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    Pop concert in Hyde Park.

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    Hyde Park, London.

    Brief establishing shots of Hyde Park on Summer's day, boats, couples on grass, etc. Var. good shots of long haired types (hippies) sitting round a stage erected on the grass in Hyde Park, listening to the playing of the Jethro Tull Group (no sound). Presumably this is some kind of pop festival. There is some groovy dancing going on. There are a lot of people there. Some nice C/Us of members of the crowd. At one point we see a middle aged woman who looks very out of place standing up in the crowd.

    Most sit and listen, some give impromptu dances. Various poor shots of the Jethro Tull Group playing and also Roy Harper playing guitar.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:07:00 / 01:13:33:00
    UN 4366 E

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  1. brookfield says

    This is the first free concert in Hyde Park, 29th June 1968. Appearing were Jethro Tull, who are shown in the film with lead singer/flautist giving it some welly, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pink Floyd and Roy Harper, who's also shown playing. Briefly spotted is DJ John Peel, who has been quoted as saying that this was his favourite ever outdoor event. From Pink Floyd, we see drummer Nick Mason and new recruit Dave Gilmour.
    Giving the lie to the claim that everything was better in the 60s, much of the crowd appear bemused, bewildered and barely awake. At one point your grandma stands up and tries to sell some naughty sweets but is met with hippy indifference.

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