(With thanks to Michael Clayton)
Evolution: Rod Clements and Ray Laidlaw formed the Downtown Faction Blues Band in Newcastle in the summer of 1966 and renamed it Brethren in the summer of 1969, when their colleagues were Jeff Sadler, Simon Cowe and Ray Jackson. Jeff Sadler (lead Guitar) left in December 1969 and was replaced by Alan Hull in the spring of 1970. Changed their name to Lindisfarne in August 1970.
First Public Appearance: Ashington Cellar Club, Northumberland, May 1970.