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lincoln folk day
Total Experience
This coming weekend marks the 50th anniversary of this remarkable concert and I am so glad I was able to attend. My mate Pete and I travelled in a minibus from Lytham St.Annes organsied by a guy called Rick. We ran late as two people overslept and it delayed us. Missed the opening acts but recall the music was mostly sublime. It rained in the early afternoon and as we were already festival veterans had our plastic and ground sheets ready! I can't now recall Pentangle, the Incredibles or Tim Hardin but Tom Paxton was terrific getting the audience to sing along as was Dion who had just released his hit, Abraham, Martin and John (was too young to experience his doo wap/early rock and roll period). The undoubted highlights were an early evening set by Sandy Denny with Richard Thompson doing mainly songs from her soon to be releasd 'North Star Grassman' LP - 'Blackwater Side' was beautiful. Most of all it was my first and only time of seeing the Byrds and they were the best even if they were only supposed to play acoustically. Was esepcially pleased they did 'You Ain't Goin Nowhere'! The bus was leaving at midnight and the concert running late - we had to stumble over bodies in the dark to find our ride home accompanied by the songs of Buffy St Marie from the stage, whom I would loved to have seen perform her whole set. This concert still resonates after all this time and we went to a lot of festivals in 1970/71 and 72. Thank you all the musicians (many now RIP) and Fred Bannister the organiser
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