Seattle Pop Festival held in Woodinville on July
25, 1969. HistoryLink.org Essay 1259 :
On July 25, 1969, Boyd Grafmyre stages the
Seattle Pop Festival, held at Gold Creek Park
in Woodinville, northeast of Seattle. Over the
next three days, 25 musicians and groups
perform, including Chuck Berry, Black Snake,
Tim Buckley, The Byrds, Chicago Transit
Authority, Albert Collins, Crome Syrcus,
Bo Diddley, the Doors, Floating Bridge,
The Flock, The Flying Burrito Brothers,
Guess Who, It's A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin,
Charles Loyd, Lonnie Mack, Lee Michaels,
Rockin Fu, Murray Roman, Santana, Spirit, Ten
Years After, Ike & Tina Turner, Vanilla Fudge,
and the Youngbloods.
Tickets for the event went for $6 a day or $15
for all three. More than 50,000 rock fans
attended over the three days. Since crowds
were larger than expected, extra water and
food had to be hauled in on Sunday. Sanitary
facilities were inadequate, but every attempt
was made to meet county requirements.
Nearby neighbors complained of traffic and the
hippie atmosphere, but Chick Dawsey, owner
of Gold Creek, noted that spectators were
orderly with very few exceptions.
"I disagree with their movement 100 per cent,"
said Dawsey, "but some of us adults better get
the hell closer to them. They respond very
much to kindness, we older people better
learn this -- If they need a drink of water we, the
establishment, should go out and offer it."
Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of
the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of
Washington Press, 1995), 268, 334; "Pop
Festival Set for Gold Creek," East Side Journal,
July 2, 1969, p. 10; "50,000 Drawn to Gold
Creek Rock Festival," East Side Journal, July
30, 1969, p. 10.
By Alan J. Stein, June 06, 1999
Legendary music promoter Boyd Grafmyre, the
“Mahatma of Rock” and Executive Producer of
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