Davy Graham dies

Folk guitarist passes away aged 68

Folk legend Davy Graham, who was cited as a major influence on The Kinks, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, has died aged 68.

The guitarist was a hugely important artist in the ’60s folk revival.

His manager announced that he died “from a massive seizure at home after a short battle with lung cancer”, reports BBC News.

Radio 2‘s Mike Harding has named him as an inspiration for “Paul Simon, Bert Jansch and Nick Drake” and Ray Davies from The Kinks called him an “awesome influence”, reports the site.

Graham‘s track ‘Anji’ was covered by Simon And Garfunkel for their ‘Sounds Of Silence’ album in 1966.