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1963 - 3rd National Jazz & Blues Festival

3rd National Jazz & Blues Festival
Richmond Athletic Grounds, Surrey, UK
August 10-11th, 1963

The third edition of the festival meant a big step up with the addition of blues and rhythm and blues artists on the line-up. This was the consequence of the important input of the Marquee club in blues music since by 1962 started a series of rhythm and blues nights on Wednesdays and Fridays, originally featuring Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies. Some of the blues artists included in the festival's lineup were already playing regularly at the club, including Cyril Davies, Long John Baldry and the Rolling Stones who started appearing at the club in January 1963. This was the first of two appearances of the band at the festival, which helped them to be better known outside of the London circuit. They got paid the sum of £30 for this show. A year later the Rolling Stones would become a major success act, passing from the bottom of the lineup right up to the headlines.

Chris Barber, Acker Bilk, Blue Note Jazz Band, Cyril Davis, Tubby Hayes Quintet, Joe Harriot Quintet, Frank Holder, Ginger Johnsons African Drums, Terry Lightfoot, Dil Jones, Long John Baldry, Humphrey Lyttelton, The Night Shift, The Rolling Stones, Rustix Jumpet, The Velvetts, The Village, Alex Welsh & His Band, John Williams Big Band

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