— Days Without Shea —

Today is the 39th anniversary of The Shea Stadium Festival For Peace.

To commemorate the day, here is a taste of what might have happened at that gig. Get ready kids to groove on some of the tunes and talents that rocked Shea Stadium August 6th, 1970. First up, Johnny Winter with Mean Town Blues. This one goes out to Tony Bernazard:



Next up, Poco takes the stage with some tasty country licks. Smoking is permitted. Here's "Just for me and you."



Lets crank this Festival up a notch with the James Gang and "Walk Away," also rumored to be Oliver Perez's favorite song:



One of the hottest acts of the day, lets give a warm Shea Stadium welcome to Creedence Clearwater Revival!
 

Richie Havens opened Woodstock the year before. According to some folks, it was during his set at Shea that the Mezannine level began to shake:
 

The headliner for the Shea Stadium Festival For Peace was Janis Joplin. Two months after her set, Janis would be dead.




Read more on Shea Stadium's Festival For Peace here and here.



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