ThisWeekInTexasHistory

 


August 2014 - Week 5

TITLE: LONE STAR WOODSTOCK

AUGUST 1969 AND TEXAS GETS GROOVY... MAN.

THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY KLUP, ALAMO CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN, AND THE SAVE TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

AUGUST 30, 1969. LEWISVILLE. SIMILAR TO WOODSTOCK, HELD TWO WEEKS EARLIER, THE TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL IS A TWO-DAY OUTDOOR COUNTERCULTURE EXTRAVAGANZA.

HELD NEAR THE NEW DALLAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, AN ESTIMATED 150,000 GROOVE TO B.B. KING, JANIS JOPLIN, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD AND A NEW BRITISH BAND CALLED LED ZEPPLIN.

THE FOOD TENT IS RUN BY HIPPIE ICON WAVY GRAVY AND HIS HOG FARM COMMUNE. HIPPIES SKINNY-DIP IN LAKE LEWISVILLE BUT POLICE DO NOTHING.

THE FIRST MAJOR ROCK FESTIVAL IN TEXAS ENDS WITH ONE DEATH – AND ONE BIRTH.

THE TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL BLEW OUR MINDS 45 YEARS AGO, THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY.

LEARN MORE AT SAVETEXASHISTORY.ORG OR CALL 800-998-4GLO.

James Head, "TEXAS INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL, 1969," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/xft01), accessed August 14, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on April 24, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

"Texas International Pop Festival,"