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The Reading Rock Festival.

Richfield Avenue. 
Reading 
August 22-24th 1980.

Reading Rock Photogallery 6

Whispering Bob Harris spins a few Des O'Connor discs for the assembled multitude © Paul Rushmer

The late lamented Rory Gallagher © Paul Rushmer

 

White Spirit © Paul Rushmer

It was 30 years ago this bank holiday weekend myself and friends went to the Reading rock festival. We talked with fond memeories of the event and did a search for photos etc.
I'd like to inform you of a miss-named photo in your gallery six. Underneath the photo labeled "the late lamented Rory Gallagher" sits a photo labelled "Magnum". This is in actual fact "White Spirit". It features on drums the late and great friend of mine "Greame "Crash" Crallen". Bruce Ruff, vocals and of course the now Iron Maiden guitarist "Janick Gers".
We went particularly to support our friends White Spirit as this was their first major festival. What a history in photos you have. Fantastic.
Phil Reay

Krokus © Paul Rushmer

Der crowd © Paul Rushmer

Angelwitch © Paul Rushmer

The Roofdude © Paul Rushmer



Reading 1980 pages

Thanks to photographer Alan Perry for allowing us to use his excellent photos of Reading 1980, you can purchase copies of these pix at his website where he has oodles of top photos of metal bands from the 70s to the 80s


The early festivals.

You can find out the complete line ups of the first festivals if you follow the links below .
  1961
1962
1963
1964

Festivals 1965-1990

Most of these have fairly complete documentation .But new contributions of any sort are always welcome regarding any of the festivals.
Richmond 1965
Windsor 1966
 Windsor 1967
Sunbury 1968
Plumpton 1969
Plumpton 1970
Reading 1971
Reading 1972
Reading 1973
Reading 1974

 

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