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GUEST,Simon 'Lincoln' Folk festival July 1971 (127* d) RE: 'Lincoln' Folk festival July 1971 21 May 10


Thanks for sharing those memories ... they awoke long dormant memories of my own. I was 19 & touring haphazardly around England for a couple of months that summer going from one music gig or festival to another interspersed with free B&B + laundry stops with various tolerant relatives and friends. Someone had told me that James Taylor was playing at the Festival and it had not been that many months before since an American friend in Jamaica (where I was living at the time) had introduced me to the Sweet Baby James album. I really loved that album & had been playing it over and over for a good while ... so I hitched to Lincoln. Don't know how close I got though because I remember walking for more than a few hours to actually reach the festival site.

Was it really just 2 to get in? Amazing!

Before finding this thread after after just typing in Lincoln 1971 (isn't the internet great when you get bored and nostalgic!) I could only partially remember bits of the sets James Taylor & Buffy Sainte-Marie played ... (really great - the first time I saw either of them play). I had attributed my limited recollections to the good herb available and also because I got pretty friendly during the show with this cute lady I'd met up there. However, having read the earlier posts I actually do now recall snatches of Pentangle, Incredible String Band, Tom Paxton playing and how could I have forgotten The Byrds?!

I must have crashed out at some point in the night towards the back of the field in front of the stage. I clearly remember groggily waking up to find that incarnation of Venus I had gotten to know a few hours earlier looking over at me with a big smile while she made love to another guy inside a sleeping bag next to me. No problem ..it was cool. We were not alone that morning as there must have been dozens of others either sleeping or getting up in that muddy debris strewn field. Anyway, it was pretty uncomfortable once awake so the three of us smoked a joint for breakfast after the goddess and her new partner finished their constricted aerobic session and then I suppose I must have headed off for some food & a ride to somewhere else...

Great music and good memories! What more can one want from a music festival....

Walk good.


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