Dolly Parton, Black Keys, Metallica, Lily Allen, Yoko Ono, Yo La Tengo at the Glastonbury Festival

Posted by Billyjam, July 1, 2014 10:03am | Post a Comment

Dolly Parton "Benny Hill Show Theme"

England's annual outdoor Glastonbury Festival ended on Sunday and was reportedly a lot of fun this year. Thanks to YouTube and BBC TV, we here in the US who couldn't make it to Somerset (140 miles south east of London) can enjoy via video replay. Above and below is a video sampling of some of the 2014 highlights including Metallica, The Black Keys, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band featuring Yo La Tengo, Lily Allen, and the crowd favorite Dolly Parton who closed the festival playing to an estimated 100,000 delighted fans in the Pyramid Arena area of the fest. Parton's set included such hits as "9 To 5," "Blue Smoke," a slightly updated version of "Jolene," plus - when she broke out a small saxophone -  an extremely well-received version (two versions actually - one backwards) of "Yakety Sax" - aka The Benny Hill Show theme song.

Following Dolly Parton's Sunday performance, which was broadcast on TV, many accused the 68-year-old singer/multi-instrumentalist country music star of not playing the sax and of not singing but miming during her set. Parton was quick to dismiss these allegations and respond in her own self-effacing humorous way. "My boobs are fake, my hair's fake, but what is real is my voice and my heart," she told the Sun newspaper.
Glastonbury Festival 2015 will take place from June 24th-28th, 2015.  Info and tix.

The Black Keys "Fever"

Lily Allen "As Long As I Got You"

Metallica "One"

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band feat Yo La Tango

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