Glastonbury: An Oral History of the Music, Mud and Magic

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Ebury Publishing, 2005 - Music - 288 pages
This is the remarkable story of how the Glastonbury Festival that started as a party in a Somerset field in the 1970s went on to become one of the world's most famous music festivals. The tales are told in the words of everyone involved with the festival, from Michael and Emily Eavis and Arabella Churchill to Glastonbury village residents and local policemen. There is also a wealth of celebrity contributions- we hear from David Bowie, Normal Cook, Fran Healy, Chris Martin, Billy Bragg and John Peel, to name just a few. It adds up to a fascinating slice of popular history, telling the full story of this much loved festival.

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About the author (2005)

John Shearlaw, journalist, columnist, film researcher and author, has worked for the Glastonbury Press Office since 1995 and has been involved with the festival since it began, giving him unrivalled access to every area of the organisation.

Crispin Aubrey has written for many publications, including the Guardian and Time Out. Now based in Somerset, he has worked for and at the festival for the last twenty years as punter, stall-holder, volunteer and press-officer.

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