A box-set collection of Knebworth Festival-related memorabilia is available to accompany a book of memoirs by Knebworth organiser Freddy Bannister; including some Beefheart material.
Frederick Bannister was the promoter of many of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s UK concerts in the 70s. He also organised the famous Knebworth Festivals at which not only Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa appeared but a host of other important acts too.
Bannister has written his rock ‘n’ roll memoirs (which include quite a few Beefheart anecdotes) and has published them under the title ‘There Must Be A Better Way’.
The book is available as part of a boxed set which includes a portfolio of Knebworth photographs, a DVD of Knebworth performances, copies of Knebworth flyers, programmes and tickets and 4 CD-Rs of complete performances, including Beefheart’s 1975 set.
The set is available at the discounted price of £49.99 to beefheart.com visitors (mention us when ordering to get the cheaper price) and includes the following:
- Programmes, flyers and the ticket from 1975 Captain Beefheart Knebworth festival
- An original 1978 Frank Zappa Knebworth pass, with a letter of authenticity (which normally sells for £15)
- 12 photos of the 1975 Knebworth festival
- 330 page book on the behind the scenes hassles of promoting the Knebworth festival and also working as Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa’s European representative in the seventies.
- A bonus gift of four CD-Rs and a DVD, all live from Knebworth
The four bonus CD-Rs include audience recordings of the following sets:
- 1975 Captain Beefheart
- 1978 Frank Zappa
- 1978 The Tubes
- 1974 Tim Buckley
A 50 minute DVD of various Knebworth festivals between 1974 – 1979, including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and Genesis. More details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org.