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Newark showground Nottinghamshire.

October 24th 1970 .

Manfred Mann Chapter 111

Cherokee Smith

JohnnyJohnson and the Bandwagon



Medicine Head.

Golden Wheel disco.

The showgrounds can cater for indoor and outdoor events, but it would be a brave promoter who tried to do an outdoor show in the UK in October !

Can we get an eyewitness report, or better still a flyer, poster , pics and press accounts ?

I was just thinking about a one day event which took place at Newark, Notts in 1970 or possibly 71.The gig was held in a large marquee on the town showground.

The line up included Cochise, Indian Summer [I think!] Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon,Hawkwind and Black Sabbath.

The Sabs failed to show unfortunately and Hawkwind closed the show.I was wondering if anyone out there remembers the event?

Great website,keep the faith!


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