Rock Music Memorabilia, in collaboration with collector Paul Brown, has produced a commemorative boxset, in a limited edition of 200 copies. These are numbered and signed by promoter Freddy Bannister.
It comes in an impressive red box (although this is slightly misleadingly labelled as Festivals 1969-1979) and contains all kinds of goodies.
The set includes the following:
- There Must Be A Better Way – the excellent memoir by Freddy Bannister
- facsimiles of the programme and flyer from the 1975 Knebworth Festival featuring Captain Beefheart
- facsimiles of the programme and flyer from the 1978 Knebworth Festival featuring Frank Zappa
- 10 pictures from the archives of collector Paul Brown of Captain Beefheart during his 1972, 1973 and 1980 tours and Frank Zappa at the 1970 Bath Festival
- DVD entitled Spirit Of Knebworth
As an additional gift recordings of the following concerts, promoted by Freddy Bannister, are also included:
- Captain Beefheart at The Albert Hall 23/3/72 (2cds)
- Captain Beefheart at The Dome Brighton 29/3/72 (1cd)
- Captain Beefheart at The Manchester Free Trade Hall 1/4/72 (1cd)
- Captain Beefheart at The Knebworth Festival 5/7/75 (1cd)
- Captain Beefheart at New Victoria Theatre 14/11/75
- Captain Beefheart at Portsmouth Locarno 1/12/75
- Frank Zappa at The Rainbow London 10/12/71
Note: these are all ‘stealth’ recordings and may not be sonically perfect. They are, however, pretty damn good.
Limited special offer – while stocks last!
A small number of t-shirts from Knebworth 1975 have recently come to light. Please ask for one (they’re free) when ordering the box set – Large and XL only though!