Hendrix and Zeppelin on the same concert bill? We’ll let the good Professor Pos…
Written by megarock on May 24, 2018
Hendrix and Zeppelin on the same concert bill?
We’ll let the good Professor Poster explain:
The Northern California Folk Rock Festival 2, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and the Aquarian Family Festival, at the Spartan Stadium practice field, both were held on Memorial Day weekend. These festivals had all the elements of the better-known shows…..80,000 people were said to have attended either one or the other. As at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix headlined the Folk Festival. Just as at Altamont, the Aquarian Festival hired Hells Angels for security with disastrous results…. no surprise there!
Both festivals were infused with 1960s counter cultural values, peace, love, drugs, sex…..but lacking famous films to commemorate them, they have been all but lost to memory. It’s worth peering back into the past to see how these unique events in San Jose that predated the two most important rock concerts in history.
On this day in May 49 years ago back in 1969, the Northern California Folk-Rock Festival with Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jefferson Airplane, The Chamber Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon, Spirit, Canned Heat, Buffy Sainte-Maire, The Youngbloods, Steve Miller, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters Taj Mahal, Noel Redding, Lee Michaels, Blues Image, Santana, Aum, Elvin Bishop and more at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. This is the only poster that I have ever seen with Jimi Hendrix & Led Zeppelin on the same billing.
The poster was created by rock artist Linda Segul., and it is indeed, a great “Poster From The Past” !
A historical piece t’share with a friend!
Approved in the festival mood by Professor Poster.
(From CRRK) Did any of you attend one of these festivals?