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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


June 28th 1969.
Fleetwood Mac.

© Al Bye

      Derek Manuel remembers :

As they were the headlining band ,Fleetwood Mac closed the show around 11:30pm. I'm positive the photo on the Best of Fleetwood Mac of the band lit with a red light is from the end of this show.

 

Brian Rowe was in convulsions over the Mac set

Fleetwood Mac closed the show with a mixed bunch of 50's rock songs. I remember it well...I was breaking my neck for a pee and my convulsions blended in well with the dancing. I dread to think how I would have managed wiith 'Man of the World'
Regards

Brian Rowe

 

Peter Green - guitar/vocals
John McVie - bass
Mick Fleetwood - drums
Jeremy Spencer - guitar/vocals
Danny Kirwan - guitar/vocals

© Al Bye

  Recording Details , setlists.

Finally a recording has surfaced of part of the Fleetwood Mac set,

Fleetwood Mac .

Instrumental 6:44

So Many Natural Ways ?( vocals Peter Green ) 2:42

Red Hot Mama 2:42

This is generally the best of the recordings . Very little in the way of audience noise and the sound is quite clean . There is a fair amount of hiss , but relatively in the background once the band gets going. the first track is an instrumental that lasts for six minutes or so but cuts out before it ends. This is a really great track that features lovely interplay between the guitarists but then suddenly dives into reduced volume levels which increases hiss markedly.

Danny Kirwan takes a solo © Al Bye

   At this time Mac were moving away from their blues based material and becoming a Blues Rock band , indulging in a lot of jamming on occasions . They also had achieved chart success with the Peter Green composition Albatross , which seems to have been played at most live shows in 1969. Rattlesnake Shake did develop into an extended jam over the course of the year and into 1970 but since Mac were a band that varied their sets a fair bit, this list below is just an indication of what MIGHT have been played at this show .Its fair to say that quite few of these would have featured at Bath , the Jeremy Spencer stuff is fairly easy to work out for a start, but until a complete tape surfaces , or someone with a good memory can dredge up the exact songs played, we will just have to resort to educated guesses.

Fleetwood Mac songs played in concert between April and September 1969.

Merry Go Round
One Sided Love
Dust My Broom
Got To Move
Sugar Mama
Can't Hold Out
Coming Your Way
Shake Your Money Maker
Albatross
Great Balls Of Fire
Jenny, Jenny
Before The Beginning
Rattlesnake Shake
Reaching For Madge
Danny's Blues
Great Balls Of Fire
Keep A Knockin
If You Let Me Love You
Something Inside Of Me
Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
Stop Messin' Round

Part of this list has been researched from Chrome Oxides excellent Fleetwood Mac pages

Click here to read my 1967 Fleetwood Mac concert experiences and view my Photo Gallery of the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac.

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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 

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