Are you ready to get Experienced, once again? 45 years ago, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played to the largest American audience of its career on the stage of the… 396 more words
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About 100 miles south of Atlanta, next to a field just outside the town of Byron, there stands a plaque erected by the Georgia Historical Society marking the location of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, where from July 3-5, 1970, “Over thirty musical acts performed, including rock icon Jimi Hendrix playing to the largest American audience of this career.” Despite the overwhelming attendance (estimated to be 300,000-400,000), the festival and Hendrix’s performance in particular, has not received its due in terms of historic importance and impact until now. 1,216 more words
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI
The association most people have between Jimi Hendrix and massive festivals is Woodstock.
But on July 3-5, 1970, about 100 miles south of Atlanta in Byron, Hendrix played to the largest American audience of his career, an estimated 300,000-400,000, at the second Atlanta International Pop Festival. 280 more words
“You cannot talk about rock in the 1970’s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad!” David Fricke of Rolling Stones said.
One of the best and perhaps most underrated blues rock bands, Grand Funk never quite got the attention they deserved my music critics and radio DJs while audiences worldwide loved them and contributed to sold out arenas and several platinum records during the 70s. 68 more words
Check photog, Philip Rauls account of the storied festival.
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In what is widely regarded as one of the top concerts events of all time, the Atlanta International Pop Festival of 1969 was held over the Fourth Of July weekend at the Atlanta International Raceway.