Festival for Peace turns 50

August 6, 1970 ~ Festival for Peace, Shea Stadium. The concert hoped to raise funds for anti-war candidates on the 25 anniversary of the atom bomb drop on Hiroshima. It was the first time that the world’s biggest rock, jazz, blues and folk performers came together and donated their performances to aid a specific social/political agenda.  

Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, The James Gang, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter and dozens of other artists and bands.