Michael Dunford

Profile:
Michael Dunford is best known for his work as guitarist and songwriter for the group Renaissance. He worked with John Hawken in the group Cruisers Rock Combo before this act was absorbed into The Nashville Teens in 1960 and 1962, respectively. After leaving the 'Teens' in 1963, he was later recruited into Renaissance by Hawken in 1970 touring as a member of a totally reformed live band whose only recording was the song Mr. Pine on the 1971Illusion album, which at the time was only released in on the European continent. He then left to concentrate on songwriting, but in 1973 became a member again of yet another incarnation of Renaissance, this time featuring Annie Haslam, when they recorded their Ashes Are Burning LP. After this he appeared on every album by the band until his death in 2012. Before his death, he completed the guitar, vocal and songwriting work for the Renaissance album Grandine Il Vento, which was released in 2013.
Dunfurd tried for many years -unsuccessfully- to stage a musical Scheherazade (based in the Renaissance album of the same name, which he had co-written) in London's West End.
At the end of the 1990s, after the main band had temporarily ceased to exist since the mid-eighties, he had his own spin off: Michael Dunford's Renaissance.

Born: 8th July 1944, in Surrey, England
Died: 20th November 2012, in Surrey, England [Aged 68].
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Vocals

Michael Dunford - Turn Of The Cards album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Turn Of The Cards (Album) BTM Records, BTM Records, BTM Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Scheherazade And Other Stories album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Scheherazade And Other Stories (Album) BTM Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Live At Carnegie Hall album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Live At Carnegie Hall (Album, Comp) BTM Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Novella album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Novella (Album) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1977 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - In The Beginning - Prologue / Ashes Are Burning album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - In The Beginning - Prologue / Ashes Are Burning (Comp) Capitol Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Camera Camera album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Camera Camera (Album) Illegal Records (2) US 1981 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Time-Line album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Time-Line (Album) I.R.S. Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Tales Of 1001 Nights, Vol. I album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Tales Of 1001 Nights, Vol. I (Comp) Sire, Warner Bros. Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Tales Of 1001 Nights, Vol. II album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Tales Of 1001 Nights, Vol. II (Comp) Sire, Warner Bros. Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - At The Royal Albert Hall Part 2 album art Renaissance (4) With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Renaissance (4) With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - At The Royal Albert Hall Part 2 (Album) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records, BMG US 1997 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - At The Royal Albert Hall Parts 1 & 2 album art Renaissance (4) With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Renaissance (4) With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - At The Royal Albert Hall Parts 1 & 2 (Album) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - At The Royal Albert Hall Part 1 album art Renaissance (4) With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Renaissance (4) With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - At The Royal Albert Hall Part 1 (Album) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Songs From Renaissance Days album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Songs From Renaissance Days (Album) HTD Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Ocean Gypsy album art Michael Dunford's Renaissance Michael Dunford's Renaissance - Ocean Gypsy (Album) Castle Music US 1997 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Tuscany album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Tuscany (Album) Giant Electric Pea, SPV GmbH Russia 2001 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - In The Land Of The Rising Sun album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - In The Land Of The Rising Sun (Album) Giant Electric Pea Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - British Tour '76 album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - British Tour '76 (Album) Major League Productions Ltd. Japan 2006 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Dreams & Omens album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Dreams & Omens (Album) Friday Music US 2008 Sell This Version
CRDVD174 Michael Dunford - Song Of Scheherezade (Renaissance 'Live') album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Song Of Scheherezade (Renaissance 'Live')(DVD-V, All) Cherry Red Films CRDVD174 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Kings & Queens album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Kings & Queens Voiceprint, RTBF UK 2010 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Live In Chicago album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Live In Chicago (Album) Floating World UK 2010 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Tour 2011 Live In Concert (Turn Of The Cards / Scheherazade And Other Stories) album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Tour 2011 Live In Concert (Turn Of The Cards / Scheherazade And Other Stories) (Album) Symphonic Rock Recordings US 2011 Sell This Version
Michael Dunford - Grandine Il Vento album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Grandine Il Vento (Album) Avalon Japan 2013 Sell This Version
REPUK 1288 Michael Dunford - Live At The BBC Sight & Sound album art Renaissance (4) Renaissance (4) - Live At The BBC Sight & Sound(DVD-V, NTSC, Reg + 3xCD) Repertoire Records REPUK 1288 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Michael Dunford - Illusion album art Renaissance (4) Mr. Pine (as M. Dunford) Renaissance (4) - Illusion (Album) Island Records Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version