Early Glastonbury

We just had the Glastonbury festival here in the UK. A few years ago I would absolutely devour the BBC’s coverage of it (I was never foolhardy enough to actually go there…). In the Britpop years it was pretty good, I thought; obviously culminating in Radiohead’s fantastic set in 1997. People of a certain age may realise that it hasn’t been quite the same of late.

As a contrast to last weekend, here’s one of my favourite film clips in the world, ever. It’s from the second Glastonbury festival in 1971, featuring Terry Reid joined by Linda Lewis on – I think – the first incarnation of the now traditional Pyramid Stage.

 

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One thought on “Early Glastonbury

  1. Now that’s what Glastonbury was all about.
    I know exactly what you mean about the last few years, it’s gone down hill fast, I can’t sit through many of the performances. The commentators rave on about artists as though they had just given something special, something memorable, wake up, most of it is mediocre at best.

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