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

The Moody Blues

6th August 1965. 

     R0ay Thomas (vocals), Mike Pinder (keyboards/vocals), Denny Laine (guitar/vocals), Clint Warwick (bass/vocals) and Graeme Edge (drums),xomprised the Moody Blues circa 1965. We have to admit that we had a pretty biased view of this band based on later music, but this showing at Richmond is a different kettle of prawns , it indicates a powerful R& B band with none of the bland pseudo hippie leanings of the later period.

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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