26 October 1969 Amougies (Belgium), Mont de l’Enclus (Actuel festival)

Amougies (Belgium), Mont de l’Enclus (Actuel festival) This huge festival was initially supposed to take place in Paris, but French authorities prevented that, and the promoter (Jean Karakos of Byg Records) opted to stage it a few miles away from the French border. Many leading pop-rock and free jazz artists performed (including Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, Gong, the Blossom Toes, etc.) to an audience numbering about 20 000 people. Frank Zappa acted a compere and jammed with some of the bands, including Caravan for a memorable rendition of “If I Could Do It All Over Again…”.

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