A one day International Music Festival Featuring:
Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, Ten Years After, Canned Heat,
Cat Mother, Cold Blood and Murphy Blend.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, was the headliner act for Super Concert '70 and from my front row seat, I can tell you, they did not disappoint! Hendrix closed the concert with some incredible heat and intensity. A notable fact about this festival is that it was Hendrix's next to last performance. He appeared on stage only one more time at the Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany, on September 6, 1970.
Jimi's signature "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Purple Haze" whipped the crowd into a real frenzy . . .the arena was already filled with a 'purple haze' of sorts and then the boot-legged Roman candles started going off everywhere . . . bouncing off the rafters into the crowd, off the crowd and onto the stage, and amazingly Deutschlandhalle didn't burn down! It's a wonder! (I've always considered it was an incredible privilege to have attended one of Jimi's last performances.)
One of my favorite Hendrix CD compilations The Best of Jimi Hendrix gives you all Jimi's best.
Canned Heat: Blues Rock and Boogie band from Los Angeles. Canned Heat developed a huge following in the in the late 60's and early 70's. Canned Heat could always be counted on to deliver a 'heated performance' of extremely cool heavy attitude blues-rock. Their two signature tunes, "Going up the Country" and "On the Road Again" had every nook and cranny of the huge Deutschlandhalle arena rockin' heavy!
Canned Heat was (and still is) one of my favorites for honest American Blues. The group was founded in 1966 by "Blind Owl" Wilson and Bob "The Bear" Hite (in above photo). Many of their "always cookin" interpretations were inspired by the 1920's blues recordings of Floyd Jones and Henry Thomas. In spite of a number of personnel changes over the years, Canned Heat still exists today and cranks out some mighty hot tunes. Check out their official website at www.cannedheatmusic.com
Canned Heat's BEST album ever . . . "Uncanned! The Best of Canned Heat."
Procol Harum at the 1970 Super Concert in Berlin.
Procol Harum is a British Rock band formed in the 1960's and were in the forefront of what is now called "progressive" or "symphonic rock. Their biggest hit was a 1967 release titled "A Whiter Shade of Pale."
All I can remember at this concert however was "Oh my god . . . it's Procol Harum."
Ten Years After
Ten Years After with Alvin Lee
September 4, 1970 - Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany
Best double CD of Ten Years After "EVER!" Ten Years After "Live at the Fillmore East.
Alvin Lee in concert and "Big Red" Alvin's highly customized and legendary Gibson 335.
Alvin significantly modified his 335. One of his most notable modifications was the addition of a Strat back pick-up to get the best of both . . . Strat and Gibson humbucker sounds. Combined they add to Alvin's distinctive playing style.
My personal 'hard won' and battle scarred poster from the Led Zeppelin Concert at Deutschlandhalle. The highlight for me . . .
the encore, "Whole Lotta Love."
One of the best remastered Led Zeppelin albums you can find . . . plus a DVD. Mothership 2CDs/1 DVD