Laurel Pop Festival

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Laurel Pop Festival
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GenreRock, pop, etc.
DatesJuly 11–12, 1969
Location(s)Laurel, MD
United States
Years active1969

The Laurel Pop Festival was a music festival held at the Laurel Race Course in Laurel, Maryland on July 11–12, 1969.

Background[edit]

The festival featured Buddy Guy, Al Kooper, Jethro Tull, Johnny Winter, Edwin Hawkins and Led Zeppelin (on July 11); and Jeff Beck, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, The Mothers of Invention, Savoy Brown and The Guess Who (on July 12).[1]

Despite its line-up of top flight acts, the festival remains unheralded and somewhat forgotten. It took place one month before Woodstock.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laurel Pop Festival". e-rockworld.com.
  2. ^ Tani, Maxwell (2015-01-12). "Did Led Zeppelin Play A Maryland Youth Center In 1969? Jeff Krulik Thinks So". Bandwidth. WAMU.