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The 1965
National Jazz and Blues Festival.
Richmond Athletic Grounds
Richmond. Surrey. UK.
August 6-8th 1965

    Steampacket: Brian Auger Trinity with Long John Baldry. Julie Driscoll and Rod Stewart.

8th August 1965. 

     Steampacket were incredibly talented but just never fulfilled their potential . The creation of the towering ( 6 foot 7inches ) Long John Baldry - , they had a brief career before Stewart abandoned ship and the rest of the band moved on to other bands. Most of the other members went on to gain widespread fame and fortune , but Baldry - who was real live wire onstage, never really managed to aspire to the heights of which he was capable . His performance at Windsor was riveting .
Long John Baldry, Vocals , Rod Stewart - harmonica/vocals , Julie Driscoll - vocals ,Brian Auger - organ ,Mick Briggs guitar
Richard Brown - bass guitar
Micky Waller- drums

After their initial set they also played with Eric Burdon and Spencer Davis groups members in the All Star Jam

The stills below were taken from an archival film that exists of the 1965 show, recorded for the US TV show Shindig but it is not known just how much footage of the set exists.

    If you have photos, recollections, set lists, newspaper reports  or tapes of the event then Contact us and we'll add them to the site.


The early festivals.

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

Festivals 65-83

Most of these have fairly complete documentation .

Richmond 1965
Windsor 1966
 Windsor 1967
Sunbury 1968
Plumpton 1969
Plumpton 1970
Reading 1971
Reading 1972
Reading 1973
Reading 1974

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