New York Pop

Downing Stadium, Randall's Island, New York City
July 17-19, 1970
Event was "liberated" by The Young Lords. Promoters gave them two hours for political rap—they were booed off stage. Saturday, The Lords decided is was a free concert. That meant the bands wouldn't get paid either. Most walked. Ten Years After played, as did the New York Rock 'n' Roll Ensemble, called in from across the river in Jersey.
Sunday wasn't much better. It ended as a dreary event. A film was made and released in 1973. It too bombed.

Friday, July 17
local bands
John Sebastian
Grand Funk Railroad
Jethro Tull
Jimi Hendrix

Saturday, July 18
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (refused to play)
Richie Havens (refused to play)
Ravi Shankar (refused to play)
Tony Williams Lifetime (with Miles Davis & Eric Clapton) (refused to play)
Ten Years After
New York Rock 'n' Roll Ensemble

Sunday, July 19
Joe Cocker with Mad Dogs & Englishmen (refused to play)
Sly & The Family Stone (refused to play)
Elephant's Memory
Van Morrison
Voices Of East Harlem
Dr John, The Night Tripper


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