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|THE HOLLYWOOD FESTIVAL.
May 23rd and 24th 1970.
|At one stage it looked like Tony Joe White wasnít going to show up, that distressed many of the groupies who were hanging around the stage , still, much to their relief he finally made it .He went on stage around midnight , playing guitar and harmonica and backed by drummer Paul Kelly who used to be with Liverpool scene. He was cool and competent and naturally . very , very relaxed but the lateness of the hour and that apres Airforce feeling detracted from his set. Some people drifted off to get some sleep but those who remained thoroughly enjoyed numbers like the old animals song Boom Boom and his own composition Groupie Girl. It was a pity he didnít go on earlier.|
No entry in the programme for Tony Joe, he was probably a late substitute artist for one of the acts which did not show.
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Many thanks go to Garry Marsh for his fantastic archival material which has enabled us to construct most of the site. Also to Martin Williams for his oral history and colour photo of the stage and site ,Simon Phillips for all the Grateful Dead archival material and Bob Colover for the film footage .
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