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Oral history interview with Ted Hutchens, 2003 November 28.

Author: Ted Hutchens; Dennis Tittle; Texas Community Oral History Project.; University of North Texas. Oral History Collection.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Interview with Ted Hutchens, businessman, concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. Conflicts with his parents about the counterculture of the 1960s; his youth in Springfield, Missouri; his high school experiences and friends; his attractions to the counterculture; influence of the Beatles and the "British Invasion" on the music  Read more...
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Named Person: Ted Hutchens; Wavy Gravy.
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Hutchens; Dennis Tittle; Texas Community Oral History Project.; University of North Texas. Oral History Collection.
OCLC Number: 430195696
Notes: Interview conducted in 2003 for the Texas Community History (Denton County) Oral History Project. Interviewer: Dennis Tittle.
Description: 93, [4] leaves : facsims. ; 29 cm.

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Interview with Ted Hutchens, businessman, concerning his experiences while attending the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas, August 30-September 1, 1969. Conflicts with his parents about the counterculture of the 1960s; his youth in Springfield, Missouri; his high school experiences and friends; his attractions to the counterculture; influence of the Beatles and the "British Invasion" on the music of the Sixties; running away from home ten times; his decision to attend the Texas International Pop Festival; activities occurring at the "free stage;" use of drugs and his 'bad trip' at the festival; activities of the Hog Farm; skinny-dipping in Lake Dallas; "Wavy Gravy"; his experiences with James ("Herman") Eckstein after the festival; on the road from Texas to Colorado to California; finding a "crash pad" in San Francisco; his arrest for vagrancy in San Francisco and his return to Springfield, October, 1969; his release from a hospital psychiatric ward and running away to Phoenix; attendance at the Altamont Pop Festival near San Francisco, December 6, 1969; his return to the San Francisco street life; attending concerts at the Fillmore West; his return to Springfield with his brother after being robbed at gunpoint in the summer of 1970; taking and selling drugs in Springfield; contracting Hepatitis C from using needles; his leaving the drug scene and obtaining his high school diploma; his abuse of alcohol and turning to Alcoholics Anonymous. Appendix consists of photocopies of "mugshot" photos (one leaf), photocopy of Texas International Pop Festival flyer (one leaf), and photocopy of surrounding area map (one leaf).

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