Woodstock 50th Anniversary is about a month away. Ten Years After gave a great show one of those magical nights:
Jimi did double duty in the summer of 1970 as the top act for half a million in the very small town of Byron GA on July 3 and played The Star Spangled Banner at midnight to begin the nation’s 194th birthday.The Isle of Wright Festival was held in 1968, 1969, and 1970, then revived in 2002.
The 1970 event was by far the largest of these early festivals and the unexpectedly high attendance levels led, in 1971, to Parliament adding a section to the Isle of Wight County Council Act 1971 preventing overnight open-air gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island without a special licence from the council.
The event was revived in 2002.
The 1970 acts included: Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Jethro Tull, Ten Years After, Chicago, The Doors, Lighthouse, The Who (whose set produced a live album), Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Moody Blues, Joan Baez, Free, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson, Donovan, John Sebastian, Terry Reid, Taste, and Shawn Phillips.
Jim's last performance with The Doors was on December 12, 1970 in New Orleans.Jimi did double duty in the summer of 1970 as the top act for half a million in the very small town of Byron GA on July 3 and played The Star Spangled Banner at midnight to begin the nation’s 194th birthday.
Hopefully interlocking letters “LA” worn by fans did knot confuse a younger Bono as happened years later during a concert in “SF.”Carefully planned chaos: A look at how an iconic video came together 30 years ago
Thirty years ago in Los Angeles, music-video director Meiert Avis also had a vision for bringing U2 fans out to the streets. The streets had names – 7th and Main – if not the greatest reputation, back then. In downtown L.A., it was considered a bit of a rough area. For the video for Where the Streets Have No Name, Avis wanted U2 to perform on a building roof, in an homage to the Beatles' final public performance. The stunt was also meant to announce U2's arrival to the big, big time. U2 – a band Avis had been working with since the beginning – were already rock stars, but with the release of The Joshua Tree, they were on the brink of being gigantic.
The intent "was to be disruptive, the truth be told. And just for the point of rock 'n' roll," Avis says from L.A., where he now lives. "That was the album that was going to put them into the public eye, so [we were] using a flash mob scenario to create a spontaneous media event that one couldn't help but notice."
Some of the posts I've read on this forum this weekend are disturbing for their ignorance and lack of humanity. When the moderators return on Monday, they will delete many of the recent threads.Dying seems easier...just go to a Walmart or out for some fun.
Marina Del Rey was a nice section of LA when I visited.Some of the posts I've read on this forum this weekend are disturbing for their ignorance and lack of humanity. When the moderators return on Monday, they will delete many of the recent threads.
Tom, I'm taking a break from the American Trumpian, divisive, populist madness or I'll wind unlike this:
Have a Pepsi!
The UPS Man Always Rings TwiceMarina Del Rey was a nice section of LA when I visited.
Lana Turner was a great talent and very beautiful, supposedly discovered at the age of 16 at a LA drugstore counter.
Lana Del Rey was born in NYC, raised in upstate NY and then found her way to now live in Venice Beach. LA women!
Done. Lana says come on over!IMO, things go better with Coke so I would have to ask Lana to stock an ice cold one in the classic contoured bottle.
A total waste of good vodka would be the opinion of a goateed dude in a bathrobe on a mission to buy one of the necessary mixers for an appropriate vodka based libation.Done. Lana says come on over!
A strong memory of a Friday night in Oslo is a young Norwegian woman telling me that all the young people are walking around with Coca Cola bottles because that's how they hide the vodka. She was very cute and gave me some of her coke and vodka and it was a fun night.