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Tony Hooper
Birth nameAnthony Hooper
Born(1939-09-14)14 September 1939
Eastry, Kent, England
Died18 November 2020(2020-11-18) (aged 81)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1960s–2020
Formerly of

Anthony Hooper (14 September 1939 – 18 November 2020)[1] was an English folk singer-songwriter and musician. He was best known as a founder-member of Strawbs together with Dave Cousins and double bassist Ron Chesterman. He left The Strawbs in 1972 after their album Grave New World, when it became obvious that the band was moving further away from its folk roots towards rock and progressive rock. He rejoined for a 10-year stint in 1983. Hooper had been the guitarist in the Ceilidh and barn dance band, Pitchfork, since 1986, and was also a member of Misalliance.

Hooper died on 18 November 2020, at the age of 81.[2]







  1. ^ Heather Malcolm, Interview with Tony Hooper, Jamming, 10 May 1991, Strawbsweb. Retrieved 20 November 2020
  2. ^ "Tony Hooper, Died 18 Nov 2020", Strawbsweb. Retrieved 20 November 2020