Country Joe at Woodstock, 1969. Photo courtesy of AES.
San Francisco, CA (October 22, 2012)—A special salute to “The Sounds Of San Francisco” will take place Saturday, October 27, at this year’s 133rd AES Convention, being held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
Taking place at 11:15 am – 12:30 pm, the panel will feature members of super-groups that helped create the soundtrack for ‘The Summer of Love.’ Christopher Smith, Special Events Chair for the 133rd AES Convention, collaborated with award-winning photographer, journalist Mr. Bonzai, on the event, and also lending his keen perspective to the proceedings will be Joel Selvin, a Bay-area journalist, who provided eyewitness coverage of those halcyon days for Rolling Stone, the LA Times, SF Chronicle, Billboard and Melody Maker.
Participants in this soulful ‘gathering of the tribe’ include: Big Brother And The Holding Company, founding member/songwriter/guitarist, Peter Albin; Huey Lewis And The News, bassist Michael Cipollina, and, Woodstock Festival legend, Country Joe McDonald
“Our panel looms as an historical, attitudinal and philosophical show-stopper.” Mr. Bonzai, aka David Goggin, remarked. “Their shared love of music, spirit of adventure and collective memories about this universally acknowledged high point in creativity, community and social awareness remains relevant today. And…it will totally rock. They’ll be mixing musical notes, recording anecdotes and well-sewn wild oats. A high old time is guaranteed for all.”
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