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1969 Palm Beach Pop Festival commemorated by Historical Marker Unveiling.It's the 43rd anniversary
November 24th 2012, at Palm Beach International Raceway, 17047 Beeline Highway, in Jupiter Fl., there will be an historical marker unveiling for the 1969 Palm Beach Pop Festival at two pm. there will be music by the Fog Band
The 2012 Citrus Nationals, which will draw 5-10,000 people per day, features drag racing, a sport compact car and truck show- n-shine, manufacturer’
In the history of Rock this festival was one the most important ROCK FESTIVALS of the summer of ’69. It was the only festival appearance of The Rolling Stones, who were the closing act. This festival featured the Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter and Vanilla Fudge Jam. It also had the majority of the rock bands that played at Woodstock, including the first band to perform there, Sweetwater. Among the other acts were The Jefferson Airplane, Rotary Connection, The Byrds, Spirit, Iron Butterfly, Pacific Gas and Electric, Country Joe and the Fish, Grand Funk Railroad, King Crimson, Chambers Brothers, and Sly and the Family Stone. This festival almost never happened; the combination of government opposition and extremely bad weather conditions was almost overwhelming. See the trailer for a better idea of what was happening. http://www.youtube.com/
All of this has been provided by Palm Beach International Raceway.
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