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Los Angeles Pop Festival 1968

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The Los Angeles Pop Festival was held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in California. The dates of the festival were December 22 and 23, 1968. It was also called a “Christmas Happening”. Despite extensive research I can’t find out much about this gig. It was one of the earliest to be held in a sports stadium, which was later to become the norm. And it also meant people went home at the end of the first day. So it’s really not a festival in the way we think about it now. The bands that played were all festival regulars. Weird addition of the Righteous Brothers – can’t quite see them fitting in with the heavy crunch of Blue Cheer. The Love Exchange were a short-lived but interesting folk-psyche band from LA whose only album came out in 1968.

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Blue Cheer
The Box Tops
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The Chambers Brothers
José Feliciano
The Grass Roots
The Love Exchange
Buddy Miles
Steve Miller Band
The Righteous Brothers
Three Dog Night
The Turtles

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