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The Knebworth Park Festivals.

Knebworth Park Concert June 21st 1980.

The Beach Boys, Santana, Mike Oldfield, The Blues Band , Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne


Right : Program cover for Knebworth 1980 courtesy Steve Bastow

Recordings and Set lists .

Santana onstage at Knebworth 1980 © Ian

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Photo © Pete

    Soundboard or FM - film also presumably exists

    6-21-80 Live at Knebworth Park , U.K.

  • Hannibal
  • All I Ever Wanted
  • Tales Of Kilimanjaro/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
  • Oye Como Va
  • Runnin
  • Soul Sacrifice
  • Europa
  • Savor/Jingo
  • Incident At Neshabur
  • Lightning In The Sky
  • Well All Right
  • Samba Pa Ti
  • Evil Ways

    Santana's set was filmed using multiple cameras although as far as we know it has never been released commercially or circulated as a boot.

The Beach Boys perform a creditable set that stretches from their early days -"Be True to Your School"- through its classic period with "Heroes and Villains," "God Only Knows," and "Good Vibrations"

Notable in their absence are songs such as "Trader", " Sail On Sailor " Marcella" in fact any material from their later albums like "Holland" , which indicated that the band had already begun the long slippery slope it took to becoming a nostalgia act with no new material of worth from the mid 70s onwards .

The Beach Boys
Soundboard CD or DVD

    Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Alan Jardine.

    6-21-80 Live at Knebworth Park , U.K.

  • Intro
  • California Girls
  • Sloop John B
  • Darlin'
  • School Days
  • God Only Knows
  • Be True To Your School
  • Do It Again
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Cotton Fields / Heroes And Villains
  • Happy Birthday Brian
  • Keepin' The Summer Alive
  • Lady Lynda
  • Surfer Girl
  • Help Me Rhonda
  • Rock & Roll Music
  • I Get Around
  • Surfin' USA
  • You Are So Beautiful
  • Good Vibrations
  • Barbara Ann
  • Fun, Fun, Fun

Gone , but not forgotten: Dennis and Carl Wilson at Knebworth.

The Blues Band Knebworth 1980 Photo © Pete

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Mike Oldfield
Soundboard CD or DVD 60 mins
    6-21-80 Live at Knebworth Park , U.K.

  • Tubular Bells (Pt. 1) (28:57)
  • Tubular Bells (Pt. 2) (8:40)
  • Ommadawn (Pt I) (3:49)
  • Ommadawn (Pt II) (12:31)
  • Guilty (5:46)


Elkie Brooks

Soundboard CD - commercial release as part of a Capital Radio compilation album #

    6-21-80 Live at Knebworth Park , U.K.

  • Tush #
  • Framed ( not commercially released )

The Blues Band

No known recordings of the Blues Band to date .

Soundboard CD
- from Fm Broadcast - bootleg

6-21-80 Live at Knebworth Park , U.K.

"Men in the Mac" Knebworth '80

  • Everybody Say Yeah 3:58
  • Train In G Major 4:20
  • Bye Bye Birdy 3:31
  • I Must Stop Going To Parties 4:28
  • January Song 4:56
  • Meet Me On The Corner 5:52
  • Run For Home 3:39
  • Marshall Riley's Army #
  • Friday Girl #

    Played but not part of the broadcast



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Offsite Links.

More info about this concert can also be found at the Knebworth House site and at Rip Gooch's site, which contains substantial portions of text from the now defunct book Knebworth Rock Festivals, by Chryssie Lytton Cobbold .

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