Original program for the New York Rock Festival held at the Singer Bowl in Flushing Meadows, New York, on August 2, 23, and 30, 1968, sixteen pages, 9 x 12, featuring images and detailed information pages for performers like The Doors, The Who, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Vagrants, The Rascals, and The Chambers Brothers. Included with the program is a rare original ticket stub for the concert, 2.25 x 1.5, issued for August 23, 1968, Section C2, Row C, Seat 9, with text reading: “The New York Rock Festival, The Jimi Hendrix Experience…Reserved Grandstand.” The stub is annotated on the reverse: "Jimi Hendrix, Big Bro. & the Holding Company, Chambers Bros." In overall very good condition, with creasing to the program's covers.
The three-day New York Rock Festival of 1968 holds the distinction of having one of the greatest musical line-ups in rock history—the kickoff show included the likes of The Doors and The Who, the second show was highlighted by Janis Joplin, Soft Machine, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and the final featured The Rascals and The Vagrants. Many a tale has been told of these concerts—like Pete Townshend’s inspiration for the song ‘Sally Simpson’ (Tommy) from the pandemonium he saw during The Doors set, when The Who opened for them on August 2nd.
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