The year 2010 marks the 41st anniversary of the release of the first Strawbs album on A&M Records. The nucleus of Strawbs are David Cousins, Dave Lambert, and Chas Cronk, the front-line of the classic 1970s line-up of Britain's most successful international folk-rock band, and who now tour as Acoustic Strawbs. In the early 1970s Strawbs scored chart success in Britain with huge albums such as 'Grave New World' and 'Bursting at the Seams'. From the mid-1970s as the group concentrated their attention on the United States and Canada where their albums, including the classics 'Hero and Heroine' and 'Ghosts', spent over fifty two weeks on the Billboard charts. Strawbs toured with the likes of Santana, Peter Frampton, The Eagles, REO Speedwagon, Joe Walsh, Blue Oyster Cult, King Crimson, and Frank Zappa.