Jeff Beck, Crystal Palace Garden Party, South London, 1973

A series of Saturday open-air concerts were started in 1971 at The Crystal Palace. These summer afternoons became legendary events. This one featuring Jeff Beck, Bogert & Appice, former members of Vanilla Fudge was sponsored by Melody Maker. The location was in Crystal Palace Park, high above South London. There was a large lake in front of a small band-shell which glistened in the summer sun and a very narrow grass walkway in front of the stage which posed the danger of falling into the lake if you stepped back too far. I managed to get this ‘up close’ shot of Jeff from just a few feet away.