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May 8th 1971.
Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come
Tea & Symphony
Not the festival held by Freddie Bannister, but another creature altogether , most press sources did not mention Funkadelic, but our eyewitnesses assert that they were there and we now have an artivel that prooves that they were present .
The band were playing 15 dates in the UK- only ten of which are documented .We managed to find this poster which has them playing an unknown civic centre on the 7th, and they played the Roundhouse in London on the 9th, they certainly could have been in Lincoln for the 8th and may have been a last minute addition to rhe bill, or more lkiely, this was just another one of those gigs that dropped off the radar as the years have passed. .
Funkadelic were there alright ! Ticket , press report and photo courtesy Colin Moss of local band "Scapa Flow"
The Inflatible tent that was used at Lincoln , this pic is from the Isle of Wight festival 1970
Head-lining, also on the bill was the Groundhogs and Arthur Brown's Kingdom
Come. The Groundhogs were kicking a football around and I kicked it back
to them. That's one of my 15 seconds of fame.
was at the Lincoln Racecourse Festival in '71.
Great day,music not up to much-2nd and 3rd level bands,y'know,one album
on Harvest and then back to working for the Trent Water Authority as a
clerk. Groundhogs OK,but they'd moved beyond the broad canvas of Thank
Christ For The Bomb and driven up the cul-de-sac of the riffage that was
We are looking for more eyewitness accounts , photos and reviews of this event
I have good reason to remember this one day festival as it was the first gig I ever went to.
Funkadelic definitely headlined and, if my memory serves me correctly, they got to the stage by making their way through the audience and they were all wearing nothing but nappies!
One act that definitely played was Duster Bennett and even now, nearly 40 years later, he's what I remember most about that day.
certainly played at Lincoln Racecourse. I remember them as very loud and some,
not all wearing very little clothing and during one number with the chorus,
'I call my baby pussy - P - U - S - S - Y' gyrating very provocatively which
may have been the reason why at midnight, the police came in - in force- and
I also remember that Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come played with a drum machine, would not do an encore and when repeatedly requeste to do so by shouts of 'FIRE, FIRE' Arthur responded with 'Machine, machine'.
Groundhogs loud with extended Mcphee riffs which spoiled many of the standards.
Duster Bennett good as the ultimate one-man-band
The inflatable marquee was positioned immediately behind the old Lincoln Racecourse. The racecourse had been closed for some years.
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