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Description - Glastonbury by Crispin Aubrey

The definitive oral history of one of the world's greatest music festivals his 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. 'admirably thorough . . . The authors of this book have let the characters speak for themselves.'Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times If you've never been to Glastonbury, Crispin Aubrey and John Shearlaw have provided a fascinating oral history to tell you what you've missed.'Daily Mail

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091897635
ISBN-10: 0091897637
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Crispin Aubrey

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.