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|THE HOLLYWOOD FESTIVAL.
May 23rd and 24th 1970.
Screaming Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends.
I arrived on Saturday afternoon to witness Screaming Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends "Doing their Thing ". Sutch again proved that as an entertainer and professional he is second to none .
If only he could sing.
Still he stuck basically to what he does best - raving through gimmicky rock standards. His introductions were of the " and now we’d like to do "Great Balls, yes vicar ,I did say balls" variety.
That particular number featured a fire on stage .
"Jack the Ripper " saw Sutch wielding an axe . He only did one track from, his album, a heavy thing called " Cause I Love You " . The act closed with a raving " Good Golly Miss Molly "all nostalgic stuff wrapped up in a lot of showmanship , but the atmosphere wasn’t really there.
Left- Lord Sutch and 'friend" backstage .....
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Many thanks go to Garry Marsh for his fantastic archival material which has enabled us to construct most of the site. Also to Martin Williams for his oral history and colour photo of the stage and site ,Simon Phillips for all the Grateful Dead archival material and Bob Colover for the film footage .
We have been endeavoring to collect audience or sbd tapes of the performances at this festival , so we can effectively review the performances, provide set lists and band line-ups. The intention is to also display as many personal histories of the festival as possible.
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