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Camden Arts Festival Concerts -1968-1972 .

Camden Rock festival 1970

   BY 1970 the free aspects of the concerts had been nullified and the counterculture aspects of the procedings had been replaced by fledgling promoter Harvey Goldsmith and friends. Capitalism had taken over the festival, possibly due to the skinhead misbehaviour that was encountered in 1969 at the Fleetwood Mac concert .For whatever reason the council had abandoned free concerts and the the shows were moved to the Roundhouse.



  • 1968 Jefferson Airplane , Fairport, etc
  • 5- 09- 69-:Pink Floyd ,Roy Harper, The Pretty Things, Pete Brown's Battered Ornaments & Jody Grind.
  • 5-18- 69 :Procol Harum, Soft Machine, Third Ear Band , Yes & Blossom Toes.
  • 5-30-69:Fleetwood Mac. Taste ,Edgar Broughton, Duster Bennett . (This concert was disrupted by drunken elements in the crowd)
  • 1970 Roundhouse concerts- pay shows.
  • 1971 Roundhouse concerts- pay shows.
  • 1972 Roundhouse concerts- pay shows.

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