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Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

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

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: The Grateful Dead featuring Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, and Jerry Garcia, performing on stage with the sun setting behind them. Ron...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A crowd of people in a circle are dancing at the foot of the stage at the Sound Storm music festival. Other audience members are standing around them watc...

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 

Description: Guitarist Dick Wiegand and drummer Denny Craswell of Minneapolis rock band Crow, along with an unidentified woman, practice in the back of a moving truck b...

Photograph

Farmland

Date: 1963-06-08 ca.

Description: A group of farm buildings, as seen from across a field of growing corn. Several trees surround the farm buildings.

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 the audience. The band was made up of a three man horn section, electric guitar, drums, congas, elect...

Photograph

Bride with Drum Kit

Date: 1970-04-26 

Description: A high point of the weekend was the marriage on Sunday of Robert Leslie and Barbara Swenson of the band Northern Comfort. The bride wore flowers in her hai...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: David "Colonel" Leis (guitar), Steve Ungs (bass), and Roger Wylie (drums), of the band Wheezer Lockinger perform at the Sound Storm music festival.

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Curling Match

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Two women compete in a curling match. Several spectators are visible in the background.

Wisconsin's First Outdoor Rock Festival

Learn about and view photographs of Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a groundbreaking three-day event.

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Description: The bus has been transformed into a rocket ship specifically designed for Santa, dubbed "Santa's Super Rocket."

Photograph

Unpacking Apples

Date: 1970-04-23 

Description: A group of people eat and help unload crates of apples from a U-Haul trailer in the campground area of the Sound Storm music festival during the constructi...

Photograph

Drummers on Stage

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Two unidentified drummers perform with an unidentified band at the Sound Storm music festival.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Elevated view of The Bowery Boys performing onstage at the Sound Storm music festival. Band members are Ken Heim on organ, Richard Wiegel on guitar, Jeff A...

Date: 1970-04-23 ca.

Description: A small group of workers mill around the foot of the festival stage mid-construction.

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Papa John Kolstad, guitarist of the Sorry Muthas on stage at night during the Sound Storm music festival. Bill Hinckley can be seen reaching to adjust a mi...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: Peter Obranovich (better known at the time as "Pete Bobo"), promoter for the festival, wearing a blue and yellow bucket hat, standing on the side of the st...

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...

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