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January 1968: Concerts in Norway, Sweden, Denmark


Foto: Jan Persson, Denmark, Jan. 1968

Roskilde, Denmark, 14-1-1968 Frederiksberg, Denmark, 14-1-1968

Liberty Hall, Dublin, 18-1-1968 (click on image)


March 1968: Release of
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

Hangman's reached the top 5 in the UK album
charts soon after its release and was nominated
for a Grammy in the US.
Nominees for Best Folk Performance 1969
  • Judy Collins - Both Sides Now
  • Gordon Lightfoot - Did She Mention My Name
  • Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
  • Peter, Paul & Mary - Late Again
  • Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
  • Irish Rovers - The Unicorn
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Handbill for various performances in March 1968











Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 16 March 1968:

When poet Pete Brown, lyric-writer for the Cream, heard the new Incredible String Band LP, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, he said: "That's what the Rolling Stones have been trying to do."

May - June 1968
US Tour
Oswego 12-5-1968
Fillmore West LA - May 16-18, 1968
Stony Brook, 4 May 1968




Kaleidoscope Hollywood, 24. - 25. May 1968 LA Troubadour - 1968




Different bootleg cover for the WBAI Benefit Concert at the Fillmore East - June 5th, 1968





Broadcast was the following year







Left: Advert for Royal Albert Hall, London, 29th June 1968 - Right: Foto for but probably not of this concert (Foto: New Musical Express)








April, June and July 1968: Recordings "Wee Tam & The Big Huge"





















Foto: Sunbury Festival Programme

Sunday afternoon was sublime with the Incredible String Band in the Marquee. The Incredibles were, as usual off the wall, charming, weird, wonderful and unique. Mike Heron and Robin Williamson played a multitude of instruments, Rose was a good 10 years before her time as a real novelty item on  bass - wow a chick playing bass man - I remember some idiot remarking - but she proved she was more than up to the job and Licorice provided sweet backup vocals. A Very Cellular Song was a highlight, but this was their heyday, their whole set was stellar, unique, gems of songs just seemed to spring forth effortlessly from their pens in those days - stuff like Waltz of the New Moon, October Song, Swift as the Wind, Chinese White - were all part of the set list at that time in 1968.
 (source: ukrockfestivals.com)



National Jazz & Blues Festival Sunbury

August 9th - 11th, 1968

Kempton Park Racecourse







"The ever growing interest in folk music is examined and acknowledged with a representative group of folk artists headed by the controversial INCREDIBLE STRING BAND."
(from the programme)







On stage at Sunbury Festival









Middle Earth, August 1968






Performing "Noah and The Dove"



Performing "The Head"












WEE TAM & THE BIG HUGE
Released October 1968


in UK as double album

Van Nuys News
Glasgow University Guardian


(click on picture for poem "The Head")
Three reviews
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Released in US as two seperate albums
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Albert Hall London, 2 November 1968






Another bootleg cover






Advert for the first Fillmore East concert on Nov. 27, 1968.
The first one of seven:
27 Nov 1968, 27 April 1969, 4 Sept 1969,
14 Sept 1969, 14 Dec 1969, 23-26 April 1970, 29 Nov 1970

Bootleg of this concert





There was the aura of a trance ritual at the Fillmore East last night as the Incredible String Band from Britain gave its first major concert here.
(
Robert Shelton, Nov 28, 1968, Thursday)

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