North Texas had its own version of Woodstock mere weeks after that more famous Festival just down I-35 in Lewisville. The Emily Fowler Public Library has a new exhibit for the month of March featuring realia, posters and pictures provided by Mr. Richard Hayner who attended the concerts at age 16. His website is: www.TexasPopFestival.com .
The news of Woodstock traveled fast for the youth in counter-culture America, and some of the acts featured in upstate New York also made it to Lewisville, namely: Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Ten Years After and Janis Joplin. An up and coming little combo by the name of Led Zeppelin making a name for itself on its second American tour also stopped by.
Items in the DPL collection relating to Woodstock can be found in our catalog here: http://library.cityofdenton.com/search~S4?/dwoodstock/dwoodstock/1%2C9%2C11%2CB/exact&FF=dwoodstock+festival+1969+bethel+n+y&1%2C3%2C/indexsort=-
We also have a plethora of music CDs from artists that performed at the Texas Pop Festival available for checkout!
Posted by Chuck Voellinger, 3.9.10