"The Strawbs" is a rock band founded in 1964 in England. Originally known as the "Strawberry Hill Boys", they started out as a bluegrass band and eventually moved onto to other styles (folk rock, glam rock, progressive rock, AOR).
Their long time leader and most active songwriter is guitarist and singer, Dave Cousins (guitar, dulcimer, banjo, vocals).
Besides Cousins, long standing players were Tony Hooper (guitar, vocals), Ron Chesterman (bass), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) (later well known from Yes), Blue Weaver (keyboards), who also played with Amen Corner, Mott the Hoople and the Bee Gees, Richard Hudson (drums, vocals) and John Ford (bass, vocals). The latter pair had some hits as the duo 'Hudson-Ford'. Other members included Dave Lambert (guitar, vocals), Brian Willoughby (guitar), Chas Cronk (bass, vocals, guitar)(also of the 80s pop duo Cry No More), John Hawken (keyboards) (also The Nashville Teens, Renaissance, Spooky Tooth, Vinegar Joe), Rod Coombes, formerly of Stealers Wheel, Tony Fernandez (drums)and Andy Richards (keyboards). In the early days the Strawbs played with Sandy Denny (lead singer of Fairport Convention and Fotheringay).