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Author: Sandy McQueen; Dennis Tittle; Texas Community Oral History Project.; University of North Texas. Oral History Collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Interview with Sandy McQueen concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. His introduction to the hippie subculture while in high school; his experiences with racism among white property owners in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas during the 1960s; the influence of the "British Invasion" and the Beatles; his description of  Read more...
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Named Person: Jane Fonda; Bob Dylan; Minnie Riperton; B B King; Wavy Gravy.; Sandy McQueen
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy McQueen; Dennis Tittle; Texas Community Oral History Project.; University of North Texas. Oral History Collection.
OCLC Number: 430083716
Notes: Interview conducted in 2003 for the Texas Community History (Denton County) Oral History Project. Interviewer: Dennis Tittle.
Description: 99 leaves ; 29 cm

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Interview with Sandy McQueen concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. His introduction to the hippie subculture while in high school; his experiences with racism among white property owners in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas during the 1960s; the influence of the "British Invasion" and the Beatles; his description of hippies in Lee Park in Dallas; protests against the Vietnam War; his being drafted into the Army and opting for service in the National Guard; his account of an anti-war demonstration led by Jane Fonda in Killeen, Texas; his personal views about ethnic and race relations in the military during the 1960s; his comments on Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas and the Papas, and Bob Dylan; reaction to the news of the coming of the Texas International Pop Festival and his decision to attend; attending the festival with his pregnant wife and a friend; drug and alcohol use at the festival; activities of the Hog Farm; wearing attire of those in attendance; nude bathing; comments about "Wavy Gravy," the leader of the Hog Farm; free love at the festival; comments about the performance of Minnie Riperton and the Rotary Connection, Led Zeppelin, Chicago Transit Authority, and B.B. King at the festival; "bad trip" tents; lasting effects of the festival on his life.

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