Outdoor Rock Concert - Heyworth, Illinois
Memorial Day Weekend 1970
* Opening remarks by State Representative Robert E. Mann
* Amboy Dukes - “Kickapoo Jam” (aka “Ted’s Fittest Licks”)
* B.B. King - “The Thrill Is Gone”
* The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - “Born Under A Bad Sign”
* Canned Heat - “Reefer Blues”
* Canned Heat - “Future Blues”
There is a limit even to the best of things... even to the 300 acres of wood and meadowland along the Kickapoo, where all blithe spirits will gather in the green glow of spring's full bloom. Things will run smooth if we both know... you, no way to miss this heady scene; us, with proper viands for body and soul. The electronic miracles and the human sounds of the soul meet to get acquainted Friday 29. Their love affair begins full song on Memorial Day. The road leads to Kickapoo Creek. See you there.
Lipe (aka Prince Knight), a disc jockey on St. Louis' KSHE, had a makeshift recording studio set up in the back of a pickup truck that he backed up to the soundboard. Legend has it that he recorded 30-40 reels of tape over the course of the weekend. As the story goes, most of the tapes were stolen. However, a handful of the recordings were pressed onto vinyl by Lipe as bootlegs (most of which we heard on tonight's show). The two records that contain material from Kickapoo were titled "Woodstock Nation - Vol. One" and "Canned Heat - The Real Future Blues."
THE RECORD ALBUM THAT YOU ARE NOW HOLDING IN YOUR HAND MAY (AND WE HOPE) BE A PLEASANT FLASH-BACK. IF IT ISN'T CALL YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE BOY SCOUTS OR ACID RESCUE. THE FLASH-BACK THAT I'M REFERING TO IS THAT "HIGH---AND-WONDERFUL" WEEKEND YOU SPENT BEING A PART OF ONE OF MANY "ROCK FESTIVALS" THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN AMERIKA. RETURN WITH US NOW TO THOSE THRILLING DAYS OF YESTER YEAR. ENJOY... ALL THE MUSIC FOR ALL THE PEOPLE...