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ROCK FESTIVAL BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock music festival opens on a patch of
farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael
Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a
recording studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock,
New York. The longtime artists’ colony was already a home base for Bob
Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson
Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis
Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.

Plans for the festival were on the verge of foundering, however, after
both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to
hold the event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last
minute, giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel,
some 50 miles from Woodstock.

Neil Young vermisst Woodstock-Lebensgefühl - Wirtschaftregional

Woodstock - HISTORY

Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock 1969 by Henry Diltz – Blender Gallery
Jimi Hendrix was at Woodstock

Pictures: 1969's Woodstock music festival - Orlando Sentinel

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IT BEGAN AS THE ‘’FESTIVAL OF ROSES”


Rose Festival Parade at NW corner of 10th & Madison in Portland, Oregon (1908).

In 1905, when Portland Mayor Harry Lane addressed a crowd at
the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, one memorable phrase emerged
from his otherwise-forgotten speech. Lane, who served as mayor
from 1905 to 1909, told the audience that Portland needed an
annual "festival of roses."

Two years later, Portland hosted its first Rose Festival, and in
1908 local businessmen, including
C.E.S. Wood, organized the
Portland Rose Festival as a nonprofit civic organization (now
called the Portland Rose Festival Foundation) to plan and fund
the annual event.
(From The Oregon Historical Society)


Harry Lane (1855 – 1917)


Portland Rose Festival float entry in 1910.


The Rosarians made their first appearance at the 1912 Rose Festival, wearing their signature white wool suits and straw
hats.

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On this day in 1945, the Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after
Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.

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It began on this day in 1969.

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India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been under British
about 200 years.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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On this day in 1914, the Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Ocean. The first vessel to pass through the canal
was the American cargo and passenger ship SS Ancon.
 

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. on this day in 1939
and Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere
Over the Rainbow.” 


The Hollywood premiere of the movie was at
Grauman’s Chinese
Theatre
(above).

Judy Garland performing the song “Over the Rainbow” for the film
The Wizard of Oz.

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FIRST POP FESTIVAL ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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