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40th Anniversary of Texas Pop Festival

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Below is an excerpt from an article in Sunday's Dallas Morning News commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Texas Pop Festival in Lewisville, Texas. I believe the promoter is referring to Richard Cole because I don't believe anyone would be stupid enough to try flipping a car with Peter Grant in it!

Led Zeppelin

gets the news

Even among the stellar lineup at the Lewisville pop festival, none was hotter in the summer of '69 than Led Zeppelin. So when the band came to perform at the Fair Park Coliseum on Aug. 4, three weeks before the festival, Angus Wynne III and his partners saw a chance for some publicity.

"We found their road manager, and we said we wanted to make sure the band recognized the festival from the stage," Wynne said. "And he said, 'Well, the fellows think they're going to be on vacation then. They don't know about it.'

"The band gets on stage, and after a couple of songs, Robert Plant says, 'Anyone heard of the Texas International Pop Festival? We got into town today and saw the posters with our name on them. We've never heard of it. It's a classic ripoff, and if you have tickets, you need to get your money back.' "

Furious, the producers found the road manager locked inside a limousine.

They pounded on the windows and almost tipped the car over before the manager emerged.

"He ran out there and he pulls Plant over to the side and whispers in his ear," Wynne said. "Then Plant grabs him by the lapels and starts shaking him.

"At the end of the song, Plant goes to the microphone and says, 'Yeah, we're going to play [at the festival]. Our weasel road manager just told us.' "

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Below is an excerpt from an article in Sunday's Dallas Morning News commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Texas Pop Festival in Lewisville, Texas. I believe the promoter is referring to Richard Cole because I don't believe anyone would be stupid enough to try flipping a car with Peter Grant in it!

Led Zeppelin

gets the news

Even among the stellar lineup at the Lewisville pop festival, none was hotter in the summer of '69 than Led Zeppelin. So when the band came to perform at the Fair Park Coliseum on Aug. 4, three weeks before the festival, Angus Wynne III and his partners saw a chance for some publicity.

"We found their road manager, and we said we wanted to make sure the band recognized the festival from the stage," Wynne said. "And he said, 'Well, the fellows think they're going to be on vacation then. They don't know about it.'

"The band gets on stage, and after a couple of songs, Robert Plant says, 'Anyone heard of the Texas International Pop Festival? We got into town today and saw the posters with our name on them. We've never heard of it. It's a classic ripoff, and if you have tickets, you need to get your money back.' "

Furious, the producers found the road manager locked inside a limousine.

They pounded on the windows and almost tipped the car over before the manager emerged.

"He ran out there and he pulls Plant over to the side and whispers in his ear," Wynne said. "Then Plant grabs him by the lapels and starts shaking him.

"At the end of the song, Plant goes to the microphone and says, 'Yeah, we're going to play [at the festival]. Our weasel road manager just told us.' "

Interesting story.

Dont you find it a little hard to swallow that Cole and Grant could be roughed up like that??

Who the fuck were the promoters, George Foreman and Joe Frazier!?

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Here are four articles which haven't been posted to the official timeline yet:

Dallas Morning News 8/15/69

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Dallas Morning News 8/24/69

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Dallas Morning News 8/29/69

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Dallas Morning News 9/3/69

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All articles courtesy of Steve A. Jones Archive

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Below is an excerpt from an article in Sunday's Dallas Morning News commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Texas Pop Festival in Lewisville, Texas. I believe the promoter is referring to Richard Cole because I don't believe anyone would be stupid enough to try flipping a car with Peter Grant in it!

Led Zeppelin

gets the news

Even among the stellar lineup at the Lewisville pop festival, none was hotter in the summer of '69 than Led Zeppelin. So when the band came to perform at the Fair Park Coliseum on Aug. 4, three weeks before the festival, Angus Wynne III and his partners saw a chance for some publicity.

"We found their road manager, and we said we wanted to make sure the band recognized the festival from the stage," Wynne said. "And he said, 'Well, the fellows think they're going to be on vacation then. They don't know about it.'

"The band gets on stage, and after a couple of songs, Robert Plant says, 'Anyone heard of the Texas International Pop Festival? We got into town today and saw the posters with our name on them. We've never heard of it. It's a classic ripoff, and if you have tickets, you need to get your money back.' "

Furious, the producers found the road manager locked inside a limousine.

They pounded on the windows and almost tipped the car over before the manager emerged.

"He ran out there and he pulls Plant over to the side and whispers in his ear," Wynne said. "Then Plant grabs him by the lapels and starts shaking him.

"At the end of the song, Plant goes to the microphone and says, 'Yeah, we're going to play [at the festival]. Our weasel road manager just told us.' "

courtesy of the 'zep4ever' archive

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