The Strawberry Fields Festival of 1970

Held between August 7th and 10th of 1970 at Mosport Park Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, the Strawberry Fields Festival was originally intended to be John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Toronto Peace Festival, but after their applications and other legal permits were thwarted, the Lennons gave up and their co-promoter, John Brower, moved forward to host the event in New Brunswick only to be halted by more politics. Then Brower had the genius idea of moving it to the Raceway in Mosport Park, but while disguising the festival as a motorcycle race that just so happened to have some entertainment. What balls.

Apparently, in America, it was advertised as a rock festival, so thousands of kids tried to cross the boarder in order to attend. Unfortunately, many had to be turned away, mainly due to not having enough cash. According to Wikipedia, one person drowned while attempting to enter Canada via swimming the St. Lawrence River, after being turned away from the border… read more >

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