因杀害行人而免于入狱: Price list for UK's biggest bands in 1969

因杀害行人而免于入狱: Price list for UK’s biggest bands that shows it cost just £500 to book Fleetwood Mac for a gig in 1969and half that for Pink Floyd!

  • Uncovered price list shows Fleetwood Mac cost £500 a night to hire in 1969
  • That fee equates to just £8,640 in today’s moneyand came from booking agent
  • Also shows rock band Pink Floyd could have been hired for just £250 per show
  • They are the supergroup who have sold more than 120 million records with pop rock classics such as Go Your Own Way and Dreams.

    But before fame and fortune caught up with Fleetwood Mac, you could have hired them to perform for just £500 a night.

    The bargain fee – £8,640 in today’s money – was revealed in a newly uncovered booking agent’s price list from 1969.

    You could have hired Fleetwood Mac to perform for just £500 a night. The bargain fee ¿ £8,640 in today¿s money ¿ was revealed in a newly uncovered booking agent¿s price list from 1969

    You could have hired Fleetwood Mac to perform for just £500 a night. The bargain fee – £8,640 in today’s money – was revealed in a newly uncovered booking agent’s price list from 1969

    Fleetwood Mac¿s Stevie Nicks and Mike Fleetwood in 2018

    Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Mike Fleetwood in 2018

    It shows that rock band Pink Floyd, who have sold more than 250 百万条记录, could be snapped up for only £250 per show – the equivalent to £4,320 today – while the late singer Joe Cocker would appear for £350, or just over £6,000.

    It is a far cry from the multi-million pound deals supergroups can now command. 在九月, US businessman Robert Kraft reportedly paid The Rolling Stones £8 million to play at a private dinner thrown in Boston.

    Music industry insiders claim that Fleetwood Mac, whose members include singer Stevie Nicks and drummer Mick Fleetwood, would today cost upwards of £250,000 per gig and could even charge into the millions because they are not currently touring.

    Even Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, one of hundreds of tribute bands who make a living by playing cover versions of the group’s most popular hits, charge venues at least £7,000 per performance.

    The price list was revealed in a 1969 letter sent to Queen’s College, 牛津大学, by Central London music promoter Commercial Entertainments, and posted on Twitter last week.

    It is addressed to Mr G. [R. Parkes – thought to be the then entertainments officer at Queen’s – who had wanted to know which acts could perform at the college’s Commemoration Ball on June 24 那年.

    图为: Fleetwood Mac stood together in 1969

    图为: Fleetwood Mac stood together in 1969

    之间 38 available acts were the Essex beat group The Tremeloes for £375 (£6,480 today), Scottish rock band Marmalade for £350 (£6,050) and soul stars Jimmy James and the Vagabonds for £200 – £3,450 in today’s money.

    Signing off the one-page letter, the booker at Soho-based Commercial Entertainments wrote: ‘I trust you will find some groups of interest in our list.’

    The college later decided on rockers Pink Floyd, who thrilled the students with a 17-song set list, which began with Grantchester Meadows and finished with Celestial Voices and Set The Controls for The Heart Of The Sun.