Culture clash? Pop in a royal park

Culture clash? Pop in a royal park

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 5th Jul 2019

50 years ago, the Rolling Stones gave a concert in Hyde Park which turned into a memorial to founding member Brian Jones, an event which passed into legend. But back in 1968, when Peter Jenner, manager of Pink Floyd, wrote to the authorities asking for permission to hold a concert in Hyde Park, he received a negative reply which he described as ‘crusty’.

So how did it come to pass that a whole series of pop concerts was held in this Royal Park in 1968-69? Find out in this talk and document display with Contemporary Records Specialist Mark Dunton.

This event offers a rare chance to see fascinating original documents relating to The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. 

Doors will open 15 mins before the advertised start time. The talk is expected to last 1 hour (including a Q&A), followed by a document display.

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Cost: £7.5

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2019-07-05 2019-07-05 Europe/London Culture clash? Pop in a royal park A talk about the efforts that went into a summer of music concerts in Hyde Park in 1969. The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London

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