Windsor ‘s Musical Legacy

The town of Windsor can lay claim to some very strong musical credentials in modern times.

1966-67

It was home to the National Jazz & Blues Festival, an offshoot of the famous Marquee Club, and pre-cursor to the Reading Rock Festival.

More info on here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Jazz_and_Blues_Festival
http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/windsor-festival-66.html
http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/1967-windsor-festival.html

Those were the daze

1972-74

The series of Free festivals held at Windsor Great Park between the years 1972 and 1974 were significant for a number of reasons . They were the first lengthy UK free festivals that were reasonably well organised and which were held consecutively in one site.  See this article for more detail. http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/windsor-menu.html

There was some excellent footage and discussion of these festivals on BBC4’s recent series Festival Britannia.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wmdqs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Free_Festival