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On This Day in 1969…
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The Newport ’69 Festival began in Northridge, California, where 150-thousand saw Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike & Tina Turner, Jethro Tull, The Rascals, Steppenwolf, Booker T & the MGs and others performed. Hendrix’s 125-thousand-dollar fee for this appearance is, to date, the highest single appearance fee ever paid to a single rock act.