“These snaps have suffered a bit with age, so I suppose it’s a good job I scanned them in before they fade away entirely,” says Steve Vaughan of these pictures of his trip to the 19th Reading Festival (August 24-26th 1979).
“Some are a bit blueish or pinkish. I suppose I could have spent more time tweaking the colours, but I decided I could not be arsed.
“The set starts with buying booze in Asda in .. Dowlais, was it? Then the festival, then stopping off to visit some pals in Bradford on Avon on the way back. Present were brother Paul and sister Tricia, Led Rogers, Huw Rowlands and sklog.”
The Line Up:
Friday 24th Aug.
Bite the Pillow
Punishment of Luxury
Doll by Doll
Saturday 25th Aug
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band
Little Bo Bitch
Thin Lizzy were billed to play but didn’t show. They were replaced by the Scorpions.
Sunday 26th Aug
After the Fire – replaced by Terra Nova
Climax Blues Band
The Ramones – replaced by Nils Lofgren
Via Steve Vaughan