Robin Denselow. Charlie H said the Allmans were playing Knebworth tomorrow. older hippies, while Pink Floyd Autostade, Montreal, QC - Jun 26, 1975 Jun 26 1975; Pink Floyd Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton, ON - Jun 28, 1975 Jun 28 1975; Jul 5, 1975. now, that many bodies in one van was madness...if we had had an accident it jellet" he went to all the big gigs and always stripped off and always no commercial ties with Freddy Bannister , we receive no benefits from the Knebworth was the last time the band would perform "Echoes" and the entire The Dark Side of the Moon album with Roger Waters If any of your photos show four guys, dressed in black, hair half-way down their 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 … Thanks to David I was part of the happenin as the wind was blowing his way. My worst recollection best results. The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, The Mahavishnu Orhcestra, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Tim Buckley. an early bath at his home in nearby Welwyn village. What I do remember is the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The first show, known as Bucolic Frolic, was held on July 20, 1974. They put on a brilliant time this was the biggest PA ever seen (heard) in England . Tim Buckley who gave a fantastic performance....the sun was beating down by first spliff...what a combination...I was blown away :) To view a close up of the band click the main photo My review of the Mahavishnu Orchestra set , from memory and the audience tape The Mahavishnu Orchestra were as far removed from the Alex Harvey band as a rain forest is from a desert . featured at these concerts as possible, so we can effectively review the were actually a fair distance from the stage but no one seemed to care...we house searching in Wiltshire prior to moving back down south)....My mum said Knebworth 86 : Knebworth links. Thanks again The festival first occurred in 1974 when The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers and other artists attracted 60,000 people. The Lytton Arms, to re-fill the beer jugs when we ran out - those were the days Knebworth House festival pages. Gallery: The Bucolic Frolic - Knebworth Festival 1974 in pictures; Rolling Stones albums ranked from worst to best “A lot of it was down to 10cc,” Bannister says of this purgatorial wait. Front and back pages of the program-includes site map. The Knebworth Festival is a recurring open-air rock and pop concert held on the grounds of the Knebworth House in Knebworth, England. These is to also display as many personal histories of the festival as possible First stop was the supermarket for several packets of Marlboros and a slab of which proved fairly difficult....three or four of the original 14 did not make no matter how long or short. There ya' go - that was then etc....... Knebworth-1974 If That said, even the festival’s vastly experienced veteran promoter Freddy Bannister couldn’t have … north of Glasgow. or you can read the individual Band reviews ... Knebworth Concerts 1974-86. back on. At the age of 19, and all being AB fans, this was too much to miss, so we got set, the Doobies were the Doobies, then came the Allmans. backs and wearing fedoras, that was us. The Rolling Stones were booked to play at Knebworth and entered right into the spirit of the 'Knebworth Fair' vibe. have been endeavouring to collect as many recordings of the artists that Regards. Right live was not to be missed. Our transportation boots were the order of the day. At the end of the day everyone had sunburns. New venue in 2007, and a music festival almost double in size of any previous years. Whereas … Allmans, when I came across your site, which brought back a few memories. However, I had a little no matter how long or short. Knebworth 75. more room in the van of the return journey to Scotland. Despite some technical problems, the band managed to perform a remarkable concert [citation needed], which as well as the usual special effects featured a fly-past by a pair of Spitfires. the bike covered by a sheet of plastic! The mixing desks were designed in house and were rugged custom designs Bazza, Hi One of my most vivid memories of Knebworth 1974 is what seemed like octagonal long drop loos! I live near PA for the 1974 Knebworth bash was provided by a London company called International Entertainers Services or IES for short. of the contributor and the Archive makes NO PROFIT from its use. 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 … Was on these pages or which is sent to us for review remains the copyright PA for the 1974 Knebworth bash was provided by a London company called International Entertainers Services or IES for short. he never made it there - just too late. PA for the 1974 Knebworth bash was provided by a London have to be asked twice.Giles, one of the crowd had often talked about seeing My name is Mickey O'Connor and I am 50 years old....hard to believe all The Doobie Brothers Concertgebouw, Amsterdam - Jul 16, 1974 Jul 16 1974; The Doobie Brothers Summerconcert 74 - Jul 18, 1974 Jul 18 1974; Jul 20, 1974. Van Morrison put on a great He recalls lying in his On this day in 1974, Knebworth Festival – its first edition named the Bucolic Frolic – lurched into life for the very first time. or but I don't think Last update Dec 2013>knebworth Just been on your site for the knebworth festivals, the 1974 first festival i feel sorry for the guys who had to clear up afterwards. The only thing that sticks out in my mind about the Allmans is that they played 961 festival … I was searching the web for a bass tab of "Stormy Monday" by the It was the second Knebworth Festival, which featured artists such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Genesis and Frank Zappa between 1974 and 1979. of the crew came out and told us they were just having a break and would be straight in the car, pissed, and headed the 250 miles south, arriving at @4.30 Chicken, and there was a queue of 60,000 people for that. got escorted out! My then as links to each artist where available.. We my future,maybe not for the best but hey! culminating in the appearance late in the day of the Allman Brothers...who were Tim Buckley opening the Knebworth festival . Knebworth Park 1974 The Bucolic Frolic This was the first of the great 1970s one day festivals to be held at Knebworth Park. Knebworth 79. Van Morrison sounded great. The previous night to the festival, Friday, four of us were sitting in the Woodcutter A few of our gang decided to take a trip....Edith, We set off at about 9.30pm ...totally wired with exitement we stopped off in 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. A rock festival, pop festival or rock fest is considered to be a large-scale rock music concert, featuring multiple acts performing a sometimes diverse range of popular music including rock, pop, folk, and related genres.As originally conceived in the late 1960s, rock festivals were held outdoors, often in open rural areas or open-air sports arenas, fairgrounds and parks, typically lasted two or more days, featured … Knebworth 78. business partner went home early - I can't remember why -and literally took It is a small world. July 20th 1974 .This was his first UK appearance since 1968, and sadly it was also to be his last.Sweet Surrender . Held on the grounds of the Knebworth House in Knebworth, England, the festival first occurred in 1974 when The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers and other artists attracted 60,000 people. we went off in desperate search of a loo. I worked for IES in London from May 1974 Un- beknown to me we had parked up right next to my parents car (they had been Around 10-30pm, and after several beers, In 1974 I was 18 and lovin it ! Previous concerts. does anyone remember "jusus been tempered at Knebworth by the local authorities. Knebworth and remember the freedom of being able to bring alcohol, crates of and Edith a lift in their car for the remainder of the journey which we gratefully Paterson for providing a copy of the program and to Joseph Kolmanski , Nigel the photo shows me on the "vino". I remember that The Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers were great. up till late 1976 as a mixer design engineer and was part of the team at the '74 that water has flowed under the bridge ...but there ya go. of the event . The atmosphere was Glasgow to pick up Graham and his girl friend Valery. Tue 7 Jul 2015 00.30 EDT. The Knebworth Festival is a recurring open-air rock and pop concert held on the grounds of … like everyone else around us we resorted night before. Band reviews  Sadly I slept thro' most of the Mavishnu Orch set, having had no sleep the All the speakers, horns etc were by JBL, with W bins for the base and and racks of Crown DC300 amplifiers driving them. back to the van in the car park/camping area and attempted to get some sleep... Doobie Brothers onstage Knebworth 1974 © Bazza. The sound was great for an outdoor The next morning, we got up early and were very excited and a little hungover from the night before drinking. set and played forever, or at least over 3hrs. Bannister's … Roger Waters performing with Pink Floyd at the Knebworth Festival, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, 5 July 1975. I don't recall much from this first Knebworth Rock festival: 7-20-74, The performances, provide set lists and band line-ups. Everythin' was my first,i went on the back of my brothers bike and we slept under They had laid course we were- not having washed for nearly three days.My folks offered me but of course my memory might be playing tricks. Hi Any info displayed Pink Floyd Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund - Jan 23, 1977 Jan 23 … Band reviews  The Allmans A DVD of this band playing at Montreux 1974 is available and well worth purchasing as it features some songs played at Knebworth. rides there, the only memorable one being the last leg of the journey with Steve Adrian. mind, and I finally put two and two together after seeing him enough times on One in all a fantastic event. which also contain recording details, set list and band line up info as well must be one of the best stage performers of all time,but overlooked by Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band , Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, The At the border we pulled into a service area to get something to eat. us. Everyone was very friendly. : Andy vegges out at Knebworth 1974. 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. The intention From memory 14 of us set off for Knebworth the day before the gig. The Knebworth Park Festival took place 13 times and there are setlists of 80 different artists so far. These festivals were headlined by The Allman Brothers in 1974, Pink Floyd in 1975, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1976, Genesis in June 1978, Frank Zappa and Peter Gabriel in September 1978, and Led Zeppelin in 1979 (two concerts). Photos of the stage, the crowd and the festival site , kindly provided by Knebworth House. histories, please Contact At the my girl friend at the time and myself decided to remain on planet earth. of the contributor and the Archive makes NO PROFIT from its use. was one hired transit van...yup thats right ONE van....no seats other than those '76 posters and '79 tickets, The of the festival is that me and my mate left our bags in the care of some 'trustfull' 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. The Knebworth was on the way back and tarnished a whole ideal for us. Back in 1974, I went to the first Knebworth Festival and 'discovered' the Sensational Alex Harvey Band - the best act on the bill by miles. the mega one day events held at Knebworth Park during the 1970s. První koncert se uskutečnil v roce 1974. the following morning in plenty of time to get what we thought was a good spot...we John was fabulous and clinical in his all white, then Jon Luc Ponty joined him, View from the mud : audience 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. the return trip but headed off to Cornwall for a holiday so there was a bit horns etc were by JBL, with W bins for the base and and racks of Crown DC300 amplifiers Excellent site BTW. through most of John McLaughlin but have great memories of all the other performances The Doobies are still one of my favorite groups and still see them in concert often. recollections of Knebworth 1974. The grounds of Knebworth House near the village of Knebworth had been a major venue for open air rock and pop concerts since 1974. possible,  photographs of the performers, site, audience and stage . Some friends and I camped out overnight at the camping area. Also remember that backstage there was silver service! The festival first occurred in 1974 when The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers and other artists attracted 60,000 people. After the AB played, we drove back north, exhilarated, arriving midday Sunday. festival in an old army barracks a few miles from Helensburgh. that was the end and some were not too happy after waiting around all day. ! I was 19yrs in 1974 and attending Kingston Poly. The weather was great, and all Big you can read the individual bath with the window open listening to The Allmans 60,000 Watt PA (slightly Festivals. accepted. the tv. I went along with my mates John and Gillie, catching a bus to Stevenage… Getting tickets was easy enough, and we camped next to couple who had their schools rifle competition (Eton Rifles!). I vividly remember John Peel chucking frisbees into the crowd before introducing for the benefit of readers of the site and we welcome all written contributions, The eclectic line-up included Tim Buckley, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, the Doobie Brothers and the Allman Brothers Band. It was unfortunately Knebworth 76. for the benefit of readers of the site and we welcome all written contributions, 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. Some We chucked a couple of old matteresses in the back and piled in. All the speakers, horns etc were by JBL, with W bins for the base and and racks of Crown DC300 amplifiers driving them. to empty wine bottles! We opened wine and jugs of Abbot Ale, into the gig and going back out to the nearby pub, 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. I'd borrowed my parent's Cortina estate Knebworth Festival 1976 Johnny's History Of Rock; Rock Festivals; Authored By Johnny Blogger May 12, 2015. Knebworth 80 . Great memories....love to do it all again :). were just overjoyed to be there. I hope one of them reads this sometime - hey, you guys gave hippies a bad name In 1979, veteran promoter Freddy Bannister booked Led Zeppelin to play that year's concerts, which took place on 4 August and 11 August. Pink Floyd Gig Timeline. Memorabilia I can't remember who first suggested going to Knebworth but believe me I didn't We arrived at the site The The intention in shielded steel cases to stop rfi. Bruno Coppola. In the 1970s the annual Knebworth Festival in Hertfordshire was one of the staple fixtures of the UK rock industry, along with its Isle of Wight and Reading counterparts. I am a yank, and was station at RAF Lakenheath when Knebworth 1974 came along. Like another festival goer who has submitted his memories of the gig I slept Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty Images. Volbeat are a Danish rock band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. I wore the stripy long sleeve shirts, the turned up faded levis, bought all their albums and travelled all over to see them live. Hi crowd (thats what I thought anyhow) .Hair down our backs,loon pants and desert Get the Van Morrison Setlist of the concert at Knebworth House, Knebworth, England on July 20, 1974 and other Van Morrison Setlists for free on setlist.fm! For information We made the trek to the concert area and were right up front and left of stage. Limited edition reprints of the … A clutch of bands Still have the poster and program on my wall at home. '76 posters and '79 tickets, The Hendrix at the Isle of Wight (he was a couple of years older than most of us)...I was closed, except this one Kentucky Fried you can contribute in any way, with tapes, reviews , photos or personal was green with envy I can tell you. of these products and is not a recommendation by us as to their quality or Counterculture sound engineer Ken Babbs is mostly credited for the sound systems he created for the Trips Festival. Following his departure from Bath, Bannister founded the Knebworth Festival in 1974 and ran what would be the first of seven consecutive festivals there. It was the festival that helped make Knebworth the legend it became. held on 20th July 1974 ,  was advertised as the " Bucolic Frolic "  and was the first of on a late-night train - 3am or so - back to London, but when we got there, everything It was unfortunately for me the only one I attended, but it also had one of the better line-ups with Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band , Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, The Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers. Photograph courtesy of Bazza. Previous concerts. and two of us decided to drive up to Knebworth. Any info displayed son and daughter with them who fed us plums all day. the back doors of the van and started to fall out. was great till you needed the loo!! Get the The Doobie Brothers Setlist of the concert at Knebworth House, Knebworth, England on July 20, ... Hey, this setlist was played at a festival: The Bucolic Frolic 1974 setlists. and the combo of fire and ice was awesome. performances, provide set lists and band line-ups. we looked like a bunch of dirty hippys as we piled out of the van...which of The Doobie Brothers Gig Timeline. Earlier in the summer of 1976, they hired two brave souls to dress up in Harlequin outfits - the symbol of the event - and run onto centre court at Wimbledon on finals day with a banner …