Festival

On Friday June 20, 1969, a music festival known as “Newport 69” started. It was the 2nd year for the festival, with the first being held in Costa Mesa, CA. The 1969 festival was held at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, CA. Attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, the festival on June 20–22, 1969 was the […]

One of the great pictures from the Monterey International Pop Festival which was held on June 16, 17 & 18, 1967. It was a ‘come as you are festival’ so The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz decided to come as a Native American. We are guessing it would be as a Chief. Chief Monkee, 51 years ago. […]

The second day of the Monterey International Pop Festival was Sat. June 17, 1967. The bands / artists performing that day were: Canned Heat Big Brother and the Holding Company Country Joe and the Fish Al Kooper The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Electric Flag Quicksilver Messenger Service Steve Miller Band Moby Grape Hugh Masekela The […]

51 years ago today, one of the first festival concerts and one of the most important, the Monterey International Pop Festival began. It was a 3 day festival. The performances of a lot of the acts bought them their first major attention in the US and for some the world. Over the next few days […]

The first day of the Monterey Pop Festival was 51 years ago today. The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a large, predominantly white audience. The Monterey […]

On June 10 & 11 in 1967, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held at the 4,000 seat Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. At least 36,000 people attended the two-day concert and fair that was the first of a […]

Joan Baez turns 77 years old today. Joan performed at the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 and there again in 2009 (The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival) for the Festival’s 50th […]

The 2nd Miami Pop Festival of 1968 started on Dec. 28th of that year. “Miami Pop Festival” was the name of two different music festivals that took place in May and December 1968 at Gulfstream Park, a horse racing track in Hallandale, Florida, just north of Miami. Apart from the venue, the two events were […]

John Lennon and Yoko Ono attended the Peace Festival in Toronto on Dec. 16, 1969. As part of their new campaign against the war in Vietnam, they place stark black-and-white billboards in eleven international cities proclaiming “WAR IS OVER!” and then, in smaller type, “If You Want It. Happy Christmas From John And Yoko.” WE […]


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