Phil Brodie Band "Muso" Information Page

DENVER
POP FESTIVAL
1969

Mile High Stadium,
Denver
June 27th ~ June 29th

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Friday ~ June 27th

Big Mama Thornton
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The Flock
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Three Dog Night
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Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
1. Hungry Freaks Daddy
2. Downtown Talent Scout
(long version, "The Heat's Out Every Night")
3. The String Quartet
4. Some Ballet Music
5. Zappa conducts the audience

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Iron Butterfly

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Saturday ~ June 28th

Aeorta
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Zephyr with Tommy Bolin
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Poco
1. A Child's Claim to Fame
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Johnny Winter
1. Rollin' & Tumblin'
2. Help Me
3. Leland Mississippi
4. Going Down Slow
5. Mean Town Blues
6. I'm Not Sure
7. It's My Own Fault
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Tim Buckley
1. Dolphins
2. Gypsy Woman
3. Buzzin' Fly
4. The Train

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Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Sunday ~ June 29th

Aum
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Rev. Cleophus Robinson
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Sweetwater
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Joe Cocker
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Three Dog Night
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience
1. Tax Free
2. Hear My Train A Comin'
3. Fire
4. Spanish Castle Magic
5. Red House
6. Foxy Lady
7. Star Spangled Banner
8. Purple Haze
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! ! AWESOME ! !
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SOME FACTS

I was at the Friday concert. I was also stationed at Lowry AFB in training and a
friend and I caught rides there and back. It was a really cool concert for my
first live concert (is there a dead concert, excluding The Grateful Dead? -
sorry bad pun). I didn't understand Frank Zappa's set but it was ok. Three Dog
Night was great but the best to me was Iron Butterfly's set with the really long
In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida, but then being stoned, it just seemed long. I became a
lifelong fan and still have among my 700 albums theirs from then .. Scott Knowles.
Thanks Scott for sharing your awesome Denver experiance! You have a vast collection of CDs .. Bev
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Also at this festival the cops (about 50) showed up in riot gear, helmets, face shields, night sticks, and tear gas and had a scuffle with some gate crashers. The cops set off some tear gas under the right side bleacher where the gate crashers were located. Of course the gentle breeze that was blowing carried the tear gas along below the terrace level to the people watching the concert. The gas had dissipated somewhat and there was really no place to go. Everyone stayed calm until the tear gas drifted away. The cops sat down in the bleachers where the gate crashers were ejected from and watched the rest of the concert. I know I was there. Stay Safe .. Bruce - Colorado.
Hey great
info Bruce, thanks!! .. I have never been to a fest with full kitted riot police in action !! .. Glad it didn't ruin the gig .. something exciting to look back on and to tell the grand kids!
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I was in the air force, stationed at Lowry afb in summer of 1969. Me and two buddies rode the bus to mile high stadium the last day to see Hendrix….we were there when the place got tear-gassed…had to run up to the top of the bleacher seats and just wait….no where to go to get out of it. we also got to see Hendrix arrive via helicopter way out on away from the crowd and watched him make his entrance…you could tell which one he was by his flowing bandana….it was a GREAT time….. Thanks for your site . Steven J.Williams
Wow!!! So much excitement!! and you got to see the great Jimi Hendrix
Thanks Steve for sharing your Denver experiance! .. Bev
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Three Dog Night played on Friday night before Frank Zappa.
Three Dog Night were so popular that, after playing a gig Saturday night in Salt Lake City, they brought them back on Sunday night as the lead the in-band for Jimi Hendrix. It doesn't show up on the playlists because they weren't
originally scheduled on Sunday.
I know about this because I was there. It was awesome.
Thanks, Barry Wilson
Thankyou Barry for that very interesting information
and they are now up on this list .. Bev

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience disbanded following their appearance
at the Denver Pop Festival.

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Denver Pop Festival was held a couple of months before Woodstock.
Ticket prices were $6 per day, or $15 for all three days
and the attendance was estimated at 50,000.

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