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They All Came Out To Montreux

A three part documentary about the Montreux Jazz Festival, titled They All Came Out To Montreux, will air in the UK on BBC Four starting at 10:15 PM on June 16. The film was directed by British filmmaker Oliver Murray. If you are interested in music documentaries, you might have seen his previous works Ronnie’s — about the fabled Ronnie Scott’s club in London, and The Quiet One — about the founding member of Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman. His latest work tells the story of the legendary festival and its founder, ‘Funky’ Claude Nobs. It includes performances and testimonials from over 70 artists — from our own boys to Shania Twain.

The documentary was completed last year and received world premiere on Swiss TV in March 2022.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

13 Comments to “They All Came Out To Montreux”:

  1. 1
    Gregster says:


    RIP Claude Nobs ! Not only did you help save some lives on that distant day back in 1971-2, but you also helped in the recording of one of the great-works of DP, & no doubt, befriended countless musicians & people alike in your time !

    Peace !

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    MacGregor says:

    The Live at Montreux dvd’s of concerts that I own are of high quality. From The Dixie Dregs 1978 through to the early 20o0’s with Jethro Tull 2003, Suzanne Vega band 2004, Emerson Lake & Palmer 1997 & Yes 2003. There is no doubt about Claude Nobs & that setting. Should be an interesting documentary. Cheers.

  3. 3
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Whatever you make of all the history about Montreux and it’s annual festival, there is no denying that DP is an integral part of its history.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Before Deep Purple, 99.9% of the world population didn‘t even know that Montreux was “at the Lake Geneva shoreline“. That all changed, much like Christopher Columbus who proved that North and South America eventually get in the way if you try to sail westwards from Spain to India, as the four Englishmen + their token Taffy not only brought “fire in the sky”, but also geographical enlightenment to the world. Mind you, at the same time the guys from THAT OTHER BAND were still adamant that Middle Earth somehow exists.

  5. 5
    MacGregor says:

    @ 4- oh but Middle Earth does exist Uwe, you just haven’t been there as yet. Having said that the band you sent that link for a few days ago look like they have, ha ha ha. I am aware of who they are but at first I thought it may be a Hobbit or Lord of the Rings movie scene he he he, Legolas & his bow etc. Alas the droning guitar reminded me of the 1990’s Unleaded clip of No Quarter & then the vocal line kicks in. I have to admit I did’t watch it any further than the opening scene. That video where Page & Plant are in the forest in Wales I do believe is the one I am talking about. Or perhaps that is Middle Earth? Cheers.

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    Gregster says:

    @4…LOL, no doubt about the correctness on Montreux & its position on Lake Geneva, but history is changing all the time, & the history books-of-old, need to be updated, & refined, such that the children of today are taught more accurately.

    And maps from the 15th Century clearly display Americas, & even Antarctica, well before Columbas set sail…

    Michael Creo has also found some remarkable artifacts that date back to over 2.5 Billion years in Africa…They’re known today as OOPA’s, which stands for “Out Of Place Artifacts”….And it’s hard not to mention the Gosford Glyphs here in Australia, that clearly recounts our much earlier history…(And countless pyramids are found everywhere,( over 100,000 to date ) on every continent, not just Egypt & central America)…

    And as for that other bands interest in “Middle Earth”, ( RUSH also with”Caress of Steel”) there’s more truth in that than meets the eye, simply because of the aspect one approaches these matters as far as “density” is concerned. eg, When looking at our world, we must think in terms of energy, vibration & frequency…That’s the key…

    That said, who doesn’t like the vibes given-off from Machine Head or Live in Montreux 1969 ???…

    Peace !

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Middle Earth is a movie set in New Zealand last I heard!

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    Micke says:

    @ 4 As a matter of fact, the Vikings did arrive in America or Vinland (as they called it) way before Columbus. And the native population arrived way, way before anyone else..

  9. 9
    Uwe Horrnung says:

    True, Micke, but the Native Americans (= their ancestors) came from the other side, namely Asia/Siberia (but no doubt owned the North American continent, no argument there). They also likely walked there and did not sail! ; – )

    And with all due respect to Viking sailing skills, they weren’t the greatest cartographers and not looking for India. Nor did they give a moose’s ass whether the world was round or flat. But they were there second – AFTER the Native Americans.

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    Gregster says:

    @9…Alas, this is where our history is complicated, & many varied…With the “stuff” I’m learning & considering, we have to take into account Atlantis & Lemuria, the pole-shifts & other matters over 12,000 years ago, yet alone the 2.5 Billion year old artifacts being found in South Africa…Throw in the Gosford Glyphs & the story it tells from over 12,000 years ago, & there’s much to consider…

    People have been settled all over the globe, through all times, its just the time-frame one wants to choose to make their point…Investigation of the Gosford Glyphs in Australia reveals that it all started there, at least as far as “modern” homo-sapien man is concerned…The universe is known for its destructive nature, & many peoples have traveled here & stayed for a while, whilst their planet repaired.

    Peace !

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    micke says:

    @ 9 But the Vikings were the first from the so called “old world” or at least from the european part of it. They called the canadian (or the part that would later become Canada) natives “skrälingar” probably because of their habit to yell and scream when in full fight. Leif Eriksson was the leader of the Viking party.

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    MacGregor says:

    Lucky Leif & the Longships, didn’t he return with some grapes hence the Vinland name attributed to Canada or something like that? I have no doubt a few Valkyries accompanied Leif to Valhalla & Odin would have been surrounded by lovely Valkyries being fed infinite amounts of grapes & turning that into wine & being surrounded by musicians playing lyre’s & other old world instruments & a band of wandering minstrels wanders in & ………..hang on. I must be thinking of some lyrics or something from a song somewhere, BN anyone? Rainbow perhaps or Sabbath’s Tyr album maybe. I am getting confused, again. Vikings, their everywhere or should that be you cannot take them anywhere! Cheers.

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    Uwe Hornung says:

    Micke, I know, I’ve seen a døcümentæry about their visits and exploits there

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XM4LpL1iMc&t=1s ,

    it’s all true! ; – )

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