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Moody Blues at Bath . 

Rained out !
 I should think this band were both moody and blue after the Bath weekend, because they were the only band of the entire festival line-up who did not get to perform. Arriving by helicopter to beat the crowded roads, they were thwarted by the foul weather on Monday morning .

  The rain that forced Jefferson Airplane offstage in mid act after Paul Kantner had received a mild shock from the vocal mic - and which resulted in The Byrds performing acoustically in the early hours - had still not stopped and as a result the band could not be guaranteed a safe working environment if they plugged in. 

  Reluctantly they were forced to cancel and it was Doctor John who finished the festival off in the grey dawn of Monday with a Gris Gris acoustic set. 


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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 .

Bandwidth and copyright restrictions mean we cant host audio/video so you will have to do with stills at the moment until we can do an alternative stream elsewhere. Please don't bug us to add it , we will do it when we have the time.

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Bath Festival we have brought out a special commemorative set. Anyone interested can view it on

A limited edition of reprints of the 1969 and 1970 Bath festival posters and Freddie Bannisters books on the Bath ,Lincoln 71 and Knebworth festivals can be bought online from the link below :
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Led Zeppelin at Bath photogallery

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