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Rocktober Kickapoo festivak, 1970.

The Kickapoo Creek Rock Festival was held outside of the McLean County community of Heyworth on L. David Lewis’ 320-acre farm over Memorial Day weekend 1970. Seen here are two aerials during the festival’s second day, May 31. The festival drew something like 60,000 young folk and the eclectic stage lineup included The Amboy Dukes with a young Ted Nugent, Canned Heat, Country Joe and the Fish, Dan Fogelberg, BB King, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, REO Speedwagon, and Rick Nielsen and Fuse, among others.
Does anyone spot their car, truck, bus, or camper?


Written By

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

October 26th, 2015

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