After seeing this, I felt I had no choice but to post this.
That ought to get you going this morning.
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This week, I’m thinking about the Zac Brown song. “Sic em on a chicken” about a dog attacking a chicken. Not PETA approved, though.
It’s about time, Senator. I’ve been eagerly awaiting a Hendrix post. Monterey pop was one of Jimi’s best performances ever and over-shadowed by Woodstock and Isle of Wight. A+ good sir. BTW, Killing Floor is the best of the bunch from Monterey.
Often over looked, the Atlanta International Pop Festival in Byron, Georgia lasted for 3 days and was just around the corner from Warner Robins right off I-75. By
Echeconnee Creekin in a pecan grove and on the adjacent Middle Georgia Raceway – 350,000 to 500,000 people swarmed in for the second annual Atlanta International Pop Festival. The lineup also included Allman Brothers, Terry Reid, B.B. King, Procol Harum, The Chambers Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, Captain Beefheart, Ravi Shankar, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Mountain, and Spirit, among others.. It was the largest American crowd Jimi played for.
All Along the Watchtower
Voodoo Chile (slight return)
Star Spangled banner-played with his teeth.
A good time. Tickets were 14 bucks and then it was free.
I’m from that area, and the locals just call it The Byron Pop Festival. I did not attend it, but I can tell you that the epic number of people just shut down that whole area for about four days. I’ve never seen anything like it before or since.
My God, it was wild.
The adjoining woods were filled with hippies’ tents and vans, and featured a “free stage.” The Allman Bros, who lived nearby, played it and the main stage twice.
Whatever little stores and gas stations that were nearby were wiped out on day one. People shared what they had (especially the contraband). The Macon mayor vowed to use a machine gun to keep the mongrels out of his city. To my amazement, I ran into my Georgia History teacher there…
From a production and organization standpoint, though, the ’69 festival was a better musical experience.
Seeing Led Zeppelin 6 months into their recording career? Priceless.
Ah, yes, Good Ol’ Machine Gun Ronnie Thompson. I don’t think he ever actually threatened anyone with a machine gun, but he did embrace the nickname. He was a real piece of work.
Saw Led Zeppelin at the Coliseum in Macon…1970, maybe?
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