There Must Be A Better Way by Freddy Bannister

Bath Books 2001
85 illustrations

Frederick (Freddy) Bannister was a major UK music promoter during the 1960s and 1970s. He handled the European tours of most of the big acts from America at the time, as well as organising some of the biggest festivals – Bath, Lincoln, Knebworth – in the UK.

He promoted the 1970s tours in the UK by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. And he must be in all Beefheart fans’ debt for getting Don back performing by offering him a gig at the 1975 Knebworth Festival.

This book of reminiscences of his career is a fascinating read that includes a number of Beefheart stories.

The book illustrated is the much more affordable paperback version that combines the text from the books included in the very expensive collectors’ item-laden commemorative Bath Festivals and Knebworth Festivals box sets.


The limited collectors’ edition as well as the paperback can only be purchased from the Rock Music Memorabilia website.

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