DAN THE BANJO MAN. A project that didn’t do what it said on the tin. No banjos and no man named Dan, but instead a multi instrumentalist called PHIL CORDELL who in 1971 had achieved great commercial success under another misleading pseudonym of SPRINGWATER.
By early 1974, Cordell had started to generate a new sound that moved away from the successful Springwater blueprint. He released “Dan The Banjo Man” to great commercial success in mainland Germany. A single “Dan The Banjo Man” had the distinction of reaching Number 1 in the German charts twice.