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The Ninth National Jazz and Blues Festival.
8th-10th August 1969.
Plumpton Race Track.
East Sussex.

Band payments.

Thanks must go to Jim Brackenridge a Pink Floyd memorabilia collector who sent us these documents that detail payments received by most of the artists who played the festival in 1969 .Its fascinating to see just who was paid top dollar, as many major bands who became world famous received far less than other bands who have now faded into obscurity. For instance, Chicken Shack received 300 pounds, whereas Yes and King Crimson each took away the princely sum of 25 quid !

Click on the images to see larger versions .

To view a huge number of top quality photos of almost all the bands at the 1969 festival , visit Repfoto ( note : you shouldn't copy Roberts photos -support his efforts to give us a record of the festival by buying his prints)

1969 Festival Menu
Known recordings of the 1969 Plumpton festival.
With set lists and recording details if available.
If you have any more details of tapes of the event then
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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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