Lindisfarne was formed in Newcastle, England in 1967 and was signed to the fledging label, Charisma the next year and toured extensively throughout the UK playing the "open air" festivals and other venues. Led by singer-songwriter/guitarist/keys Alan Hull the band released thier first album, Nicely Out Of Tune in 1970, a British progressive folk rock edged with political lyrics and just a tinge of psychedelia. Two singles were issued from the album, "Lady Eleanor" and "Clear White Light", but didn't recieve much attention. However it was thier next album, Fog On The Tyne that put the band in the light and "Lady Eleanor" was re-released and reached #3 on the UK charts. Lindisfarne was one of the most popular bands in the UK in the early '70's though the band faded fast after thier third release due to numerous problems during the recording of the album and the sound took on more of a "pub rock" sound similar to Brinsley Schwarz. Three of the original members left the band after the critical and commercial failure of the album but Lindisfarne kept going right up to the early 2000's.