1960 to 1980
March 6, 1933
September 22, 1995
Hastings, England, United Kingdom
Dorothy Ann Collins, known as Dolly Collins (6 March 1933 - 22 September 1995), was an English folk musician, arranger and composer. She was the older sister of Shirley Collins. Born in Hastings, Sussex (now East Sussex), she grew up in an artistic, socialist, folk singing family. She learned the piano at school, and then studied with composer Alan Bush while taking odd jobs in London, including working as a bus conductor. In the mid-1960s she began working with her sister Shirley, who was establishing a reputation as a leading folk singer.