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From the Archives: Wattstax, 1972

Introduction

 from the archives
ROLLING STONE, AUGUST 31, 1972:

Random Notes (Concert Preview)
“Stax Records, having one of its most successful years since the Otis and Sam & Dave years, will present almost its entire roster in a benefit for the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and the Martin Luther King Hospital in Watts in L.A.’s 100,000-seat Coliseum August 20th.”  | Read More »


THE LA TIMES, AUGUST 20, 1972:
“Wattstax: Giving Something Back to Community”
“Not only does the concert — the highlight of this year’s Watts Summer Festival — carry the spirit of community cooperation that characterized rock music’s Woodstock, but plans are already under way in the tradition of Woodstock, to make a film and album out of it.” | Read More »


THE LA TIMES, AUGUST 21, 1972:
“7th Watts Summer Festival Ends with Parade, Discontent”
“‘See,’ the man said to his three companions, having proved his point, ‘the people have forgotten the revolt — the only thing that’s left is the festival.'” | Read More »


THE LA TIMES, AUGUST 22, 1972:
“Wattstax Concert at Coliseum”
“The highlight, predictably, was Isaac Hayes, who by now has saturated the local area with his particular brand of high-intensity soul with two sold-out concerts in two months.” | Read More »