the greatest music festival from the greatest music city in the world
I grew up in the clubs of Southern California in the early 1960s...The Golden Bear where I saw Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Pony's, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Jose Feliciano, Judy Collins and Janis Joplin, the Holy Modal Rounders and even sang at a couple of open mic nights myself with my friend Steve Noonan....Steve and Sandi...., The Rendezvous Ballroom where we danced the Surfer Stomp to Dick Dale and the Deltones and booed the Beach Boys off the stage because we were real surfers and they were from Hawthorne.
I moved to New York in 1967, my 'old man' produced Spanky and Our Gang", I remember going to the village, had my ears pierced next to the Kettle of Fish after drinking several Slo Gin Fizzes there. Stood on the corner of Bleecker & McDougal and marveled about the Fred Neil song, I still do.
I went to the original recording session for Eric Anderson's Violets of Dawn.
I saw my old friend Jackson Browne open for Randy Newman at The Bitter End in 1974.
I saw Leon Russell open for Elton John at the Fillmore East 1973?