Bass Player Mark Andes of the band Spirit about The 1969 Palm Beach Pop Festival
This Story Is From Issue #87 of Jimpress magazine
Jimi in Miami
Ken Davidoff gets told off!
It’s 18 May 1968 and Ken Davidoff is a young man learning a trade in his father’s photography business when Jimi Hendrix comes to town. What’s a young man to do? We’ll let Ken tell you in his own words. I got my first camera when I was eight years old and I started taking pictures for my father’s studio when I was about sixteen years old. So, he threw me to the wolves quite early. I was only taught one way to take pictures, my dad gave me this 3.5 Rolli which is a much bigger camera than you see today, the negative is two and a quarter square (about 5.7cm square) as opposed to the double postage size you would see of a 35mm negative. My dad showed me how to use this camera. Mostly it was with a flash, even in the daytime we would use a flash as a fill, to take pictures of people because it was mostly people pictures we were taking in Palm Beach. I wanted to branch out a little bit and I graduated High School in 1966 so you can imagine I was only two years into my photography career when Jimi Hendrix played a concert in Miami that I absolutely had to go to. I went down with some of my friends and I had my 35.5 Rolli, this was way before I learned anything about photography of concerts at night with available light. When you are taking pictures with a 35.5 Rolli you’re limited to the number of pictures you can take by the number of frames on a roll, which is twelve. You can only carry around so many rolls and I was only eighteen years old at the time, maybe even a little younger. I had some black and white film and some colour film but it wasn’t a lot. Had to be very selective with my photography, maybe that made my pictures a little bit better because I had to wait for the moment. In the daytime I did quite a bit of photography but I knew I had to save something for the night. When Jimi came on at night I was only about ten feet from the stage and I was really lucky because back then the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department issued a media pass and that media pass was like gold, it got me anywhere and everywhere. I was backstage at the concert, not more than ten feet away. Jimi came on stage and the first picture I did was a full length shot and you have to understand, this is not just a dinky flash like you would see on a 35mm camera that’s built in or something like that; the head on this Honeywell flash was probably about four or five inches in diameter and it’s powered by a 510 volt battery that you have to wear on a strap and carry on your shoulder. It weighs a ton. The first picture, BAM!, the flash goes off and I don’t think anything of it, it’s the only way I knew \how to take pictures of concerts at night, I was pretty new at this. In the second picture I moved in for a close up and you can see the flat bed that they were using for a stage and that sort of got in my way because on a twin lens reflex you have to look down into the camera, it was a close-up picture of Jimi and I was only about five or six feet away. BAM! That flash goes off and as soon as that second flash went off I got this evil eye from the guy behind the microphone and he walked up to the microphone again and he looked right at me, I was very close, and he looks at me and he says, in a very slurred voice, “There’ll be no more flash photography” and that sort of shut things down. I was still able to stay there and enjoy the concert but that was the end of my night. I didn’t know what else to do about it so I just stopped taking pictures, if I’d have known…a few years later I figured it out. So, that was the night that Jimi Hendrix gave me what for, shut me down, told me to shut up and sit down, put my camera away. Nothing else I could do about it.
Nevertheless Ken shot some of the most amazing shots of Jimi that day in Hallandale, not the least of which is this issue’s cover shot
which shows Linda Eastman (later to become McCartney, of course) welcoming Jimi and Mitch as they arrive at the festival scene by helicopter. Article By Jimpress Magazine
Musicians Who Were There!
Here is What Eric Albronda ( Blue Cheer Original Drummer and Producer) has to share with Jack Connell about what happened around and during The 1968 Miami. Pop Festival May 18th 1968:
1. What concerts did you do before Miami Pop 1?
Eric Albronda :
MIAMI WAS ABOUT 3/4 THE WAY THROUGH BLUE CHEERS FIRST NATIONAL TOUR WHICH LASTED A GRUELING NINE MONTHS ---
PREVIOUS TO THIS GIG WE HAD PLAYED THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM AND AVALON BALLROOMS IN SAN FRANCISCO , GIGS IN PORTLAND AND SEATTLE AND LOS ANGELES , DENVER , CHICAGO AND NEW YORK TWICE AD PITTSBURGH AND DETROIT AND BOSTON AND ORLANDO AND MANY MIDWEST GIGS IN AND AROUND CHICAGO AS OUR RECORD COMPANY WAS IN CHICAGO, MERCURY RECORDS RELEASED ON THE PHILLIPS LABEL,
2. How long had Summertime Blues Been Out ?
SUMMERTIME BLUES HAD BEEN OUT SINCE FEBRUARY 1968, IT WAS RELEASED IN THE WINTER , WOLFMAN JACK BROKE THE RECORD AS WELL AS TONY PIG ON SAN FRANCISCO'S RADIO STATION KYA IN SAN FRANCISCO, TONY PLAYED DOCTOR PLEASE , ONE OF THE HEAVIEST DOPE SONGS I KNOW OF FOR THE COMPLETE 12 PLUS MINUTES AT 5:00 PM IN THE AFTERNOON, THIS WAS A STRAIGHT TOP 40 STATION AND HE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY FIRED FOR DOING THIS BUT HE DID NOT CARE AS HE WANTED TO GO TO WORK AT KMPX , A NEW FM FORMAT RADIO STATION IN SAN-FRANCISCO WHICH LATER BECME THE PROTOTYPE OF FM MUSIC STATIONS AT THE TIME.
3. Was that the beginning of the general public getting to know you?
Eric Albronda :
AT THE TIME OF BLUE CHEERS RELEASE OF SUMMERTIME BLUES THEY HAD ABOUT 50,000 ADVANCE ORDERS BECAUSE THEY HAD PLAYED LIVE EXTENSIVELY IN SAN FRANCISCO, AND LOS ANGELES AND MOST OF THE WEST COAST , INCLUDING THE OPENING OF THE DENVER DOG WITH JANIS JOPLIN AS AN ASIDE JANIS LIVED WITH US IN NEVOTO CALIFORNIA FOR A SPELL AS SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH PAUL WHALEY THE DRUMMER OF BLUE CHEER----
4. Do you get to do any other gigs with Jimi Hendrix ? Describe the experience of being on the same bill as JEH.
Eric Albronda :
WE HAD SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS WITH JIMI AND BAND ----FIRST WOULD HAVE BEEN THE GIG AT THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM IN LOS ANGELES ON THE BILL WAS ALSO THE ELECTRIC FLAG WITH MICHAEL BROOMFIELD ---OF PARTICULAR NOTE WAS THAT JIMI AND NOEL AND MITCH CAME OUT OF THEIR DRESSING ROOM AND SAT JUST OFF STAGE AND LISTENED TO THE ENTIRE BLUE CHEER SET AND WERE VISIBLY MOVED AT THE PERFORMANCE ---I WAS STANDING NOT TWO FEET BEHIND THEM THE ENTIRE TIME ---THE SECOND TIME WOULD HAVE BEEN WHILE RECORDING AT THE RECORD PLANT IN NEW YORK WITH EDDY CRAMER AS ENGINEER BOTH BANDS WERE RECORDING ALBUMS AT THE TIME AND EDDY WOULD PLAY US THE HENDRIX TAPES JUST AS THEY WERE DONE SO WE HERD THE ENTIRE AXIS , BOLD AS LOVE ALBUM BEFORE IT WAS MIXED AND RELEASED ----
ALSO WE WERE STAYING AT THE SAME HOTEL WHICH WAS THE LINCOLN SQUARE MOTER INN IN NEW YORK CITY WE CROSSED PATHS SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LOBBY OF THE HOTEL HENDRIX WAS NOT ONE TO SOCIALIZE MUCH, HOWEVER NOEL REDDING BECAME FRIENDS ---THEN NATURALLY AT THE MIAMI POP FESTIVAL WE HUNG OUT WITH ALL OF THE MUSICIANS FROM THE SHOW AND LINDA EASTMAN---ALSO IN LOVE WITH PAUL WHALEY AT THE TIME AND WENT ON THE ROAD WITH US IN THE MIDWEST IN OUR BUS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS BEFORE WE SENT HER TO LOS ANGELES INTO THE GRASP OF PAUL MCCARTNEY WHO HAD BEEN PURSUING HER AT THE TIME.
5. Was Blue Cheer slated to Play the 2nd day which got rained out?
Eric Albronda :
YES WE WERE SCHEDULED AND BY THE WAY THE PROMOTER REFUSED TO PAY ANY OF THE BANDS IN A MOST RUDE MANNER , NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN BUT THE SPECIFICS WILL BE LEFT OUT FOR FEAR OF LEGAL ACTION
6. Did the band get the chance to do the jam at the Castaways Bar with Zappa, and Jimi?
Eric Albronda :
WE WERE ALL THERE WHEN THAT WAS GOING ON BECAUSE THE PROMOTER HAD AN ENTIRE WING OF THE CASTAWAYS BLOCKED OFF FROM THE PUBLIC , PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE POLICE --A BIG ROOM WHERE WE ALL HUNG OUT AND SOCIALIZED AND JAMMED - I DO NOT RECALL BLUE CHEER ACTUALLY PLAYING IN A JAM BUT THAT IS NOT SURPRISING AS MOST MUSICIANS WERE INTIMIDATED BY THEM AND NOT LIKELY TO ASK THEM TO PLAY----
7. What was your Impression of The South Florida area, did they give you guys any problems being LONG HAIRED FREAKS!
AS I SAID WE WERE COMPLETELY ISOLATED FROM THE PUBLIC AND FELT SAFE ---THEY DID NOT WANT ANY INCIDENTS AS YOU DESCRIBED TAKING PLACE --I DID MAKE A CAB EXCURSION OUT TO THE MIDDLE OF NO PLACE TO PROCURE SOME SMOKE WHICH WAS SOME OF THE BEST I EVER HAD-- COLUMBIAN GOLD , AND PANAMA RED ----NOEL REDDING CAME INTO MY HOTEL ROOM AND ASKE IF HE COULD ROLL ONE AND I NATURALLY SAID YES ---HE PROCEEDED TO ROLL THE ENTIRE LID IN ONE JOYNT AS ONLY THE ENGLISH COULD DO WITH ABOUT 10 PAPERS AND COMPLETE WITH A FILTER AT THE END ---JUST TOO FUNNY AND OH SO GOOD .
8. I would like to get a idea of exactly what your role was with the band at the time of the festival.
MY JOB WAS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING EXCEPT ACTUALLY PLAYING THE MUSIC --I WOULD JAM WITH THEM A LOT ON DRUMS AS THAT WAS MY INSTRUMENT AND THEY SEEMED TO WELCOME THE CHANGE IN STYLE WHICH I OFFERED ---
9. I would like to know what Eric Albronda has been doing lately, and briefly for the last 40 years. Are you still involved in the Blue Cheer ?
YES I AM STILL INVOLVED WITH BLUE CHEER AS TRY AS I MIGHT SOMETIMES IT IS NOW PART OF MY SOUL AND I WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF THE BAND --- THEY NOW MOSTLY PLAY IN EUROPE AND AT FESTIVALS BUT I AM IN PHONE CONTACT WITH DICKIE A LOT OF THE TIME ----THEY HAVE ASKED ME TO HELP THEM PRODUCE SOME OF THEIR MUSIC HOWEVER THEY CANNOT PAY ME WHAT I WOULD REQUIRE AND I ALSO HAVE A LIFE ----I WILL GO INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO ON OCCASION ABOUT EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS TO DO ONE PROJECT OR ANOTHER AS CAN BE SEEN AT THE FOLLOWING :
MY GOOD FRIEND GEORGE MICHALSKI WAS THE MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR THE NASH BRIDGES TV SHOWS AS HE IS TIGHT FRIENDS WITH THE ACTOR DON JOHNSON SO WE WOULD GO INTO THE STUDIO AND RECORD BITS AND PIECES FOR THE SHOW --THAT WAS GREAT FUN----I ALSO HAVE A BUSINESS OF RETAIL CLOTHING WHICH I IMPORT FROM INDONESIA, NEPAL, ECUADOR AND NEW ZEALAND --MOSTLY I DO CRAFT FAIRS IN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON----WEB SITE FOR BUSINESS: http://www.vickibrennerent.com/
FOLLOWING IS A STATEMENT OF THE TIME OF THE MIAMI POP FESTIVAL-
AS A CO FOUNDER OF THE BAND BLUE CHEER I ALWAYS FELT THAT THERE WAS A TRUE MUSIC RENAISSANCE AT THE TIME AND MANY OF THE ESTABLISHED BOUNDARIES IN MUSIC WERE BROKEN AND NEW AND EXCITING MUSIC CAME OUT OF THAT ERA.BLUE CHEER HAS BEEN DUBBED AS THE ORIGINATORS OF HEAVY METAL MUSIC AND I BELIEVE THIS IS TRUE.NEEDLESS TO SAY THE MIAMI POP FESTIVAL WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST EVENTS EVER AND I FEEL SO LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN PART OF THAT EVENT . RUBBING ELBOWS WITH HENDRIX, ZAPPA , JOHN LEE HOOKER , LINDA EASTMAN ( NOT ELBOWS IN HER CASE), AND THE REST WAS MOST ASSUREDLY THE MOST EXCITING TIME OF MY MUSIC LIFE.
Jack Connell Ask Ron Schneider
(Tour Manager of The 69' Rolling Stones Tour)
About The 1969 Palm Beach Pop Festival
1. Jack: What do you remember about the festival . The event itself.
Ron : Freezing cold, windy, rainy and wet-the boys were debating on playing but since some fans had battled the elements they felt that they owed them…
2. Jack: Where did Palm Beach fit into the 69’ tour in relationship its importance.
Ron : It was a last minute event on the schedule that was on again off again subject to the guarantee being paid—which at the last second it was. (we were surprised)
3. Jack: What did you know about the Military presence and Governor’s involvement.
Ron : NO
Ron Schneider is among a select handful of individuals who can honestly claim to have taken an active part in the explosive beginnings of 1960's rock'n'roll.
Upon leaving the University of Miami, where he majored in business, Ron Schneider moved to New York City and took a job with ABKCO Records. There he was responsible for handling the direct accounting for the likes of Sam Cooke, Neil Sedaka and Bobby Vinton. Then, Allen Klein instructed him that he would be touring with a group of boys called The Rolling Stones. Schneider would be responsible for them and their money. This led to the task of managing their finances for the '65 world tour. After accepting this challenge, Ron embarked on the road with the coolest addition to the British invasion of that year. This established a working relationship that resulted in Schneider's performing similar duties on the '66 tour. And finally, achieving sole responsibility for the Stones 1969 World Tour.
It was his camaraderie with the rock "bad boys" that led to Schneider's hiring of the noted Maysles brothers to record on film the Stones Madison Square Garden concert in "69. Schneider also invited the Maysles to film the very rare, free, outdoor concert, Altamont. This film footage became Gimme Shelter.
Jack Connell Ask Rev. Arthur Blessitt
About The 1969 Palm Beach Pop Festival
An Interview by Email with Rev. Arthur Blessitt 6/10/09
I would like to first say Hi Arthur!!
Greetings, peace and blessings,
It is awesome to be alive these forty years later. The same month as the Festival I left on Christmas Day 1969 to carry a 12 foot cross across America from Hollywood and then to all the world… every nation and major island group on earth. I am thrilled to be a small part of remembering this historic event. Like then I can still say ‘Turn on to Jesus’! ha
1. How did Arthur Blessitt end up at The Palm Beach Pop Festival in 1969? Who brought you here? And Why?
I was running a Jesus nightclub on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California. I had gone the to the early ‘Love In’s’ in Griffith Park in Hollywood-LA in 1967 and spoke on stage between band breaks about Jesus. This led to me staying in Hollywood and speaking on stage many times at Gazarries Rock and Roll nightclub. I then opened ‘His Place’ on the Strip and would speak at midnight doing what I called ‘Soul Sessions’. I went and spoke at hippie gathering from Hawaii to New Mexico. I was interested in going where the young people were gathering and sharing love and helping them connect with the real Jesus. I had known Dr. Jess Moody at First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach and had spoke at the college there. I do not remember if he contacted me first or I contacted him when I heard about the Rock Festival. But we talked. I remember the promoter of the festival was having problems with the police and officials. I wanted to preach on stage there and Dr. Moody said he and his church and other churches would work with me to set up a Jesus Tent to help with overdosed kids or people sick or in need of food and drink free.
We said we would support the Festival if they would give me a spot on stage and let me have a Sunday morning meeting where we could sing and I could speak and share Jesus.
Mr. Rupp wanted support and was trying to get the police off his back and the battle of permits. I flew from LA for a meeting with him and pastor and I publicly pleaded for the authorities to allow the gathering saying that I would be speaking and we would have a Jesus tent. I asked for the festival be allowed. The group of local ministers supported this.
2. What were you thinking once you found yourself there at the festival? Were you aware of the trouble we had with the Governor and National Guard ?
Once I arrive with my music group and met with local church people that came to help us I was totally out of touch with what was happening. I was on site 24 hours a day and slept there in a U Haul truck we had at the Jesus Tent. I was only in touch with the onstage people that allowed me backstage access where I talked and prayed with many of the groups. I heard many rumors but that was all.
3. Tell us about the service for 20,000 attendees that performed, and how did you set that up?
We had my band play called the ‘Eternal Rush’. All were on my staff at His Place on the Strip. It was one of the very first Jesus Rock Bands. Glen Swartz of Pacific Gas and Electric was there and played with the band and gave a brief testimony that Jesus had come into his life and changed him. Then I spoke. It was awesome. Some fellow came on stage and stared playing some weird horn to disturb me but to no avail. Ha
News report say about 20,000 people were there. I shared things like”
“If you want to get high… pray… and you’ll go all the way to heaven!
“If you want to get loaded… then load up on a little Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”
“Jesus is the ultimate eternal rush”.
“Real peace is Jesus”
“God is love, Jesus shows it”
“Jesus is your friend not your enemy”
“The cross shows that God loves us and give us hope in a troubled world.”
The young people were eager and wonderful both when I spoke and all during the festival.
They were dreamers of peace and love… so am I and still am.
4. What was your previous background before coming to Palm Beach Pop Festival? Had you been in the Deep South of Fla. Before 1969?
I have only gone there shortly before the festival as stated above.
5. Who is Arthur Blessitt today and what have you been up to since then?
I felt the call of Jesus to take the cross off the wall of His Place and carry it across America. I had made short walks along Sunset Blvd with is since 1968. I left Christmas Day Dec. 25, 1969 and carried the 12 foot cross across America via New York to Washington DC. Then the next year I went overseas to England and then to the world.
I have now carried the cross in every nation and in every major island group in the world! This is 38.102 miles in 315 nations, major island groups and territories. This was about 76 million steps carrying a total weight of about 16 billion pounds. I’ve walked through jungles, deserts, 52 wars, been arrested or taken in by police or army 24 times around the world.
I have met with and prayed with many world leaders from Pope John Paul 2 to Yasser Arafat.
I have been welcomed with the cross as I share that the worse of man met the best of God at the cross and there is good news and ‘hope’ in a troubled world.!
6. What would you like to say to the people who you inspired back at the festival in 1969?
“Peace! I seem to be one of the last remaining hippies! Ha, I’m still traveling the world, living on the road and staying in the homes with the people and still working for peace and blessings. I’m still a dreamer. Don’t lose hope. I’m still turned on to Jesus and welcome you to stay radical in seeking to live out the life and love of Jesus one with another.
If there is anything you want to say that I did not ask you about please
feel free. Thank you again. Both of you !
Check out my website at www.blessitt.com and also www.thecrossmovie.com
There has been a movie made of the walk around the world and starting out from Sunset Blvd. to the world. There is also a book of the walk.
Both the movie and the book came out in 2009 and are called “The Cross” You will love the book and movie.
I am happy this project is happening. The late 60’s and early 70’s in America was a wild and wonderful time that brought out the worse and the best in people.
I have just loved God and people and given my life to lifting people up to the love of God.
God bless you all. Peace!
A pilgrim follower of Jesus,
P.S. My wife Denise has been with me in 291 nations and island groups. She is awesome.
Jack Connell Interview's Leigh Stephens about The 1968 Miami Pop Festival:
1. What concerts did you do before Miami Pop 1? Leigh: Blue Cheer was touring the U.S. at the time. We were concentrating on the east coast at that moment. We were playing 300 days out of the year.
2. How long had Summertime Blues Been Out ? Leigh: Was that the beginning of the general public getting to know you? The song had been out for about 3 or 4 months. People just seemed to know who we were.
I'm trying to establish a small Bio of Blue Cheer. Is there any Link I can have access to get this Bio Info from? Leigh: Blue Cheer has a site I believe but you will have to google it. I don't know it off hand.
3. Do you get to do any other gigs with Jimi Hendrix ? Describe the experience of being on the same bill as JEH. Leigh: We had played with Hendrix before in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium. While we were playing Hendrix was filming us with his super 8 camera. Very intimidating.
4. Was Blue Cheer slated to Play the 2nd day which got rained out? Leigh: I don't think so or at least I don't remember.
5. Did the band get the chance to do the jam at the Castaways Bar with Zappa, and Jimi?I was too young to go into the bar so stayed in my room with a friend.
6. What was your Impression of The South Florida area, did they give you guys any problems being LONG HAIRED FREAKS! I had my fair share of abuse in South Fla. Back then? Leigh: We didn't have any problems in Florida. We did have problems in Ohio. We were refused service in restaurants.
7. I would like to get a idea of exactly what your role was with the band at the time of the festival. Leigh: I was just the guitar guy and contributed to the song writing.
8. Did you get to play at Woodstock? Talk about any of the 69' Festival tour (Buffalo tour)? Leigh: I was gone from the band before Woodstock and living in London. I don't remember a Festival Tour.
9. Blue Cheer was the most popular Rock band at Miami Pop Festival at that time, you were better known than any other band except Chuck Berry. When you think back what went through your mind when you saw Jimi Hendrix fly in on a chopper. Leigh: I don't remember seeing him arrive. I knew he was there because Linda Eastman (who had been on our tour bus for several weeks), showed up and I remember that she was bleaching the ends of his hair blond before the gig at the hotel.
10. What was The crazy world of Arthur Brown like? Leigh: They were great and bizarre. I really liked them
11. Were there any acts there that you were excited to see? Leigh: Well yeah, the Mothers, Hendrix, Arthur Brown
12. You are quite a guitarist, I have heard you could be a studio guitarist. Whos music did you like the most from the festival? Leigh: Zappa, Hendrix, Hooker, Berry. I like them all
13. How did your power sound come to be, you were doing that before any one else. Was the that natural from the Band's Chemistry, or a style brought in from the ear of one of you? Leigh: I remember one day talking to one of the managers and going down and ordering 6 stacks of Marshalls. I don't know why I thought we needed it but the wind from the speakers would blow your hair.
14. Did Blue Cheer ever have a Mission Statment or Major Plan in the beginning ? Leigh: How did it turn out? No plan, no mission
15. What would you like to say to those that went to Miami Pop Leigh: That read this. I hope that somehow that day influenced you all somehow possitively
16. Any thing you would like to talk about that I haven't touched on? Leigh: Yeah it was so freakin hot that Jimmy Carl Black from the Mothers and a few others rode the limos back and forth until we had to play because the air conditioning at the Castaways did not work. Also I tried to talk to Hendrix's roadies because my fuzz face melted in the heat and did not work. He of course did not have to worry because he played later and it was cooler.
17. I would like to know what Leigh Stephens has been doing lately, and briefly for the last 40 years. Are you still involved in the Blue Cheer? I know you have been busy this give you a chance to plug any project you are working on or might want to bring light to .
Leigh: I am just finishing up a collaborative cd with Tracey Adamis as producer and arranger. Tracey is a gifted songwriter / singer / keyboardist. It is 10 original songs with great musicians. I provide all the guitar as well as engineering the project. Should be out hopefully before the end of the year. Check out my MySpace sight and or leighstephens.net for news about it's release.
18. Are you planning any tours in th US in the future? Leigh: Hopefully Tracey will be a big star and we tour the world. Other than that I should be at the West Fest in Golden Gate Park October 25th for the 40th anniversary tribute to Woodstock. I think I am playing with Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band) and Mario Cippolina ( Huey Lewis) and again with Melissa Olsen and Tracey Adamis..
Quote From Interview with Dickie Peterson 2009 "There is a thing that has happened in music over the years that says, if you like rap music, and I like heavy metal music, we can't be friends, and to me, this is the exact opposite of what music is supposed to do".
(R) during interview with Jack Connell for The Miami Pop Festival Documentary-Zed was the artist of The Miami Poster (L) and Liquid Light Show Producer at The 1968 Miami Pop Festival.