The first British Rock Meeting was originally planned for the Amphietheatre Thingstatte in Heidelberg, West Germany, and the early posters and tickets reflected this venue. However, the venue was changed to the new port in Speyer in anticipation of a crowd of over 25,000 people. The first British Rock Meeting was part of a 2-day, 2-city event, with half the bands playing in Speyer, Germany, and the other half playing in Vienna, Austria. The next day the bands would swap locations and play at the other venue. The Vienna portion of the event was officially called the "Sensational British Superstar Festival."
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The Faces ended up not playing at all. Neither did Ashton, Gardner & Dyke and Stone the Crows.
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About ten of us drove from Kitzingen, most on motorcycles. I developed a pilonidal cyst on the way up and when we got there I almost couldn't put my feet down to balance the bike. Blew up an air mattress and laid there (in a bit of a haze) the whole time. Found someone else to drive the bike and hooked a ride back in the back seat of a VW bug.
Black Sabbath - British Rock Meeting 1971
BLACK SABBATH BRITISH ROCK MEETING-RHEINHALBINSEL SPEYER, GERMANY SEPTEMBER 4, 1971 1: Sweet Leaf 2: Iron Man 3: Children of the Grave 4: Wicked World (includes Guitar Solo/Jam)
Rory Gallagher - 'It Takes Time', Speyer 5th Sept 71'
Brought to you by RoryWeb http://www.rory-gallagher.co.uk Rory Gallagher: 1st British Rockmeeting, Speyer 05-Sep-71, 1st. Gen. aud. This is Rory Gallagher´s performance from the 1st British Rockmeeting in Speyer, Germany(near Heidelberg) Other acts on this first great Festival in southern Germany, were Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Family and many more! People from other countries hardly could imagine, how popular Rory was here in the earlyer 70´s. This is a very nice audience recording of a very unusual performance with rare songs, made by taper "U",one of the best tapers I found here, for this period! A lot of the stuff from the Festival was broacasted live on the radio, but nothing ever surfaced later! - Enjoy this piece of history! Tracklist: 1 Messin' With The Kid 2 For The Last Time 3 Going To My Hometown (Rory on Mandolin) 4 Just A Smile (Rory on acc. guit.) 5 Whole Lot Of People (Rory on acc. guit. plus 2nd acc. guit!) 6 I Could`ve Had A Religion 7 It Takes Time Encore: 8 Bullfrog Blues Lineup: Rory Gallgher: voc., guit.,mandolin Willgar Campbell: drums Gerry McAvoy: bass Quality is very nice Mono audience, but you can´t compare early 70´s taping with today´s technologies! Lineage: 1st Gen. Cass. - Nak. ZX7 Cass.Deck- Pioneer PDR05 CDrecorder-Eac-flac Time :ca 42 mins