Was happy to hear this a.m. from pal Tom Wright, the amazing rock photog whose photo memoir Roadwork: Rock & Roll Turned Inside Out (in the UK, Raising Hell On The Rock 'N' Roll Highway) I co-authored. Seems it's the 40th anniversary of Detroit's infamous Goose Lake International Festival, a Woodstock-like event that drew 200,000+ fans to see remarkably diverse acts like the Faces, Stooges, MC5, Chicago and more.
Tom passed along a great article for which he was recently interviewed. Back in the day, in addition to his photo work and stints managing the Who, James Gang, and Detroit's legendary Grande Ballroom, Tom helped organize Goose Lake and designed and managed its ingenious spinning stage. No easy task with that many band changes – and egos!
Sure would've loved to have seen the Iggy Pop stage-dive when Tom put the "thanks much, don't let the door hit you on the way out" crank on him...
And check out those crowd-built beer can "hedges" – eeeeyah!!
Causes Susan VanHecke Supports
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
National Trust For Historic Preservation