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Palm Beach Pop Festival 1969

Palm Beach Pop Festival 1969

The event was both the first and the last held in Palm Beach. It drew 40,000 people to the 149-acre Palm Beach International Speedway. As was typical, local officials worried about health, sanitation and traffic, and were mortified by images of drugs and sex they'd seen three months earlier at Woodstock. Local opposition was immediate [...]
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The Newport Pop Festival 1968

The Newport Pop Festival 1968

This was held in Costa Mesa, California, in the summer of 68 - so why not call it the Costa Mesa Festival? Probably because Newport was more upscale and echoed the famous east coast folk event. It was held on the Orange County Fairgrounds which was little more than a huge, dusty, open field. In [...]
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