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Looking for a golden age

Jun 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Pop thinking

Glastonbury filled the evening viewing, a venue very changed from the one I attended for the 1979 festival. ‘Glastonbury Fayre’ the promoters called it that year; Pilton Pop Festival, we called it. But even attending Glastonbury could not dispel the feeling of having missed the real music. The Beatles had broken up in 1970; Jimi Hendrix, Joplin and Jim Morrison were dead before we became aware of their existence. There was a feeling that history had ended.

By the late 70s, the tenth anniversary of the important events were occurring – …