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The first Knebworth Rock festival: 7-20-74

The Doobie Brothers onstage Knebworth 1974 © Bazza

Knebworth 74

   Was held on 20th July 1974 ,  was advertised as the " Bucolic Frolic "  and was the first of the mega one day events held at Knebworth Park during the 1970s. It was unfortunately for me the only one I attended, but it also had one of the better line-ups with Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band , Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers.

© Nigel Barton

   These pages are designed to serve as a memorial to the festival and include details of performances, band personnel, set lists, availability of recordings and where possible,  photographs of the performers, site, audience and stage .

Thanks to David Paterson for providing a copy of the program and to Joseph Kolmanski , Nigel Barton ,Tony Brigg, Art Tumelo ,Les Robson, Bazza and Henry Cobbold for permission to use their photographs of the event .

Some folks obviously did not want to rough it .... © Tony Brigg

The ever wonderful and utterly SensATional Alex Harvey Band © Les Robson


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