It was just weeks after Woodstock… if you didn't want to drive to Texas for…
Written by megarock on August 31, 2018
It was just weeks after Woodstock… if you didn't want to drive to Texas for the Texas Pop Festival, you could have stopped in New Orleans. On Aug.31, 1969, the New Orleans Pop Festival kicked off. The talent list was spectacular.
The Byrds, Canned Heat, Chicago Transit Authority ( Chicago), Country Joe and the Fish, Grateful Dead, It's A Beautiful Day, Janis Joplin, Oliver, Santana, Spiral Staircase, Youngbloods, Dr. John the Night Tripper, Tyrannosaurus Rex and others.
OK, who was there and what was the best part? And yes, some of the artists played both New Orleans and Texas.