It begins with interviewer/narrator André Maurice wandering through Portobello Road market, the epitome of a French intellectual in his immaculate tie and rain mac. It feels like we might be watching a Jean-Luc Godard film, an impression reinforced by a sudden jump-cut to a pirate ship floating down the Thames towards Tower Bridge.
But then the camera pulls back onto another boat which contains tabla player Sam Gopal and his band miming to the wistful Sky Is Burning (from 2:25) – and yes, that’s a pre-Hawkwind Lemmy (or Ian Willis as he was known then) singing and playing guitar, and already looking every inch the rock god he would become. His lilting voice is rather lovely here, and clearly pastoral psych’s loss.
Full length film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SG3Q_EJOeQ
Source: Watch Jethro Tull, Soft Machine and Lemmy in wild French TV London special from 1969 | Louder