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Toronto Pop Festival 1969

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The Toronto Pop Festival was held on June 21st and 22nd in 1969 at the Varsity Stadium,  just a few months before the Woodstock festival. Over the weekend Bands such as Blood Sweat and Tears, Sly and The Family Stone, Dr John, Rotary Connection, Steppenwolf and The Velvet Underground took to the stage.

These great photos of the audience and the acts were taken on the Saturday afternoon. The Artists pictured here include Chuck Berry with a friend, Ronnie Hawkins in a purple suit, Soulster Edwin Starr with his white suited backing band, Blues man Slim Harpo, Procol Harum and rockers Motherlode with their cool beret wearing keyboard player.

 

Audience at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Chuck Berry and Friend at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Big Sunglasses at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Crowd at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Edwin Starr at Toronto Pop Festival 1969 (1)

 

Edwin Starr's Backing band at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Girl at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Motherlode at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Girl with Binoculars at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Procol Harum at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Ronnie Hawkins at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

Slim Harpo at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

 

William Smith from Motherlode at Toronto Pop Festival 1969

Toronto Pop Festival  Images from Norm Horner

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