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The Second
National Jazz and Blues Festival.

          Richmond Athletic              Grounds
      Richmond. Surrey. UK
          July 28-29th 1962


    1962 festival lineup


  • Back O' Town Syncopaters
  • Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen
  • Chris Barber Jazzband With Ottilie Paterson
  • Gerry Browns Jazzmen
  • Coe - Pickard Quintet
  • Dick Charlesworth & His City Gents
  • Keith Christie
  • Tony Cole Quintet
  • Ed Corries Jazz Band
  • Johnny Dankworth Quintet
  • Fiona Duncan
  • Wally Fawkes
  • Cyril Preston's Jazz Band
  • Forrie Cairns and The Clansmen
  • Festival Big Band
  • Joe Harriott Quintet
  • Tubby Hayes Quintet
  • Terry Lightfoot
  • Jackie Lynn Band
  • Don Rendell Quintet
  • Humphrey Lyttelton
  • Ronnie Ross Quintet
  • Bruce Turner Jump Band
  • Bob Wallis & His Storyville Jazz Band
  • Alex Welsh & His Band
  • Alvin Roy's Jazz Band
  • Ken Colyer and the New Orleans Brass Band.


Program courtesy Des O'Brien .




       Its interesting to see other large Jazz Festivals advertised in the program ( I worked with a guy who played at the East Coast Festival in 1962 a few years back ) but within a few years these had pretty much faded away and young people had defected to the pop ,rock, folk, blues and pyschedelic music that was featured at the festival until the mid 70s.

The early festivals.

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

Festivals 65-83

Most of these have fairly complete documentation .

Richmond 1965
Windsor 1966
 Windsor 1967
Sunbury 1968
Plumpton 1969
Plumpton 1970
Reading 1971
Reading 1972
Reading 1973
Reading 1974

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