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  posted on 3/22/2011 at 02:53 PM
Don't know if anybody has posted this yet, but promoter Alex Cooley was involved with four music festivals, two in Atlanta, one in Dallas and the infamous Mar y Sol festival in Puerto Rico. I was lucky enough to go to both "Atlanta" festivals, although neither actually took place in Atlanta. Some folks in Athens, GA are working on a movie about this & looking for material & I will be first in line to buy a ticket (if I can't be somebody's "plus one!") -- here's their website and message:

http://www.timehascometoday.com/index.html

Hear ye! Hear ye!
In an effort to search for archival film and still photos for our production "Alex Cooley Presents - Time Has Come Today" we ask that you go through attics, basements, back-alleys, storage sheds, etc to see if you may have any 16, 8, Super 8 mm film footage or still photographs from any of the festivals Alex promoted from "69-72' ESPECIALLY the '69 Hampton and '70 Byron festivals. Ideally film or stills of the bands are preferred. You may see our production on www.Timehascometoday.com


contact number and e-mail is:
David Lee - (Executive Producer) 706-909-0089 land line or darolee@yahoo.com

Thanx to all,

Dave Lee

and a little more description:

Atlanta's pop festivals are finally getting revealed to the world. Alex Cooley deserves recognition for sticking his neck out to introduce such music to the South and open the area to concerts. Thank Alex when you see your favorite band play here. Before 1969's festival most rock bands did not come South as they were unaware of a market.
If final negotiations are completed, you may finally get to see the Woodstock quality film made at the Byron Festival in 1970 when Alex introduced The Allman Brothers to the world. Great music. If you were there, you may spot friends or yourself in the crowd scenes. (We joked about some kid recognizing the 42 year old image of a skinny-dipping tripping young lady, "Grandma!?").
Now we can all help to show our appreciation for all the good times. Please post the following anywhere you can think to spread the word. Send it to all you can think would be interested. Print it and stick up somewhere cool. There are lots of people seen in the film with cameras and home movie cameras. Where are there images? if you know small publications or radio stations that would post such a notice, please let us know.
Be sure to check the still rudimentary web site. I promise you will not be sorry when you see what is coming together.


 
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  posted on 3/22/2011 at 04:44 PM
This will be a must- see if i does come to fruition.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2011 at 05:12 PM
what the hell took him so long?!!.
 

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  posted on 3/23/2011 at 06:54 AM
What a great idea!

 

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  posted on 3/23/2011 at 07:03 AM
I have a brother who went to Mar-Y-Sol. He'll certainly be interested in this.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2011 at 08:14 AM
My understanding always was that somebody in the abb organization had video about this so anybody who has connections to the band, feel free to let them know where to send it!
 
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  posted on 3/23/2011 at 08:40 AM
As I've said before - they need to strike while the iron is at least room temperature.

For the most part, the largest number of folks who seriously care about this footage are getting older everyday. Not to be a cynic (which I am, anyway), but this footage will not have the same commercial appeal in even 10 years as it has right now.

I am also guessing (again, cynically) that certain folks will just sit on their film and video hoping to gain closer to top dollar for it. This documentary should have been done at least 10 years ago and probably actually 30 years ago.

Good luck to the producers! I look forward to seeing this final film ... and hopefully not from a rocking chair in a retirement home.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2011 at 10:31 PM
^ I plan on having a DVD player on my lark scooter Rusty!

Sounds cool PC. Alex Cooley is a legend 'round these parts.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2011 at 06:04 AM
would love to see this... great idea....

 

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  posted on 2/21/2012 at 09:31 PM
We need the rest of the footage!!

 

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  posted on 2/22/2012 at 09:35 AM
alex was the man. took the profits from the first atl fest and put on a free show at piedmont park. i know he has made and spent a lot of money.
he might be sitting on a wolfgangs vault type pile of cool stuff.

 

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  posted on 2/22/2012 at 10:12 AM
thanks for digging up my old thread but I wouldn't be real optimistic at this point since another year has gone by. I'll ask alex about it next time I see him, he still hangs out around atlanta from time to time.
 
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  posted on 6/29/2012 at 05:00 PM
There is now a trailer, and it looks like it will be narrated by C Leavell:

http://timehascometoday.net/?page_id=119

Look under "Project" on the site where contact has been made w/ the ABB. I'm sure that's not a frustrating process!

Alex Cooley has approved the project, and he will be on ATL radio Sun night:

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-music-scene/2012/06/28/alex-cooley-to-reminisc e-about-the-atlanta-international-pop-festivals/

 

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  posted on 6/29/2012 at 05:55 PM
I ran across that trailer when I was doing research for the Byron Commemorative Pop Fest on September 15, 2012. It is/will be narrated by Chuck. It's pretty cool!

 

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  posted on 6/29/2012 at 06:10 PM
A little taste of Hendrix at Atlanta Pop 1970:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJdqWZLYnQ8

 

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  posted on 6/29/2012 at 07:06 PM
Well its almost July 4th, and time to remember Byron.
I have followed the saga of the Atl. Pop Fest. film for
40 yrs. So don't get your hope's up.
A documentary on "What Happened to the Atl. Pop Film"
would be cool. You know a investigative type that followed
the life of the film.
One thing for sure I was at Byron and saw them filming
the bands.
Good Luck Mr. David Lee


 

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  posted on 6/29/2012 at 07:50 PM
Southern Voices American Dreams??

 

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  posted on 6/29/2012 at 08:55 PM
Thanks for the link to the Jimi video!!!!
 

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  posted on 6/30/2012 at 01:28 AM
From the film project progress report:
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7. Established contacts with The Allman Brothers Band regarding archival film and use rights

This seems to indicate that Allman's organization already has the rights to the material and is now ok in giving limited access/release. This of course then begs the question- "Guys, why do you keep sitting on this stuff? Why just this piecemeal tease?" Wish Gregg had addressed the whole video archive issue in his book.

 

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  posted on 6/30/2012 at 09:24 AM
quote:
I ran across that trailer when I was doing research for the Byron Commemorative Pop Fest on September 15, 2012. It is/will be narrated by Chuck. It's pretty cool!


What is this Byron Commemorative Pop Fest on September 15, 2012 of which you speak?

 
 


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