Festival Related Items
Hear My Train A Comin' - The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Bob Smeaton (Buy Documentary)
Listing: Miami Pop Festival I 1968
This special presentation of Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' presents the definitive documentary about the extraordinary life of the greatest guitarist of all time. As seen on PBS' American Masters (PBS), this critically acclaimed film, directed by Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology; Festival Express), unveils previously unseen performance footage and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician's personality and genius with interviews with Hendrix himself, commentary from well-known friends and musicians including Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Steve Winwood, as well as revealing glimpses into Jimi from those closest to him. The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of his groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Miami Pop Festival (Buy Album)
Listing: Miami Pop Festival I 1968
Never previously available in any form, Miami Pop Festival, introduces the first recorded stage performances of "Hear My Train A Comin'" and "Tax Free" while showcasing definitive live takes on such classics as "Fire," "Hey Joe," "I Don't Live Today" and "Purple Haze." The package includes never before published photos taken at the festival and an essay by award-winning music journalist and Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. This album includes the show as originally recorded on site by Hendrix's long term sound engineer, Eddie Kramer.
Deep Purple - Live in Aachen 1970 (Buy Album)
Listing: Aachen Open Air Pop 1970
Recorded live in Aachen on July 10th 1970. Sourced from original bootlegs, it's a very powerful and atmospheric set with the emphasis on the instrumentality of the band - just four lengthy tracks, with 'Mandrake Root' clocking in at over half an hour long. . Purple Records. 2006.
Listing: British Rock Meeting 1971
Piedra Roja (Red Rock) by Gary N Fritz (Buy Documentary)
Listing: Piedra Roja 1970
Piedra Roja is a close-up look at how Chile's first "hippie" rock festival in 1970, an imitation of Woodstock, profoundly affected Chilean society during a time of social/political upheaval -- the inception of Salvador Allende's socialist government, the subsequent military coup d'etat, and Allende's suicide.This award-winning film was produced by one of the organizers of the festival.
Listing: Mar y Sol Pop 1972
Shout! Factory continues its campaign of archival ELP live releases with Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival '72, the first-ever official release of this legendary concert. With Keith Emerson on keyboards, Greg Lake on bass and vocals and Carl Palmer on drums, ELP broadened the audience for progressive rock. The band released a series of landmark albums in the 1970s, and several more in the '90s after a 14-year hiatus.
Listing: Stonehenge Free Festival 1985
Singer/Songwriter/Performance Artist Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Hippy Slags, Demented Stoats, Spirits Burning) and Music Journalist Ian Abrahams (Hawkwind – Sonic Assassins, Strange Boat – Mike Scott & The Waterboys, Record Collector, R2, Vive Le Rock) present their ‘talking heads’ book on the British free festival scene of the 70s, 80s and early 90s, Festivalized. Festivalized surveys the history of the free festivals through the stories and viewpoints of those who were there. Musicians, Stage Organisers, Writers, Band Managers, Attendees, Travellers, and Landowners all bring their eye-witness accounts and first-hand experiences to this vivid document of the alternative culture at play.
While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humor, theater, and shock value to drive home his points, and in Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his legendary adventures, from the activism that led to the founding of the Youth International Party—or "Yippies!—to the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests ("a Perfect Mess") that resulted in his conviction as part of the Chicago Seven. Also chronicled are the mass demonstrations he led in which over fifty thousand people attempted to levitate the Pentagon using psychic energy, and the time he threw fistfuls of dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and watched the traders scramble. With antiwar sentiment once again in a furor and an incendiary political climate not seen since the book's original printing, Abbie Hoffman's voice is more essential than ever.
Steal This Book - Abbie Hoffman (Buy Book)
A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, Steal This Book captures Hoffman's puckish tone and became a cult classic with over 200,000 copies sold. Outrageously illustrated by R. Crumb, it nevertheless conveys a serious message to all would-be revolutionaries: You don't have to take it anymore. "All Power to the Imagination was his credo. Abbie was the best." — Studs Terkel
Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary is an oversized oral & visual history of the infamous and ubiquitous Rubin – the first ever biography of the co-founder of the Yippies, Anti-Vietnam War radical, Chicago 8 defendant, New Age/Self Help proponent, and social-networking pioneer. After a surfeit of books about Abbie Hoffman, here’s the first ever biography of his Yippie running mate Jerry Rubin! Based upon over 75 original interviews with his co-conspirators, friends and foes, this book not only explores the life and times of Rubin, but the generation that consisted of idealistic firebrands in the 1960s, segued into the Me generation in the 1970s, and became full blown capitalists engaged in the 1980s.
Deep Purple were the biggest selling album act in America when they embarked on a 28 date tour promoting their new album "Burn". The undoubted climax of this tour was headlining the California Jam Festival at Ontario Speedway in California, in front of 200,000 people. Their explosive set is presented here on DVD for the first time. The set list includes tracks from "Burn", as well as classics like "Space Truckin'" and "Smoke On The Water". As the show came to a close, Blackmore - angered by troubles backstage - took his revenge on one of the TV cameras, before exploding his amps and destroying several guitars. It made for a visually astonishing climax to the set, and almost got the band banned from playing live in America again. This fully-restored edition contains a missing track, bonus camera angles, commentaries and many other bonus options.
Listing: Ozark Music Festival 1974
OZARK MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL TRIBUTE POSTER 1974 19" X 13" Ready for Display, Shipped Flat, Bagged and Boarded by Grande Ballroom Poster Artist Carl Lundgren Printed In Detroit MI USA The Ozark Music Festival was held July 19–21, 1974 on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. While the Woodstock Festival from 1969 is the most well-known rock festival, the Ozark Music Festival was one of the largest music festivals ever held. "No Hassles Guaranteed " was the motto of the festival. Some estimates have put the crowd count at 350,000 people. Lundgren had an early interest in becoming a fantasy artist and illustrator like Frank Frazetta, his idol. At the age of 18, he was co-chairman of the first multimedia science fiction convention, The Detroit Triple Fan Fair, featuring comics, movies and science fiction. He studied with the Famous Artists School correspondence course, for formal training. In 1967 Carl met rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw, who was illustrating posters for a Detroit rock venue, run by Russ Gibb, called the Grande Ballroom. Grimshaw offered him a job, and Carl went on to create poster art for seminal bands such as The Who, Jefferson Airplane and Pink Floyd.
Wattstax, The Living Word (Buy Album)
The soulful soundtrack to the historic 1972 concert called "the black Woodstock," featuring mighty Stax label legends performing for an audience of over 100,000 in South Central, Los Angeles. Includes Oh La De Da; Respect Yourself; I'll Take You There Staple Singers; Knock on Wood; Lay Your Loving on Me Eddie Floyd; I Like What You're Doing (to Me); Gee Whiz; I Have a God Who Loves Me Carla Thomas; The Breakdown; Do the Funky Chicken; Do the Funky Penguin Rufus Thomas; Son of Shaft/Feel It; I Can't Turn You Loose Bar-Kays; Killing Floor; I'll Play the Blues for You; Angel of Mercy Albert King; Hearsay Soul Children; Ain't No Sunshine Isaac Hayes, and many more!
Wattstax Special Edition, 30th Anniversary Special Edition DVD (Buy Documentary)
On August 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended what came to be known as "The Black Woodstock." Wattstax - The Special Edition is the 30th anniversary release of the film that documented that historic event and includes the once-lost original ending featuring Isaac Hayes' performances of "Theme From Shaft" and "Soulsville."