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updated May 2013

Linda Lewis and Monty Python.



Photo courtesy © Henry Cobbold, Knebworth House.

Chris Atkins remembers

We arrived as Linda Lewis was starting. As far as I can remember, her set
included It's in his Kiss, Days of the Old Schoolyard and Rock a Doodle Doo.
Her band included Max Middleton (Keyboards ex Jeff Beck band) and Jim Cregan

(guitar ex Family).

Does a tape of this set exist ? .
For more Linda Lewis info, see the Bickershaw Festival section of the Archive

Monty Python 

  Monty Python were represented by the late Graham Chapman (in his military character) plus assorted (non Python cast) Mr Gumbies. Essentially the Chapman appearances happened between sets by the musicians and were designed to keep the crowd entertained during the long waits between acts. According to the reports I have read this was not terribly successful - mostly because one needed to see the expressions on the characters faces and the sheer distance of most of the audience from the stage would have made it really hard to communicate that aspect of the act.



The performances from Knebworth 75 that are known to exist on tape .Pages contain recording details , photos and links .

As far as we know none of the other acts were recorded . But here are the details of their performances , plus a photo of Linda on-stage provided by Henry Cobbold.

Site details .

Can we get a witness ?

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