Library Rock's Backpages

Eyewitness: The First Glastonbury Festival, September 19-20, 1970

Johnny Black, Q, July 1996

No Glastonbury this year! No matter! Let Q whisk you back to the first festival of Pop, Folk & Blues At Worthy Farm – a tale of nudity, velvet Buicks, brushes with bankruptcy and Hell's Angels doing a runner with the ox-roast. "I was there," hears Johnny Black.

Total word count of piece: 2018


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.