Cream (also making their American debut) were booked together with the Who, although Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were delayed until the second show on March 26. Smokey Robinson was on the poster, but the Motown star had gotten into an argument with Murray at rehearsals and dropped out of the show. Meanwhile, special guests on certain dates included Simon & Garfunkel, the Blues Magoos, the Young Rascals and Phil Ochs.
Within his short, 30-minute performance, he embodied at least a half-dozen different personas. He crooned for his paramour and mean-mugged his enemies, which included, in a turn worthy of the late, great Phil Ochs, our current commander-in-chief and his supporters.
Originally written by Phil Ochs, Baez turned “There but for Fortune” into a hit on the charts. The song is a stunning example of songwriting in either artists’ hands, but earned Baez a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Recording.
Article by David Cohen added to album page as well as link to hear 10 of the 12 songs.