While we wait for better times to return to festivals around the world, it’s worth taking a look at how modern music festivals came to be.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968,the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
His talents as a flute, saxophone and keyboard player, and sometime writer, were also much employed in numerous other settings.
In June 1971, even media types who had never liked GFR's populist hard rock style had to concede that they'd become one of the biggest bands of their generation.
The album topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and led to a worldwide tour that went on for a year.
Some of the finest recorded work by one of the most distinguished British writer-performer-producers of them all.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
On 8 February 1969, a new band formed by Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in the wake of Cream’s demise headed into the studio and Blind Faith was born.
On 30 December 1967, the new band rounded off the year in style by charting with their first album.
Fourteen years after Don Henley's famous quote, the group reunited and returned to the charts.
Recorded in Germany, the album included tracks from the band's current studio release 'Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory.'
The group took a big step towards their later prominence with the 8 November 1974 release of their fourth album.
'Hole In My Shoe' was atypical Traffic, butit remains a prime example of the post-Summer of Love pop sound that echoed around the UK charts.
20 September 1969 marked a transatlantic triumph for the short-lived but fondly-remembered quartet.