There were two concerts, one at the fairgrounds, and ours at Spartan Field. Crowds estimated over 100,000 at both. Around 65,000 at ours.
The San Jose Mercury headlines said it was a "Rock Invasion". All the news was very negative.
Our band, Throckmorton, helped with Festival duties. Left to right: George Ostrander (drums), Duke Roberts (rhythm guitar), and Ron Cook (me on Bass).
Chris Mosher was our charismatic lead singer. His operatic voice projected far across the field. His flaming red Afro stood out in any crowd.
Dennis Jay was with the Dirt Cheap Productions commune. Dirt Cheap helped produce and promote of the Festival.
Gary Watts was another Dirt Cheap member.
An unknown band playing for the unknown throngs.
Backstage with Jack Russel (left) of Mu Lights, and Jack Anderson, guitarist for the Tree of Life band.
Backstage, left to right: Marjene and John Eddy (of the Throckmorton commune), Billy Dean Andres, Jak Anderson, Pat Simmons, and the back of Mary Lou Paul
Ali Jay, Electric Hair Chrissy, and Cindy from the Dirt Cheap/Mu lights communes.
Dancing to the music!
More dancing to the music!
And more dancing to the music!
Radio DJ Norman (right), Spaghetti Joe (in Angels vest), and Dennis Jay, discussing security.
This is the End! The Hells Angels were hired for security. Things got out of hand, but they were again hired a few weeks later at Altamont. Things got really our of hand there!
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