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Electric Flag

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At Monterey Fairgounds: 1st Pop Music Festival Draws Large Crowds

Report by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 1967

MONTEREY — Thirty thousand people swelled the city of Monterey over the weekend for the first International Festival of Pop Music, held in the outdoor ...

Keith Altham Planes West to Cover America's Monterey Pop Festival and Cables This Day-By-Day Report

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 24 June 1967

WE DROVE to London Airport in Animal manager Mike Jeffery's Rolls-Royce while he dictated a few last minute instructions to assistant Tony Garland — "Ring ...

Monterey Pop Festival: The Hip Homunculus

Report by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 29 June 1967

"The West is the best: Get here and we'll do the rest!" — The Doors ...

Rock & Roll Crusader: Detroit

Report by uncredited writer, The Warren-Forest Sun, 1 March 1968

DETROIT IS turning into ROCK CITY before our eyes, and we love it! All over the country groups are being "discovered, " and cities like ...

Electric Flag: Mike Bloomfield — Leader Of The Band

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, April 1968

THE FAILURE of the Electric Flag's first single, 'Groovin' Is Easy', on Columbia is by no means the fault of the Electric Flag. Lack of ...

16 Hours of Rock in Dismal Surroundings

Report by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 20 May 1968

SIXTEEN HOURS of the same thing gets to be an enervating experience even if one is a super-rock fan and many of the nation's outstanding ...

Electric Flag; Freddie King; Buddy Guy: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1968

Lots of Room at Fillmore West ...

Electric Flag: A Long Time Comin' (CBS)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 August 1968

'Killing Floor'; 'Groovin' Is Easy'; 'Over-Lovin' You'; 'She Should Have Just'; 'Wine'; 'Texas'; 'Sittin' In Circles'; 'You Don't Realise'; 'Another Country'; 'Easy Rider'. ...

Has Frisco Gone Commercial?

Report by Michael Lydon, The New York Times, 24 November 1968

  SAN FRANCISCO — In the heady first days of the "San Francisco Sound," someone dubbed the city the "Liverpool of the USA." The title, though ...

The Newport Pop Festival: Two Days of Surprises, Flowers, Cream Pies... and Super Sounds!

Live Review by Carol Deck, Flip, December 1968

THE ONLY THING really wrong with the Newport Pop Festival held recently in Orange Country, Calif, was that it wasn't in Monterey. ...

Intimations of the Electric Flag

Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 16 April 1970

SAN FRANCISCO: The Electric Flag is back – sometimes. The rest of the time, they go by the name "Mike Bloomfield and Friends". ...

Buddy Miles: Big black hunk of funk

Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 3 June 1972


School of Rock: Monterey to Altamont

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, 2008

BETWEEN 1966 and 1970, there was a seismic change in British and American pop. Within a few short years "pop" became "rock", and teenagers who'd ...

see also Buddy Miles


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