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  Just to prove that we are completely obsessed with the minutest detail of the Bath experience, here are the times - to the nearest minute - of the performances of all the bands who appeared at the festival. Many thanks to Graham Broughton who complied the list by listening closely to all the tapes for references to the time (there are a lot of them surprisingly ) , making some guesses, as well as reading all of the available literature . Chris Dawson has also confirmed that Formerley Fat Harry began the proceedings ,although his notes do not always coincide with press accounts and times heard from onstage or on tape.

  On the left is the intended timeline from the official programme. It would be quite amusing to see just how the entire schedule was destroyed by the huge traffic queues and rain if we hadn't have had to wait all those hours for bands to perform and - even worse - having to miss some of the best acts due to fatigue .

Saturday 27th June-supposed to start 11:45 Formerly Fat Harry (not on the bill )
Saturday 27th June - ? Maynard Ferguson Big Band. 
Saturday 27th June - ? Keef Hartley Band. 
Saturday 27th June - pm Donovan.
Saturday 27th June - pm Joe Jammer ( some reports have them on immediately after FFHarry )
Saturday 27th June -   5:45pm Fairport Convention. 
Saturday 27th June -   7:00pm ? Colosseum
Saturday 27th June -   9:00pm ? Its A Beautiful Day
Saturday 27th June - 10:00 pm  Steppenwolf
Sunday  28th June  - 12:00 am Johnny Winter
Sunday  28th June -    3:00 am Pink Floyd.
Sunday  28th June -    5:00 am John Mayall
Sunday  28th June -    6:00 am. Canned Heat.
Sunday  28th June -         ? am Joe Jammer
Sunday  28th June -      am/pm Donovan.
Sunday  28th June-     2:45 pm Frank Zappa. 
Sunday  28th June -    4:00 pm Santana
Sunday  28th June-     6:00 pm The Flock
Sunday  28th June -    8:00 pm Led Zeppelin
Sunday  28th June -   10.50 pm Hot Tuna
Monday 29th June -  12.05 am Country Joe McDonald.
Monday 29th June -    1:30 am. Jefferson Airplane.
Monday 29th June -    2:40 am The Byrds. 
Monday 29th June -    5:00 am Dr John


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Ross Mortimore's streaming Quicktime movie of the crowd features clear images of the stage PA , Colosseum onstage and bikers with Canned Heat at Bath as a soundtrack provided courtesy of Bob C .

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