👁👁#Breaking#News A person whom I truly valued for their depth and direct message 🔥🔥🔥🔥Dick Gregory, former Presidential Candidate against Nixon (they seem to omit), leaker of self-evident truths, glitch in the matrix, fearless speaker, civil rights activist and comedian, transitioned at 84 - CNN
https://apple.news/AUI62U-vJRlyFjvWAPqJLcg I met him once! He is a powerful force and the LAST of those who would tell the truth! #Truth#dickgregory#raw#love#presidential#election#1969#historic#race#mixup#scandal @therealdickgregory 💜 sleep in peace!
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On #ThisDayinHistory 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens. A roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more played for three days to hundreds of thousands. Initially promoters envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. However, after both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to hold the event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last minute, giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel, some 50 miles from Woodstock. Early estimates of attendance increased from 50,000 to around 200,000, but by the time the gates opened on Friday more than 400,000 people were clamoring to get in. Those without tickets simply walked through gaps in the fences, and the organizers were eventually forced to make the event free of charge. Folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens kicked off the event. Somewhat improbably, the chaotic gathering of half a million young “hippies” lived up to its billing of “Three Days of Peace and Music.” There were surprisingly few incidents of violence on the overcrowded grounds, and a number of musicians performed songs expressing their opposition to the Vietnam War. Among the many great moments at the Woodstock Music Festival were career-making performances by up-and-coming acts like Santana, Joe Cocker and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Who’s early-morning set featuring songs from their classic rock opera “Tommy”; and the closing set by Hendrix, which climaxed with an improvised solo guitar performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Though Woodstock had left its promoters nearly bankrupt, their ownership of the film and recording rights more than compensated for the losses after the release of a hit documentary film in 1970. Later music festivals inspired by Woodstock’s success failed to live up to its standard, and the festival still stands for many as a example of America’s 1960s youth counterculture at its best. #Woodstock#1969
Another quick little project we just sent home. Tara's #1969#camaro . This thing came in with most of the sheet metal work already addressed. We had the fortune of doing the #bodywork and #paint along with a new @american.autowire #harness @straightlinecustoms
Connect with our celebrity filed past with this large 3600 square foot ranch house that once belonged to legendary comedian #ReddFoxx . The circa #1964 ranch can be found at 5460 S. Eastern Ave. #Redd was fond of the home and signed his name in a concrete slab outside the front door in #1969 (see image). Sadly it was taken from him by the #IRS for failure to pay his taxes and the stress was attributed to Redd's sudden death from heart failure. It's said that Redd's #Ghost still haunts the home and there are regular #Paranormal ghost-hunts held inside the home. If you stop by, look for #Redd and ask him to tell you a story about the good life in #ModernVegas - Taken: 8/19/17