Iain Matthews, English musician and songwriter, was singer and guitarist with Fairport Convention, before forming his own band Matthews Southern Comfort, which had a UK number one in 1970 with a cover of Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" (it spent three weeks at number one and 23 weeks in the Top 100). Born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire/England Iain Matthew McDonald (stage name Ian Matthews, later from 1989 again in the original spelling Iain) was a founding member of British folk rock institution Fairport Convention with Richard Thompson and Ashley Hutchings. Due to musical differences he left the band during the recording of the album “Unhalfbricking” and after a short detour in Matthews Southern Comfort he started his impressive solo career which still left enough space for him to front the bands Plainsong, Hi-Fi (feat. David Surkamp, Pavlov’s Dog), and lately Matthews Southern Comfort again. The present Rockpalast video shows Iain Matthews and his band at a concert in the Hamburger Markthalle in Germany from December 12, 1983 feat. David Wintor (If, Stealers Wheel) on bass, Bruce Hazen (Hi-Fi, Life 9) on guitar and former Argent and Kinks drummer Bob Henrit.