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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 08:40 AM
I'm a Flickr.com junkie, but mainly for the amazing old rock and roll photos that pop up. Well a photographer named Grant Gouldon has just posted his photos which include a huge amount of amazing shots taken at the Watkins Glen Summer Jam in July 1973. Many of which are in color. There is one of the ABB soundcheck, several of the GD soundcheck, and many of the huge crowd.

Also Grant was at the Manley Fieldhouse in April of 1972 to capture the ABB in action. Nice photos of Dickey and Berry (wearing sunglasses).

Check it all out here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/grantdabassman/

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 09:13 AM
Barry Thanks for posting link to Watkins Glen... O M G ...... those pictures and the quailty of them are very , very good... I was in the area of those shots ..but more to the left and up front... I remember that guy climbing the wall to get on stage... and let me tell ya it was so...HOT< HOT< and HOT... I also brought a can of peaches for breakfast.. When we went to sleep the first night.. not to may people ..we spread out our blankets and our stuff we had plenty of room... When we woke up the next morning.. thousands of people squashed in around us.... amazing..... the music... the music.... the music... rehersals were fabulous..... the pictures really brings it back alive... check out those ..cars.. and the last of the hippies.... Days gone by

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 09:30 AM
3 bucks a ticket..........those were the days. Nice shots, thanks for posting pics and link

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 09:32 AM
nice shots..thanks for the heads up

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 09:41 AM
Watkins Glen seems to me to be the last gasp of the Woodstock/hippie generation to do their thing, because in the early 1970s the music industry was apparently trying to move away from that, and into glam, country and ultimately disco styles. Although the shots of Watkins Glen depicts a hippie style crowd, it was obvious that the look of the rock audience was in a period of subtle transition.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 09:44 AM
nicely said... yes.. thats exactly what it was and what was happening.... it was a long time ago...

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 09:49 AM
those pics the before and after capture the scene thanks so much for sharing...

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 10:10 AM
Thanks for the very cool link, Barry!

It appears Phil is sporting an EAP truck shirt onstage.

Someone was probably right about it being the last grand act of the hippie age. Great cars and clothes. And, man, everyone was thin!

My eldest cousin wanted to take me to WG, but that was the summer before ninth grade for me, and my very Catholic mother said,. "No way!"

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 10:29 AM
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Watkins Glen seems to me to be the last gasp of the Woodstock/hippie generation to do their thing, because in the early 1970s the music industry was apparently trying to move away from that, and into glam, country and ultimately disco styles. Although the shots of Watkins Glen depicts a hippie style crowd, it was obvious that the look of the rock audience was in a period of subtle transition.

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Good point and true...I was there and have often thought the sixties ended that summer of 73(for me anyway) The scene itself transcended the music, although good, it was the crowd and the overall party that made that event special and one I will never forget

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 03:38 PM
some sweet shots, nice to remember how young we were
 
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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 06:17 PM
Wow, these are fantastic!! Thanks Barry!!

 

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  posted on 12/1/2007 at 06:27 PM
Wow! Great pictures thanks for sharing with us

Really like the one of the taper on page 2 on the bottom, in the middle.

 

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  posted on 12/4/2007 at 07:57 PM
These are very cool!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

 

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