Originally scheduled for July 3 to July 5, 1970, it did not finish until near dawn on the 6th. It was the only successor to the first Atlanta International Pop Festival 1969. The event was promoted by Alex Cooley, who had been one of the organizers the previous year, as well as the Texas International Pop Festival.
Like the Woodstock festival the previous summer, the event was promoted as three days of peace, love and music. Also like Woodstock, it became an "open event" when the promoter threw open the gates after crowds outside began to tear down the plywood fence that had been erected around the site.
An estimated 350,000 to 500,000, and possibly 600,000 people attended. Performers included The Allman Brothers Band, Jethro Tull (scheduled but did not perform, citing laryngitis), Terry Reid, B. King, Procol Harum, Jimi Hendrix, Chambers Brothers, Poco, Grand Funk Railroad, Ravi Shankar, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, John Sebastian, Mountain, and Spirit. Jimi Hendrix played to the largest American audience of his career, presenting his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner for the fireworks around midnight on the Fourth of July. Jimi's setlist: All Along the Watchtower Freedom Foxy Lady Purple Haze Hey Joe Voodoo Chile (slight return) Stone Free Star Spangled banner Straight Ahead Hey Baby.
For a good video of Jimi's performance. For amateur film footage of the grounds and stage: youtube. V=ks3roikEkFM or go to YouTube and paste in:'' 2nd annual atlanta pop festival 1970'' - news item - 1970. Photos, recollections and memories' blogs from 1970 attendees: messyoptics.The authentic Globe Ticket Company card stock has their famous watermark built right into the card stock which alone authenticates the ticket (and made them largely impossible to reproduce). Especially now, as the machines that were around back then to produce the card stock are long gone. Please leave me a good positive comment so that I know you received your item and everything is fine, I will reciprocate. Thank you for shopping at ClaudeUSA. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists H\Hendrix, Jimi\Other Jimi Hendrix Memorabilia".
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