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Re­leased in the UK in March, Blow-Up was di­rec­tor Michelan­gelo An­to­nioni’s first English lan­guage film, with David Hem­mings as a pho­tog­ra­pher ap­par­ently based on real-life snap­per, David Bai­ley. The film takes the viewer on a de­light­ful me­an­der around Lon­don, with a plot that cen­tres on what the pho­tog­ra­pher might – or might not – have cap­tured while tak­ing pho­tos in a park. The cast in­cluded Vanessa Red­grave, Sarah Miles, Jane Birkin and Peter Bowles, plus a club scene with Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck of The Yard­birds ex­chang­ing riffs on a song cred­ited as Stroll On, a ver­sion of Tiny Brad­shaw’s 1950s blues song, Train Kept A’ Rollin’.


The mu­si­cal sound­track of 1967 was cer­tainly mixed, with the re­lease of Sgt Pep­per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Bea­tles mark­ing a spiked peak in the Fab Four’s psy­che­delic phase. Mean­while Sandie Shaw sang her heart out at the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test to win with Pup­pet on a String. This was bal­anced by the ap­pear­ance of Pink Floyd’s de­but LP The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Floyd were one of the bands to ap­pear at Bar­beque 67 at the Tulip Bulb Auc­tion Hall, Spald­ing, Lin­colnshire, along­side Cream, Zoot Money, Geno Wash­ing­ton and Jimi Hen­drix. Hen­drix set his gui­tar on fire at the Lon­don As­to­ria, burn­ing his hands in the process.

That’s quite some line-up for a pound in ru­ral Lin­colnshire.

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