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Last update Nov 2018- new pix Led Zeppelin, Keef Hartley, John Peel and Colosseum .


Bath Recreation Ground .

June 28th 1969.

After a two and a half year layoff, 2018 prompted me to update as we had a number of new images coming in one after another from Melvin Green, Peter Clinck and Nigel Hall. So we now have more pics of Zeppelin, The Nice, Colosseum, John Peel, Keef Hartley , Roy Harper and the audience.Thanks to all our contributors, you are , as they say in Yorkshire...., champion !

Flyer courtesy Bob Hewish

Links to other sections of the Bath Festival site are at bottom of each page.

Keef Hartley Band .

© Melvin Green

© Melvin Green


© Malcolm Strachan

    Drummer Keef Hartley was a former sidemate of John Mayall and was a feature in the Bluesbreakers in 1968 , before leaving the famous UK bluesman and forming his own band . Keef later retired form the music industry and became a postman, he died in 2011, but not before releasing a ghostwritten autobiography "Halfbreed (A Rock and Roll Journey That Happened Against All the Odds)". It appears to be out of print.....

    The outfit at Bath was the stripped down version , at times the band was augmented with a large brass section which gave it a lot of onstage clout , but I doubt if that line-up could have fitted on this tiny stage !.

© Malcolm Strachan
 

© Mike Ware

 

If you have photos, recollections, set lists, newspaper reports  or tapes of the event then Contact us and we'll add them to the site. 
 

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

8mm Film

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