I have the video of this show. First, the lineup to this event included
- The Moody Blues
- Freddie and the Dreamers
- Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
- The Seekers
- Herman’s Hermits
- The Ivy League
- Sounds Incorporated
- Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
- The Rolling Stones
- Cilla Black
- The Searchers
- Dusty Springfield
- The Animals
- The Beatles
- The Kinks
Think about the talent on that stage. To see the Stones, Animals, Van Morrison with Them, The Kinks and The Beatles all in the same day on the same stage. This would be a dream concert. Jimmy Saville hosted the event. It’s hard to watch the guy knowing what we know now about him.
It’s great to see The Rolling Stones with Brian Jones but you can tell the Beatles were THE Band of the day and were clearly the most anticipated.
You see a young Van Morrison fluff a line in “Here Comes The Night” but his voice comes through loud and clear. It’s a wonder you have a sound at all. In between songs you see roadies roll out amps and drums for the next band. They did quite well and it was never a long break between bands.
The sound quality is not the greatest but it’s good enough to watch considering the hectic way they had everyone perform.
The next year the Who, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles would play but The Beatles and Stones would not let their segments be recorded.
As far as I know, there is not an official release of this video…You can watch it on Youtube or order a bootleg DVD on various sites.