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POWDER RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL:
MIDDLEFIELD, CT
July 31-Aug 2, 1970

TICKETS: $20

CANCELED BY COURT INJUNCTION

ATTENDENCE: 30,000 - 40,000

Perhaps the most famous canceled rockfest!

 

MY VISIT TO POWDER RIDGE: AN ORIGINAL STORY

JULY 30: DAY 1:      JULY 31: DAY 2

POWDER RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL POSTERS

POWDER RIDGE PHOTOS BY ROBB STRYCHARZ

POWDER RIDGE PHOTOS BY ALAN A. BEDARD

POWDER RIDGE PHOTOS BY ANTHONY L. DeCARLO

POWDER RIDGE EXCERPT FROM
"AQUARIUS RISING: THE ROCK FESTIVAL YEARS"
BY ROBERT SANTELLI 1980

MELANIE AT POWDER RIDGE: INTERVIEW   and   PHOTOS

NEWS ARTICLES

Hartford Times: July 28, 1970
"COURT ORDER FINAL; EVENT HOPES DIM"

Hartford Times: July 28, 1970:
"IN SPIRIT, FETE IS HAPPENING FOR ROCK FANS ON GROUNDS"

New York Times: July 29, 1970:
"JUDGE STILL ADAMANT: NO ROCK FESTIVAL"

Middletown Press: July 29, 1970:
"BANNED FESTIVAL CROWD GROWS
Officials Say Stay Away"

New York Times: July 30, 1970:
"RESORT OWNER TELLS 15,000 FANS ROCK FESTIVAL WILL NOT BE HELD"

Middletown Press: July 31, 1970:
"POLICE WON'T MOVE AGAINST KIDS ON RIDGE"

Middletown Press: July 31, 1970:
"HAPPENINGS ON THE HILL"

New York Times: July 31, 1970:
"YOUTHS AT POWDER RIDGE MAINTAIN FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE"

New York Times: July 31, 1970:
"30,000 SWARM TO SKI AREA DESPITE BAN ON ROCK FETE"

New York Times: August 1, 1970:
"MUSIC IS HEARD AT ROCK FESTIVAL
Singer and Groups Perform Despite Connecticut Ban"

New York Times: August 2, 1970:
"ROCK MUSIC FANS LEAVE FESTIVAL SITE"

New York Times: August 3, 1970:
"DRUG PERIL EASES AT POWDER RIDGE
Thousands Leaving Site of Banned Rock Festival"

Middletown Press: August 3, 1970:
"MORE LEGAL ACTIONS LOOMS AS FEST ENDS
Injunction Violators Are Sought"

LIFE Magazine, August 14, 1970:
"A FESTIVAL OF LIFE DIES AT POWDER RIDGE
When the music stopped
"

LIFE Magazine: August 14, 1970:
"THE ROCK DOCTOR TELLS OF 985 FREAKOUTS"
An interview with Dr. William Abruzzi

Hartford Advocate, August 25, 2005
PLENTY OF SEX AND DRUGS, BUT NO ROCK 'n' ROLL
What happens when the courts block a concert and 15,000 members of the drug-taking free-love crowd show up to party?

 





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