53 years, 6 months and 7 days ago
Saturday, November 29, 1969
Super Pop '69 Festival
Listed in Peter Banks's diary this way:
Montreax, (photos - Barry)
The notes in parentheses are scribbled to the side.
Possibly this was the recording that was broadcast on 'Hits A Go Go' a few night later. Or maybe his listing refers to the fact that the Oct 22 'Beat-Club' session was broadcast on German TV on this date.
Monday, May 3, 2021 9:43 PM
Here's my best (not THAT great) attempt at a translation:
AND if we started to envy Montreux? What if other cities joined forces to burn this small city? What if we put this daring and brazen eccentric to a halt? Because their initiatives start by doing well: a tale of his Rose d'Or festival, their jazz festival, their first pop festival 69, their Vanilla Fudge and other hair of the most beautiful species, Montreux “ do it again "...
And not with just anyone. No. The-, two upcoming shows of “Super pop 69” will no less welcome Yes, Brian Auger and the Trinity, and Chicago Transit Authority. And there you have it: Montreux has once again secured itself a Swiss exclusivity and pop music, which hardly accommodates chapels, will once again be reserved for udders. rare privileged. Yes, are
known, you will tell me. Not quite. It was not in a concert (Rose d'Or 69) that they were able to be appreciated. Their last 45 reveals them a little better: you just have to shout with joy at the fantastic interpretation they are making of “Something’s Coming”, a well-known track from “West Side Story”. Yes, but Yes, appears as one of the best groups of Great Britain and their singer has (almost) the same name as the
Jethro Tull flutist, Ian Anderson: his name is John Anderson. It has nothing to do with it, by the way. Both groups are both very good. We're waiting for Jethro Tull. Brian Auger and the Trinity, we talked about it in the first “blue jeans.” In any fashion It was in February
69 and the beautiful, the bewitching, the mysterious Julie Driscoll (where then has she disappeared?) Accompanied them They rather accompanied. We saw them again at the Psychedelic Night of the Rose d'Or in Montreux, always with the same joy. And I will find the wonderful, rich and
and talented, advancing furiously on the tightrope that separates jazz from pop ... Finally the CTA (si-ti-ey!), for the good mouth, the unknown, the new and the old reunited to explode. Because there will be explosion and death of prejudices. With this supergroup, the brass will burst, tear, compete to fade in front of the flute, soften the drums and rock the guitar. A brand new music that marks a
new step in the pop genre. Perhaps she even marks the mark of this music. We do not know yet. They are seven, excellent musicians, a group, without star, on the same line. African rhythms, voodoo rites, beat to end up with sounds that attack everything and leave you breathless. Chicago Transit Authority, a meteoric rise, like their music.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:36 PM
Google translation (more or less):
The next two shows of "Super Pop 69" will be no less than Yes, Brian Auger, and the Trinity, and the Chicago Transit Authority. And here we go: Montreux once again ensures Swiss exclusivity, and pop music, which is not meant for private houses of worship, will be again reserved for the privileged few. Too bad.
Yes, they're known, you say. Not quite. It's not in concert (Rose d'Or 69*) that they could have been appreciated. Their last single shows them a little better: just rejoice at the fantastic interpretation they make of "Something's Coming". Yes, yes, appears to be one the best bands in Britain and their singer has (almost) the same name as Jethro Tull's flutist. Which means nothing, by the way. Both groups are both very good. We're waiting for Jethro Tull.
[*Yes played the Rose d'Or Festival at Montreux earlier that year, on April 24 -- y_h]