Michigan’s Woodstock: Goose Lake Festival, 1970
It's been ignored over the past decades that Michigan had it's own version of the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1970..
Just one year after Woodstock, Goose Lake - just east of Jackson - held court from August 7-9 1970 to the likes of Bob Seger, Jethro Tull, Rod Stewart, Ten Years After, Chicago, The Stooges, Joe Walsh, Mitch Ryder and many more.
Even though it was basically a peaceful event, it was seen to by public & state 'officials' that there would never be another music festival in Michigan. Ever.
Along with Governor William Milliken, Michigan attorney general Frank J. Kelley was one of those instrumental in banning Michigan rock festivals, saying: "I think we have seen the first and last rock concert of that size in Michigan."
Oh, yeah? Well I was there. It was wonderful.