"BACH TO ROCK" FESTIVAL
MOUNTAINDALE ~ SOUTH FALLSBURG, NEW YORK
The "Bach to Rock" festival was to be a series of one-day concerts to last though the summer of 1970. It was canceled by court injunction.
That didn't stop some 10,000 -15,000 people from showing up and invading Mountaindale. The owners of the Summit Hotel in nearby S. Fallsburg invited everyone over for a Peoples Party.
ONE CAN NOT LIVE ON PEANUT BUTTER AND WINE ALONE:
AN ORIGINAL STORY OF MY TRIP TO MOUNTAINDALE
Sunday July 5, 1970: Brainstorming
Monday July 6, 1970: Oh The Humanity!
Tuesday July 7, 1970: What we Should Have Known
Friday July 10, 1970: The Road To Mountaindale!
Saturday July 11, 1970: Peoples Party
Sunday July 12, 1970: The Long Road Home
New York Times: June 26, 1970
"MUSIC FESTIVAL TO OPEN UPSTATE
Mountaindale "Bach to Rock" To Run Though Summer"
Associated Press: July 10, 1970
"MOUNTAINDALE FETE IS IS BLOCKED BY COURT"
The News: July 11, 1970:
"COURT ORDER DELAYS MOUNTAINDALE ROCK FESTIVAL
Show's Opening Is Called Off
Promoters to Challenge Ruling Friday"
New York Times: July 12, 1970:
"ROCK BANDS BARRED, SO KIDS CREATE THEIR OWN WEED SECTION"
Associated Press: July 16, 1970:
"COURT CONTINUES AN ORDER BARRING CATSKILL FESTIVAL"
Rockfest '70 © Robb Strycharz, 1998-2006
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