Fantastic book covering the Reading Festival (Carling Weekend) from its days pre-1971 outside of Reading, to its move to Reading in 1971 right through to the 2007 festival.
The book features exclusive interviews with bands/artsists who have played the festival over the last 40 years and gives an insight into the greatest indie/rock festival in the world.
All of the stories/interviews were carried out by Ian Carroll, who has made this book an amazing journey through music's famous names.
The book includes such artists as:
Whitesnake, Yes, Black Sabbath, Gillan, Scorpions, Suzi Quatro, Uriah Heep, Van Der Graaf Generator, MC5, Alice Cooper, Status Quo, Ted Nugent, Slade, Sha Na Na, The Jam, Sham 69, Supertramp, The Stranglers, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Twisted Sister, The Cult, Michael Schenker Group, Praying Mantis, Diamond Head, UFO, Judas Priest, Gary Numan, The Mission, The Wonderstuff, Marillion, Big Country
Faith No More, The Wedding Present, The Quireboys, Terrorvision, The Wildhearts, Carter USM, Gene, Senser, Therapy?, Helmet
Modern Indie Bands
Oasis, Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Maximo Park, Bloc Party, The Cribs, The Subways, BRMC, The Killers, Ordinary Boys, The Rakes, The Go! Team, Editors, Wolfmother, Futureheads, Guillemots, Ash, The Cooper Temple Clause
Modern Rock Bands
Fall Out Boy, Bowling For Soup, Lostprophets, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphys, Aiden, Slipknot, Juliette Lewis, Flogging Molly, Pixies
Plus many more contributions from the organisers, welfare, police, festival attendees etc.