DATELINE : 1972 – THE AMERICAN BLUES FESTIVAL – BUDDY GUY & JUNIOR WELLS – AUSTRALIA
The American Blues Festival was brought to Australia by promoter Kym Bonython. The concert festival featured two giants in the Blues music genre – Buddy Guy & Junior Wells (with their band). The US blues artist, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, was going to be part of this concert series however, sadly, this did not happen (although I received an email from the general public, directed from my website, claiming that he was part of the tour). Supporting act was Australian artist Jeanie Lewis – a worthy choice indeed!
The following photos were taken by me with my small Kodak instamatic camera. The venue was the Dallas Brooks Hall, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 6 December 1972.
[Buddy Guy is the one with the suit and guitar, and Junior Wells is the one in the white shirt & light checkered trousers & without a guitar]
[ All photos by John Weeks – 6 December 1972]
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There were several concerts conducted around Melbourne, all of which I attended with my brother Kevin…
The American Blues Festival Souvenir booklet :
Tickets to one of the concerts :