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The Knebworth Park Festivals.

Knebworth Fair .

8-21-76.

The Rolling Stones, 10cc, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Todd Rundgren's Utopia , Hot Tuna , Don Harrison Band.


Recordings and setlists.

  There are both audience and soundboard versions of the Stones set available. However, so far we haven't been able to find any evidence of Don Harrison 's performance being recorded for posterity.

The Rolling Stones .

Personnel:

Mick Jagger: Vocals, Piano, Harmonica and Guitar
Keith Richards: Guitar and Vocals
Ron Wood: Guitar and Vocals
Bill Wyman: Bass
Charlie Watts; Drums
Billy Preston: Piano, Organ, Clavinet, Synthesizer and Vocals
Ian Stewart: Piano
Ollie Brown: Percussion and Vocals

21st Aug 1976


Setlist:

Satisfaction
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
If You Can't Rock Me >
Get Off My Cloud
Hand of Fate
Around and Around
Little Red Rooster
Stray Cat Blues
Hey Negrita
Hot Stuff
Fool to Cry
Star Star

Source: Soundboard/Aud/Pro video


Setlist:

Let's Spend the Night Together
You Gotta Move
You Can't Always Get What You Want
Dead Flowers
Route 66
Wild Horses
Honkey Tonk Women
Tumbling Dice
Happy
Nothin' From Nothin'
Outta Space
Midnight Rambler
It's Only Rock and Roll
Brown Sugar
Jumping Jack Flash

Encore :Street Fighting Man

Source: Soundboard/Aud/Pro vid

 

NB: We do not have copies of this show, nor do we know where you can get one.( but we are looking for this tape, if you can help , contact us )

These songs from Knebworth were also featured on a U.S TV report

  • Route 66
  • Hot Stuff.
  • You Gotta Move.
  • Wild Horses
  • Midnight Rambler

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Pro Video release.

Freebird - The Movie

  • Workin' for MCA
  • I Ain't the One
  • Saturday night special
  • Whisky rock a roller
  • Travellin' man
  • Searchin'
  • What's your name
  • That smell
  • Gimme three steps
  • Call me the breeze
  • T for Texas
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Freebird
  • Dixie
 

Most but not all of these tracks are from Knebworth, for more info read the review by clicking on the text link on the left.

Hot Tuna.

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassady w/Bob Steeler

  • Come Back Baby
  • Hit Single #1
  • I See The Light
  • Rock Me Baby
  • Funky #7
  • Serpent Of Dreams
  • Invitation

Aud recording 60 mins

( we are looking for this recording , if you can help , contact us )

Hot Tuna onstage at Knebworth © David Alan Perry

10CC

  • Une Nuit A Paris
  • The Worst Band In The World
  • Good Morning Judge
  • Silly Love
  • Don't Hang Up
  • Old Wild Men
  • The Wall Street Shuffle
  • Neanderthal Man - Run Baby Run
  • Ships Don't Disappear In The Night (Do They)?
  • I'm Mandy Fly Me
  • The Second Sitting For The Last Supper
  • I'm Not In Love
    * * *
  • Rubber Bullets

Pro video footage exists of 10cc's set as well as audience tapes

Todd Rundgren's Utopia

  • Overture: Mountain Top And Sunrise
  • Communion With The Sun
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Love Of The Common Man
  • Seven Rays
  • The Verb To Love
  • Emergency Splashdown
  • Heavy Metal Kids
  • Hamburger Hell
  • Hiroshima
  • Do Ya.

 

60 mins audience

 

Utopia onstage © Gary Bodenham


Hi there,

I was at Knebworth in 1976 - as the Assistant TV Director to Michael Lindsay-Hogg who was contracted to direct the TV coverage of the Stones part of the concert.

I think there were 7 TV cameras and late afternoon when Michael and the Vision Mixer had left the Outside Broadcast truck to get a drink I had the chance to direct the cameras when 10 CC played "I'm Not in Love". I think I did a good job since I knew the number so well.

A couple of guys in the crowd have mentioned having to wait for The Stones to come on stage early evening. This was not an intentional delay but a technical fault since I think someone decided that a lot of microphones were going to have to be re-plugged for recording purposes. When the re-plugging happened I think this stopped the Public Address system from working so all the mics had to be plugged back the way they were - hence the long time keeping the audience without anything to interest them.

By now the day was getting cold and dark and some people got angry but one young guy managed to get through Artist's Security and ran naked to the front of the "tongue" stage. I think I remember he dropped his clothes in a neat little pile by his feet.

One of the follow-spot operators must have thought "Hey, the show is starting at last!" and struck up his arc lamp - and the others followed.

Equipment such as this was used to record the visuals of the show.

Suddenly all the cameras were now getting pictures after an hour of blackness. The camera shots focussed on various parts of this young man's body - I can see his face in MCU as he smiled and closed his eyes. Another camera took a close-up which showed what he was doing with himself with his left hand.

I'm sure this guy was making a statement of some sort but after a mere 30 seconds he had finished his act and then, rather foolishly, jumped off the front of the stage - foolishly because the stage was built over a bit of a valley and I think the jump couldn't have been too kind on his ankles.

Hot Tuna onstage- note the presence of the camera operators. Whatever happened to the live footage ? © Roger Pickering

A day or two after the gig the local paper reported that "during a technical delay at Knebworth, a young man had entertained the crowd single-handedly." I always thought that was great journalism.

All the major acts were recorded and I remember editing together the great Lynyrd Skynyrd numbers.

I was a 2-inch videotape editor in those days.

I didn't get to see the Stones in the flesh on the day so I have no idea about their release intentions - or anyone else's because I was ignorant about sales/distribution of recorded materials in those days. I don't even know if VHS was generally available then. :-)

I hope that's of some use for your excellent website. I'd love to see some footage of the day - especially my recording of 10 CC's set.

All the best,
David Crossman.


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