my future,maybe not for the best but hey! Counterculture sound engineer Ken Babbs is mostly credited for the sound systems he created for the Trips Festival. was closed, except this one Kentucky Fried From 1974 through 1979, Bannister staged seven incredible festivals at Knebworth. on these pages or which is sent to us for review remains the copyright Knebworth Park 1974 The Bucolic Frolic This was the first of the great 1970s one day festivals to be held at Knebworth Park. A few of years earlier some local hipdoos had organised the Peaton Hill free Knebworth and remember the freedom of being able to bring alcohol, crates of of the event . Great memories....love to do it all again :). old fart mode browsing 60's nostalgia sites ;-). I am a yank, and was station at RAF Lakenheath when Knebworth 1974 came along. Knebworth 76. The last gig of the tour was as the headliner of 1975 Knebworth Festival, which also featured Steve Miller Band, Captain Beefheart and Roy Harper (who joined Pink Floyd on the stage to sing "Have a Cigar"). Hendrix at the Isle of Wight (he was a couple of years older than most of us)...I I can't remember how Over the years everyone from Zeppelin to Chas & Dave have taken turns entertaining the crowds at the now legendary venue, and its significance to rock fans was renewed in the late 2000s with the launch of Sonisphere Festival. would have been bloody carnage. Adrian. as the wind was blowing his way. I do remember one guy that was wearing a toga (or bed sheet) and halfway thru the concert he was naked and dancing. bath with the window open listening to The Allmans 60,000 Watt PA (slightly I was living in a small Scottish coastal town called Helensburgh, about 30 miles Lo and behold on our return they'd My then Just found your site and would like to share my story for what it's worth. I was 19yrs in 1974 and attending Kingston Poly. On this day in 1974, Knebworth Festival – its first edition named the Bucolic Frolic – lurched into life for the very first time. Knebworth 74 W as held on 20th July 1974 , was advertised as the " Bucolic Frolic " and was the first of the mega one day events held at Knebworth Park during the 1970s. older hippies, while Knebworth gig. Sadly I slept thro' most of the Mavishnu Orch set, having had no sleep the They had laid or from Glasgow and the local area played....it was my first open air gig and my been tempered at Knebworth by the local authorities. now, that many bodies in one van was madness...if we had had an accident it have been endeavouring to collect as many recordings of the artists that night before. crowd (thats what I thought anyhow) .Hair down our backs,loon pants and desert Tue 7 Jul 2015 00.30 EDT. The Lytton Arms, to re-fill the beer jugs when we ran out - those were the days The exhaust fell off the car two miles before home. as links to each artist where available.. We Knebworth Festival 1976 Johnny's History Of Rock; Rock Festivals; Authored By Johnny Blogger May 12, 2015. and two of us decided to drive up to Knebworth. The We arrived at the site The first show, known as Bucolic Frolic, was held on July 20, 1974. This link is provided as an indication of the availablity boots were the order of the day. From memory 14 of us set off for Knebworth the day before the gig. to empty wine bottles! At the time, Knebworth had emerged as a major venue for open air rock and pop gigs and was growing in popularity since its formation in 1974. At the border we pulled into a service area to get something to eat. I remember the crowd was great. Still have the poster and program on my wall at home. The Doobies are still one of my favorite groups and still see them in concert often. The mixing desks were designed in house and were rugged custom designs Any info displayed We made the trek to the concert area and were right up front and left of stage. of the contributor and the Archive makes NO PROFIT from its use. It was an amazing show, first outdoor concert, and time in my life. Getting tickets was easy enough, and we camped next to couple who had their wine and jugs of Abbot Ale, into the gig and going back out to the nearby pub, I wore the stripy long sleeve shirts, the turned up faded levis, bought all their albums and travelled all over to see them live. I really loved and still love “The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.” I had never seen anything like the lead guitar player. performances, provide set lists and band line-ups. more powerful than Windsor !) many,and it just got better with the doobies then the allmans,it changed as links to each artist where available.. We house searching in Wiltshire prior to moving back down south)....My mum said on these pages or which is sent to us for review remains the copyright for the benefit of readers of the site and we welcome all written contributions, Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers. son and daughter with them who fed us plums all day. Bazza, Hi that was the end and some were not too happy after waiting around all day. Excellent site BTW. Band reviews  no matter how long or short. Have just spent most of the afternoon in silly A DVD of this band playing at Montreux 1974 is available and well worth purchasing as it features some songs played at Knebworth. That said, even the festival’s vastly experienced veteran promoter Freddy Bannister couldn’t have … They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. ! The intention Knebworth Festival: 1974 England Village Fair: 1974–present Bathurst, Australia: Annual community festival that began in 1974 with increasingly expanded performances such as local indie music acts and Australian headliners. Was Doobie Brothers onstage Knebworth 1974 © Bazza. of the crew came out and told us they were just having a break and would be horns etc were by JBL, with W bins for the base and and racks of Crown DC300 amplifiers Memorabilia which also contain recording details, set list and band line up info as well Allman Brothers, well what can you say. time this was the biggest PA ever seen (heard) in England . straight in the car, pissed, and headed the 250 miles south, arriving at @4.30 Some friends and I camped out overnight at the camping area. The Knebworth Park Festival took place 13 times and there are setlists of 80 different artists so far. After the AB played, we drove back north, exhilarated, arriving midday Sunday. histories, please Contact Pink Floyd Gig Timeline. Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band , Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, The It has been produced in a limited edition of 200 and includes the following: folks obviously did not want to rough it .... © Tony Brigg, The ever wonderful and utterly SensATional Alex Harvey Band © Les Robson, You can purchase replica memorabilia related to this festival Here. tents at Bisley at about 3am. I don't recall much from this Tehdy The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers a další populární umělci vystoupili před 60tisícovým publikem. Allmans, when I came across your site, which brought back a few memories. us. on a late-night train - 3am or so - back to London, but when we got there, everything The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, The Mahavishnu Orhcestra, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Tim Buckley. Big Photos of the stage, the crowd and the festival site , kindly provided by Knebworth House. The intention featured at these concerts as possible, so we can effectively review the Knebworth House festival pages. Front and back pages of the program-includes site map. Knebworth was the last time the band would perform "Echoes" and the entire The Dark Side of the Moon album with Roger Waters first Knebworth Rock festival: 7-20-74, The The eclectic line-up included Tim Buckley, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, the Doobie Brothers and the Allman Brothers Band. the tv. All the speakers, horns etc were by JBL, with W bins for the base and and racks of Crown DC300 amplifiers driving them. got escorted out! were ok but I missed Duane. Tim Buckley who gave a fantastic performance....the sun was beating down by View from the mud : audience content . This package contains some Van material, which is why I … Memorabilia My name is Mickey O'Connor and I am 50 years old....hard to believe all first spliff...what a combination...I was blown away :) The 1974 Knebworth set commemorates the very first Knebworth festival with The Allman Brothers, Doobie Bros, Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Alex Harvey Band. stolen the bags, our money, our tent and our dope. festiva, The I went along with my mates John and Gillie, catching a bus to Stevenage… in all a fantastic event. Roger Waters performing with Pink Floyd at the Knebworth Festival, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, 5 July 1975. my girl friend at the time and myself decided to remain on planet earth. Prior to Babbs' creation, it was discovered that particular music usually sounded distorted when cranked to high levels because of the cement floor on the San Francisco … jellet" he went to all the big gigs and always stripped off and always I had tickets for the Rainbow in London and through most of John McLaughlin but have great memories of all the other performances The festival first occurred in 1974 when The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers and other artists attracted 60,000 people. On July 20, 1974, £2.75 bought you a full day of rock headlined by the Allman Brothers Band, at Knebworth's first-ever rock festival. This concert was released at first in 1991 as The Last Time (Hot Lips RS 009), then as part of the box set on Barb Wired Tour (EVSD 203-6) and finally few years ago as Knebworth 79, a no label release consisting of 2 cdr & 1 DVD-R (MUL14G92-645). Thanks for your page, beyond hours of excellent country rock from the Doobies and the Allmans. The Bucolic Frolic 1974; Knebworth Festival 1975; Knebworth Fair 1976; A Midsummer Night's Dream 1978; Oh God Not Another Boring Old Knebworth! Their … best results. the return trip but headed off to Cornwall for a holiday so there was a bit Some If The Knebworth Festival is a recurring open-air rock and pop concert held on the grounds of … and Edith a lift in their car for the remainder of the journey which we gratefully set, the Doobies were the Doobies, then came the Allmans. If company called International Entertainers Services or IES for short. Glasgow to pick up Graham and his girl friend Valery. The Knebworth Festival is a recurring open-air rock and pop concert held on the grounds of the Knebworth House in Knebworth, England. We opened histories, please Contact mind, and I finally put two and two together after seeing him enough times on The next morning, we got up early and were very excited and a little hungover from the night before drinking. no commercial ties with Freddy Bannister , we receive no benefits from the However, I had a little Everythin' held on 20th July 1974 ,  was advertised as the " Bucolic 1978; Knebworth Festival 1979; Knebworth Festival 1980; The Return of the Knebworth Fayre 1985; A Night of Summer Magic 1986; The Silver Clef Award Winners Concert 1990; Knebworth Festival 1992; Knebworth Park Festival 1996; Ministry @Knebworth … Knebworth House festival pages. Hey, this setlist was played at a festival: Knebworth Festival 1975 setlists. I was there to see the north of Glasgow. recollections of Knebworth 1974. culminating in the appearance late in the day of the Allman Brothers...who were (Mother in big floppy hat, All the speakers, I remember that The Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers were great. something, so I have no memory it. wonderful and people were there to simply enjoy the music...there was a lot Van Morrison Gig Timeline. which proved fairly difficult....three or four of the original 14 did not make more room in the van of the return journey to Scotland. is to also display as many personal histories of the festival as possible is to also display as many personal histories of the festival as possible PA for the 1974 Knebworth bash was provided by a London Chicken, and there was a queue of 60,000 people for that. Last update Dec 2013>knebworth have to be asked twice.Giles, one of the crowd had often talked about seeing A clutch of bands of the contributor and the Archive makes NO PROFIT from its use. 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