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This latest look back at the Love Valley rock festival of 1970 produces yet another string of vivid reminiscences, such as this one from Hillsborough lawyer Kenneth Rothrock: “I remember that big hill everyone was sitting on from bottom to top. It was so steep that people were all on little perches. If you moved […]

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“We played the Love Valley Festival up in North Carolina, and I’m not sure we ever got paid. Love Valley was the idea of this old man named Andy Barker…. “The local sheriff tried to put my brother in jail, because Duane got a ticket for speeding on his way in there…. Barker told him, […]

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Some Miscellany readers may define the height of serendipity as discovering in the British Library archives Ted Hughes’ “missing link” poem about Sylvia Plath. But for me it would be happening onto a blog “moderated by North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin about matters of public policy, candidates, issues, etc.” that somehow includes a richly […]

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“The Love Valley Rock Festival was held July 16-18, 1970, [in] the Western-themed community of Love Valley, 15 miles north of Statesville…. This small town became a big city, swelling from roughly 100 full-time residents to perhaps 200,000 youthful pilgrims. “Because of its size, the Love Valley Rock Festival made headlines. Beyond the initial buzz, […]

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