The Joyce Bond show appeared at the Birdcage on this Saturday, 50 years ago but I wasn’t there because I went to my first Festival, Windsor Jazz & Blues. Friday night was neither jazz nor blues, but OK – Small Faces, Tomorrow, the Move. Saturday had jazz in the afternoon (Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Yusef Lateef, Chris Barber etc) and Sunday Afternoon was Donovan. Sunday night was British blues with the debut of Fleetwood Mac (fabulous!), John Mayall, Chicken Shack, Cream, Jeff Beck etc. Others included Arthur Brown, Denny Laine, PP Arnold & the Nice. More at
In the Pompey Evening News, Spinner announced that soul band the Inspiration had reformed as the more ‘psychedelic’ Coconut Mushroom. This was not the version that became well known around the city as they reformed again later in the year, but Colin Carter was singing.
This was also the weekend that the Pirates were closed down and John Peel’s final “Perfumed Garden” on Radio London played for hours through the night with so many great tracks by the new rock/psychedelic acts.