Plumpton Festival Ginger Baker’s Airforce – May bank holiday 1970


ginger plumpton 1970

supplied by Nigel Ford

Anyone remember going to this?

Nick Patching… I was there. Black Sabbath introduced the new “Heavy ” genre

Pete Fisher… I was there too…just turned 15…also have the clipping with the photo attributed to “The Black Sabbath”, but it’s actually Black Widow! Saw Black Sabbath, but the pa was so puny that the sound was pretty tame compared to the album. Went there for the Saturday with friends, and we slept in the car and drove back to Hastings the next morning. I freshened up and went back there on the train for Sunday afternoon/evening…they pulled the plug on Ginger Baker, but he retaliated by playing a long solo without the pa..


supplied by Pete Fisher

Mick Knights… I think that was the one when the water supply failed and the village was somewhat overwhelmed by people looking for something to drink.

John Wilde… I was there. I remember Gingers epic finger up solo.

Alan Wood… Bloody hell I was there, great when he carried on drumming, look at the cost.

Mick Jones… I remember going and I remember Airforce, I thought Genesis were there too?

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