The mystery of Jesus, the naked hippie dancer

Jellett at the Reading Festival, 1974 (Source: Vin Miles, UK Rock Festivals)
Jellett at Bath Blues Festival, 1969 (Source: Lawrence Impey, UK Rock Festivals)
Jellett dancing, probably in Hyde Park, in the late sixties or early seventies (Source: Ron Reid)
Jellett, dancing on the right, at Blind Faith, in Hyde Park, June 1969 (Source: Barry Gonen, UK Rock Festivals)
A section of “The Spiritual Revelation”, Jellett’s “manifesto” (Source: Mick Davis, UK Rock Festivals)
Jellett at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park, 1973 (Source: Willem GT, UK Rock Festivals)
Jellett on the Pyramid Stage, with Magic Michael, Glastonbury, 1971 (Source: Nic Roeg, “Glastonbury Fayre”)
Jellett watching Queen at Imperial College, 1971 (Source: Fanpop)
Jellett at Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park (Source: Smartsetpix)
Jellett at Reading Festival, 1974 (Source: Vin Miles, UK Rock Festivals)
Jellett and Rob Tyner, of The MC5, pictured in Frendz magazine, 1972 (Source: Paul Gorman)
The NME profile of Jellett, 14th December 1974
Jellett dancing in front of Hawkwind, Windsor Festival, 1974 (Source: UK Rock Festivals)
Jellett and Neil Young, backstage at Hammersmith Odeon, 1976 (Source: Jim Jarmusch, “Year Of The Horse”)
Jelllett dancing to The Sex Pistols, 1976 (Source: Nils and Ray Stevenson, “Vacant”)
Jellett dancing at an open air gig in Hitchin, early 1980s (Source: Oz Hardwick)
Jellett onstage at The Marquee, with Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts, 1986 (Source: Elisabeth Anne)
Jellett onstage with The Mustard Seeds, 1992 (Source: Bill, UK Rock Festivals)
Flyer distributed by Jellett in 2000, at Speakers’ Corner (Source: Matthew Cheeseman)
Jellett backstage at the Camden Underworld, in 2004, with Dumpy behind him (Source: Elisabeth Anne)
The Chemical Brothers, “Surrender”, based on a 1976 photograph of Jellett, known as “Jesus Amongst The Fans”.

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