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Pub Fights, Gales, Oldies: The Gt. Western Festival Saga

Andrew Bailey, Rolling Stone, 6 July 1972

LONDON — "Somebody leaped out at her from behind some bushes in our driveway," explained a seething Lieut-Col. Michael Underwood, "and gave her a black eye." January wasn't the best of months for Rosalind Underwood, wife of the 53-year-old Colonel, formerly of the ex-Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and owner of a 47½-acre estate in the Kent village of Bishopsbourne (Pop. 160 or 320, depending on who you believe), the site publicly announced for the Great Western Festival, to take place over the Whitsun holiday weekend in May.

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