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Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Side view of stage announcer reading from a pad of paper into a microphone, as seen from stage right. In the background festival staff members and other pe...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View looking down towards Sid, with a cigar in his mouth, sitting on the limb of a fallen tree while trout fishing in Rowan Creek.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Stage announcer reading from a small notebook into a microphone, as seen from stage left. In the background festival staff are setting up the stage. A smal...

Date: 1970-04-23 ca.

Description: A small area of farmland cleared to be the location of the stage on the York farm property which would shortly be the site of the Sound Storm music festiva...

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead, performing with the band on stage at the Sound Storm music festival. Guitarist Bob Weir is visible on the right...

Date: 1970-04-23 ca.

Description: Camping site with Volkswagen vans and tents. People are milling around the camping area of the Sound Storm music festival. "Speed Kills" is painted on the...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Two young female audience members, one wearing a paisley print dress, the other wearing an American flag print dress, sit in the camping area smoking marij...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Paul Cotton, guitar player and vocalist for Illinois Speed Press, playing a Gibson guitar on stage at night at the Sound Storm music festival. Paul Cotton...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from audience of Illinois Speed Press performing on stage at night at the Sound Storm music festival.

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: View from stage of Phil Lesh and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan playing with the Grateful Dead. Behind them, Mickey Hart and Jerry Garcia are visible.

Photograph

Rock Festival

Date: 1970-04-25 

Description: People in front of outdoor stage at the Sound Storm rock festival. U-haul trucks and a crane are in the background.

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: Elevated view of the Grateful Dead mid-performance as viewed from scaffolding above the stage, in front of rows of speakers and amplifiers. Audience member...

Date: 1970-04-23 ca.

Description: A crew works with plywood during construction of the food stalls at the Sound Storm music festival.

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia with Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, drummer and guitarist (respectively), sit with an unidentified woman on the Sound S...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Captain Billy's Whiz Band performing on stage at the Sound Storm music festival as seen from the audience. Keyboard player, Larry Robertson (left), drummer...

Date: 1970-04-25 

Description: Guitarist Luther Allison on stage at the Sound Storm festival playing a Gibson guitar, with a drummer and bassist visible behind him.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A group of bikers wearing leather jackets representing their gang affiliations sit and stand on the ground. In the background is a crowd of people near the...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from behind of Paul Cotton on stage at night, guitar player and vocalist for Illinois Speed Press, playing a Gibson guitar at the Sound Storm music fe...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: View from stage of the Sound Storm music festival audience. Behind the audience is sound system scaffolding, trucks, camper vans crowding the hill in the f...

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...

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