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28th August 2020

Today would have been the first of the three days of Reading Festival. It has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus. BBC iPlayer is playing highlights of previous festivals over the weekend. -------------- I have been to over a dozen Reading Festivals...some for one or two days, some for all three. Many of them with me old mucker Bill Gaynor. Not much attending there over the past decade due to the declining bands of any interest to me. These were my first three Reading Festivals i went to... Rory Gallagher,Phil Manzanera Band Reading Festival 27.08.1976 Thin Lizzy,Graham Parker,Aerosmith,John Miles,Ultravox Reading Festival 27.08.1977 It would be 12 years until Aerosmith next UK gig Patti Smith,Foreigner,Tom Robinson Band,Gillan,Squeeze Reading Festival 27.08.1978