An interesting look back at regional news reports covering the very first rock festival to be held at Donington Racecourse on 16th August 1980 – The Monsters of Rock.
The Monsters of Rock festival started when promoter Paul Loasby planned a day-long summer festival dedicated specifically to bands from within the heavy rock and metal genre. As he had been promoting the recent Rainbow UK tour, he asked the band to headline.
Check out Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet speaking about the forthcoming event.

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