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The Thirteenth National Jazz ,Blues and Rock Festival.
Richfield Avenue. 
Reading 
August 24-26th 1973.

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All photos © Peter Kelly to whom we extend our thanks !

Hi! Thought I'd give the old brain cells a rattle and come up with some memories of the Reading '73 Festival, as well as resurrecting a few photos I took at the time. I believe we only took in the Sunday show, as I have no recollection of the acts on Friday or Saturday. The highlight of the day for me was gatecrashing the backstage area, conning the security blokes that I was a rock journalist with ZigZag Magazine! I can remember talking to Long John Baldry, (who wasn't on the bill), and Spencer Davis, (who was). At some stage I came across Bob Harris and the French group Ange, as the photos attest. The surly Frenchmen were not too impressed by this half-cut Welsh "hippy" trying to photo them just before they went on stage....the snaps bear that out!!! The acts that stand out from that far distant day are a white suited Tim Hardin, George Melly(!), and Genesis. Though not a big fan of theirs, they were certainly better than most of the "prog rock" on show! Good Times!

Peter Kelly 

French band Ange who were pissed off at having their piccys taken © Peter Kelly

© Peter Kelly

© Peter Kelly

© Peter Kelly

© Peter Kelly

© Peter Kelly

© Peter Kelly

© Peter Kelly


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The early festivals.

You can find out the complete line ups of the first festivals if you follow the links below .
  1961
1962
1963
1964

Festivals 1965-1990

Most of these have fairly complete documentation .But new contributions of any sort are always welcome regarding any of the festivals.
Richmond 1965
Windsor 1966
 Windsor 1967
Sunbury 1968
Plumpton 1969
Plumpton 1970
Reading 1971
Reading 1972
Reading 1973
Reading 1974

 

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