It’s December 1969 and a young Mick Jagger announces a free outdoor show that some believe will be the Woodstock of the West. But things don’t go as planned, the consequences of which will be felt for decades to come.
Episode written by J. Thorn, edited by Eve Paludan.
Recorded at 88.7 FM WJCU studios, University Heights, Ohio.
Audio mixed and engineered by Adam Phillips.
Produced by J. Thorn and Adam Phillips.
All research was conducted at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – Library and Archives in Cleveland, Ohio, with a special thanks to Jennie Thomas, Director of Archives, William Jackson, Archives Assistant, Sule Holder, Library Assistant, and Laura Maidens, Librarian.
“Burning Time” – Threefold Law
“Fool’s Blues,” “Orchid” – Blacklight Betty
“Mourning Dove Blues,” “Upside Down,” “Evil Banjo” – Adam Phillips
“Decision,” “Imagine A New and Darker You,” “Worse” – Tower of Light
“Gaia in Fog” – Dan Bodan
“Meadow” – Density and Time
“Voices in My Head” – Quineas Moreira
Sound FX Credits from Freesound.org:
For a complete list of sources cited, see the show notes for this episode.
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