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40th Anniversary of Knighton Festival


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Found this article about the 40th anniversary of the Knighton Festival which took place in August 1970. I've posted it here due to Alexis Korner's link to Zeppelin.

From County Times Newspaper:-

"... Alexis Korner was another headliner at the festival.

Having given a first break in his band to such promising talent as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker of Cream, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, as well as popularising on this side of the Atlantic the use of the electric guitar for playing the blues and promoting the UK audiences of such blues legends as Muddy Waters, Alexis had earned a few lie-ins by the Seventies.

In his later life he was most famous as a radio broadcaster - and of course the hit recording of “Whole Lotta Love” he made with his band CCS became the theme music for TV’s most famous music show ever, Top of the Pops. ...."

Full article about the festival can be found at http://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/91895/remembering-the-famous-knighton-festival-of-1970.aspx

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