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ON THIS DAY: 1969, Today began the first of a three day...

ON THIS DAY: 1969, Today began the first of a three day festival, Newport 69 held at Devonshire Downs, now part of the North Campus of California State University at Northridge. Attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, the festival  (June 20–22), was the largest pop concert up to that time and was headlined by Jimi Hendrix. Other artists included  The Byrds, Johnny Winter, Spirit, Poco, Marvin Gaye, Ike And Tina Turner, and many more.

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