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1969 bands for hire price list

British tabloid Daily Mail has published a curious document — it is a price list, dated January 1969, from a London-based booking agent to hire various bands to play a function at The Queen’s College in Oxford. The most expensive band on the list is Fleetwood Mac at £500 a night, which the paper claims to be an equivalent of £8,640 in 2021 money. Deep Purple Mark 1 could have been hired for mere £125, or £2,160 (€2,538 or $2,872) in today’s money by the same arithmetic. A steal!

Thanks to metaljim for the heads up.



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