The Enigma of Nic Jones: Return of Britain’s Lost Folk Hero - Sensoria (18)

The Enigma of Nic Jones

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This film was last shown on 27 September 2013

Nic Jones is a legend of British folk music. Though poised for international stardom after his 1980 album penguin eggs was widely acknowledged as a classic, a near-fatal car crash in 1982 changed his life forever, almost every bone in his body was broken.

The Enigma of Nic Jones tells the story of Nic’s determination to sing again and his return to the stage 30 years later.

In a recent poll by The Observer, penguin eggs was rated number 79 of the ‘100 Best Records Of All Time’—amazing for an LP that never actually charted. Nic has inspired a whole generation of younger artists.

Director
Michael Proudfoot
Year
2012
Duration
60 mins

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