Trivia: Sept/Oct 2011

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As everyone knows, the most famous music festival ever was the “Woodstock Music and Art Fair,” better known simply as “Woodstock,” in 1969. The following year, another huge festival was scheduled in nearby Connecticut, and was to include some of the same performers. Unfortunately, it never happened.

QUESTION:
 
a) What was the name of the “festival that never happened” in the
     summer of 1970?
b) What were the scheduled dates?
c) What was the number one album on the Billboardcharts at the time?

 
ANSWER:

From July 31 through August 2, 1970, the Powder Ridge Festival was scheduled to take place at the Powder Ridge ski area in Middlefield, Connecticut. Performers from Woodstock, like Richie Havens, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin and others were scheduled to appear. Newer performers like James Taylor and Delaney and Bonnie were also scheduled to appear alongside legends Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Due to an injunction, this eclectic group of performers never got to play on the same stage. Coincidentally, the top-selling album during July and early August was Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More.

 

Powder Ridge Festival Ticket

 
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