Smiths one of Michael Eavis' top 5 Glastonbury performances

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  1. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

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    In today's Guardian, Michael Eavis picks his top 5 Glastonbury performances. They are:

    Radiohead (1997)
    T-Rex (1970)
    Oasis (1994)
    John Martyn (1979)
    The Smiths (1984)

    About The Smiths' performance, Eavis says "We had no fence around the Pyramid, but it was the last year we could do that, because everybody climbed on stage and the band couldn't finish their set. I think they had a good time but Morrissey never admits to enjoying himself."

    Peter
     
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    Pity Michael Eavis forgot about 1995 Pulp who replaced Stone Roses in last minute due to injury of John Squire.
     
  4. yesitis

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    he probably didn't forget them, just preferred these performances over that one. :crazy:
     
  5. Kewpie

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    Yeah, Guardian only asked top 5, he didn't choose it.
     
  6. yesitis

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    really? that's the way it worked?
     
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    I've heard Eavis say before that the Smiths saved Glastonbury, that their performance was a turning point in the history of the event.

    I'm sure he said it was the best Glastonbury performance

    Dave

    ps - found some extra stuff
    There's some stuff on BBC6 Music http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20090622_marr.shtml 'their appearance changed the face of the festival'.
     
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    They were talking about this on the 6music breakfast show this morning - they reckoned that the controversy of The Smiths playing Glastonbury was worse than the fuss about Jay-Z headlining last year. Up to that point it was a prog rock Hawkwind type affair and it was quite revolutionary of Eavis to book Moz n co...

    p.s. Kewpie, Pulp replacing the Stone Roses is my personal Glastonbury highlight, the atmosphere was amazing!
     
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    Amongst the live Glastonbury 2009, BBC 6 Music radio are playing tracks from their archive.

    Adam + Joe, Friday June 26th, 1am, features live tracks recorded at the Glastonbury Festival from the 1980s to 2001, to include The Smiths. 60 mins.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lb2d3

    As Pulp have been mentioned here, they are also on BBC 6 Music, Steve Lamacq's Classic Glastonbury - Pulp in 1995 Sunday 28th June midnight, 120mins.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lb2d3
     
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    Hello all. I think they had a good time but Morrissey never admits to enjoying himself.



    pret auto
     
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