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Redwood 70 Television (Full Length) – 1970 Documentary Music

Redwood 70

Television (Full Length) – 1970 Documentary Music

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It was the summer of 1970, six months after Woodstock; local media hyped this Phil Warren-promoted two-day music festival as New Zealand’s version. Despite promises of revolution, it was more low-key with 1500 music fans bussing out to the Swanson holiday park for — as MC Peter Sinclair introduced it — “36 hours of non stop top pops of New Zealand’s top bands”, from psych-rock to gospel. The big star was sometime Bee Gee Robin Gibb, whose high pitch was infamously welcomed with a thrown tomato. This footage was captured for TV by the NZ Broadcasting Corporation.

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We won't have anyone leaping on the stage this time.
– Promoter Phil Warren to Robin Gibb