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Date: 1970-04-25 

Description: A nude man with long hair dances on top of a U-Haul moving truck. Two people in the foreground are near a Sunn brand amplifier on the bottom right.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Lead singer Barbara Swenson of Northern Comfort clapping on stage with a microphone stand in the foreground. A guitarist is in the background.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Elevated view of crowd of audience members at the Sound Storm music festival, including a naked woman seen from behind.

Photograph

"The Mud King"

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A bearded young man, Michael McCormick of Madison, was crowned "The Mud King." He is covered in dark mud from the banks of nearby Rowan Creek and is standi...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A group of young male audience members crowd around the Sound Storm festival stage with scaffolding visible in the background.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: An unidentified trumpeter, shirtless and wearing bell-bottoms, performing at the front of the stage at the Sound Storm music festival, as seen from the rea...

Photograph

Men around Campfire

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A group of three men crowd around a campfire before much of the festival audience arrives. A large pile of firewood is on the left next to them. In the bac...

Date: 1970-04-24 

Description: Chicago R&B act Baby Huey mid-performance viewed from stage left. Members of the horn section and percussionists are visible in front of and behind Baby Hu...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A young couple poses at the foot of the Sound Storm stage with audience members crowding behind them. The young woman is wearing tie-dyed pants and the you...

Photograph

"The Mud King"

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A bearded young man, Michael McCormick of Madison, was crowned the "The Mud King." He is covered in dark mud from the banks of nearby Rowan Creek holding a...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from audience of an unidentified band performing on stage at night at the Sound Storm music festival.

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, keyboardist and percussionist for the Grateful Dead, sitting at his keyboard mid-performance, playing a tambourine. His t-shirt read...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Bikers wash on the bank of Rowan Creek near York Farm during the Sound Storm music festival. One of the bikers is naked from the waist down and wearing a d...

Date: 1970-04-24 

Description: Chicago R&B singer Baby Huey leaning against a car with his trumpeter, (likely Rick Marcotte) and conga player, (possibly Plato Jones) who is wearing an Am...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Peter Obranovich (better known at the time as "Pete Bobo"), promoter for the festival, on horseback talking to festival staff at the Sound Storm music fest...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Illinois Speed Press performing on stage at night during the Sound Storm music festival.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Sound Storm music festival audience near the crowded stage.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Keith Anderson, bass player for Illinois Speed Press, wearing a furry hat and a leather jacket while playing on stage at night at the Sound Storm music fes...

Date: 1970-04-24 ca.

Description: The guitarist for Baby Huey & the Babysitters, possibly Danny O'Neil, stands on stage playing a Gibson Les Paul guitar, wearing a wide brimmed hat and larg...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Crowd of audience members at the Sound Storm music festival passing a large bucket of water.

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