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Bath Recreation Ground .

June 28th 1969.

It was a great two months in July & Aug 2008 as we had many new rare photos arrive of bands onstage at the festival as well as news on recordings and film . After many years the information is finally coming in thick and fast, thanks to Al Bye and Lawrence Impey for the new pix .... and almost 40 years to the day , in late June 2009 , more new pics added courtesy of Mike Ware.... and 2012 , five new images courtesy of Mike Bird. Now in 2013, some nice colour photos of Taste and an Unknown band courtesy of Mike Read ....

Flyer courtesy Bob Hewish


Colosseum.

© Mike Read .

 

© Al Bye

 


Photo© Malcolm Strachan

    Colosseum sax player Dick Heckstall Smith blows up a storm at the 1969 Bath Festival. The band were to play a classic set at the 1970 festival, included in the setlist was "A Walk In The Park " .

Keys : Dave Greenslade.

Drums: John Hiseman

Sax : Dick Heckstall Smith

Bass :Tony Reeves

Guitar : James Litherland

© Mike Ware

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Hi,
Thought you might like to know that the above book will be published on next week, on the 20th October through Jon's own publishing company - Temple Music.

It's called "Playing the band..." and covers Jon's life in music spanning four decades, playing with many of Britain's top musicians and relates their experiences at the 1969 and 1970 Bath Festivals (which I have sent you an extract about earlier).

As it's being published independently, we could use all the online promotional help we can get, so if there's any way of you mentioning/posting it as part of your excellent website...we'd be really grateful.


Thank you.

Colin Richardson


 

A limited edition of reprints of the 1969 and 1970 Bath festival posters can be bought online here
Rock festival memorabilia from various festivals can be viewed here

The pages below will eventually feature set lists, band line ups, press reports and recollections of the performances as well as links to other sites on the web as they become available. Thanks to Derek Manuel for his recollections of many of the acts and for prompting me to get the ball rolling after months of prevarication.


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Bath 1969 home


Bands in order of appearance.(l to R)

Just Before Dawn.
Colosseum
Roy Harper.
Keef Hartley.
Edgar Broughton
Liverpool Scene. 
Champion Jack Dupree.
Chicken Shack. 
Blodwyn Pig  
The Nice
Led Zeppelin
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre.
Taste

John Mayall


Bands listed below most probably did not perform
 
Babylon 

Group Therapy.

Clouds 

Bath 69 reviews and recording information


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