Keith Christmas is more remembered for his name than for his work.
Born Keith Peter Christmas on 13 October 1946 near Colchester in Essex (England), his first album, Stimulus, was released in 1969.
He started out as a basic guitar-wielding singer/songwriter and gravitated into a lyrical kind of folk rock.
Christmas played acoustic guitar on David Bowie‘s Space Oddity album and appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970.
By the time of his third album, Pygmy (1971), he was fronting elaborate Robert Kirby arrangements complete with a choir and the baroque keyboard adornment of former Zombies maestro Rod Argent. His high and precise voice was reminiscent of The Moody Blues ‘ Justin Hayward.
Christmas began recording again in 2003 and has released over half a dozen albums since then.