistan and India. Upon his return he bounced down to Cornwall and formed a succession of short lived groups, The Famous Jug Band among them. He later formed his own group COB (Clive’s Own Band) with whom he recorded two albums, considered the peak of his career, both musically and commercially.