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Summer Jam at Watkins Glen

Jul 28, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

Watkins Glen, NY is known worldwide for its racing track. Watkins Glen International (once called Watkins Glen Grand Prix Circuit) has hosted nearly every class of car racing for more than 50 years, including NASCAR and IndyCar. On July 28, 1973, the Upstate NY speedway hosted the largest music festival to date: Summer Jam. An

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Monterey Pop: The Lesser Known Music Festival

Jun 17, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Two years and two months before Woodstock, the first widely promoted rock music festival in the US took place. The Monterey International Pop Music Festival ran June 16-18, 1967 in Monterey, California, reportedly attracting more than 55,000 people. Typically regarded as one of the beginnings of the “Summer of Love”, many historians credit the event

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