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The 22nd Reading Rock Festival.

Richfield Avenue. 
August 27-29th 1982.

Reading 82 photogallery One

Photogallery 2

Backstage at Reading 1982 © Frederick Moulaert

Davy of Iron Maiden Reading 1982 © Frederick Moulaert

© Frederick Moulaert

© Frederick Moulaert

© Steve Vaughan

Cheetah © David Batty

Tank © David Batty

Against The Grain © David Batty

Ore © David Batty

? © David Batty

This is a pic from Bernie Torme's set...the last song where the band do ' wild thing' with Robert John Godfrey from The Enid on vocals.
Bernie mentioned in the song intro that Gary Bushell did a review of the band in Sounds magazine and they ( Bernie Torme's Electric Gypsies) needed a new singer hence the appearance of RJG for this song. This is definitely from Reading 82 .

Simon Arnold © David Batty

Bruce D of Iron Maiden © David Batty

© David Batty

Photogallery 2

Can we get a witness ?

We need more info on this and the other Reading festivals, we are now in the curious situation of having better documentation on some of the earlier festivals, so c'mon headbangers, get yer photos out and fire up whats left of the aging braincells .Send your recollections and scans to us NOW ! !! Contact us

External Links

Reading in the 80s to date- Fat Regs excellent site covers Reading from 1982 onwards .

Photos of Reading in the 80s at the Reading Musuem.

Thanks to photographer Alan Perry for allowing us to use his excellent photos of Reading 1980, you can purchase copies of these pix at his website where he has oodles of top photos of metal bands from the 70s to date.

The early festivals.

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

Festivals 1965-1990

Most of these have fairly complete documentation .But new contributions of any sort are always welcome regarding any of the festivals.
Richmond 1965
Windsor 1966
 Windsor 1967
Sunbury 1968
Plumpton 1969
Plumpton 1970
Reading 1971
Reading 1972
Reading 1973
Reading 1974


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