FORGET WOODSTOCK, PART TWO: SLY & THE FAMILY STONE at HARLEM FESTIVAL 1969 – professionally filmed, yet never commercially released

Continuing on from our recent post on NINA SIMONE’s all-time-winner from-the-soul performance in Central Park, summer 1969 at the Harlem Festival, here’s some grainy/blurry nth gen footage of Sly and the Family Stone’s performance AT THE SAME FESTIVAL. Other performers included STEVIE WONDER, B.B. KING, THE STAPLES SINGERS, MAHALIA JACKSON, GLADYS KNIGHT and many more. This footage has never been commercially released. (More info on that here.) It is an outrage that this festival has been disappeared from history while Woodstock, which happened the same season, gets all the play and press and so on. See what we’re talking about…

2 thoughts on “FORGET WOODSTOCK, PART TWO: SLY & THE FAMILY STONE at HARLEM FESTIVAL 1969 – professionally filmed, yet never commercially released

  1. Pingback: “ARE YOU READY, BLACK PEOPLE?”: NINA SIMONE’s all-time knockout performance at the Harlem Festival, 1969 | ARTHUR MAGAZINE - WE FOUND THE OTHERS

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