Topics: Ozark Music Festival, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Humble Pie, The Eagles
Music festivals are a staple of the rock ‘n roll industry. Incredible bands, huge crowds, and a rowdy outdoor atmosphere all come together to create an environment where legends are born and history is made.
If you want a firsthand account of some of the craziest and most memorable moments in the history of rock music festivals, look no further than Heil Sound alum Randy Burton. In this episode--the first half of a two-part interview--Randy shares a soundman’s-eye view of 1974’s Ozark Music Festival in Sedalia, Missouri. You’ll hear about Wolfman Jack’s run-in with a wine bottle, Ted Nugent’s on-stage antics, and what Randy thought of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s sound engineer. Randy also shares stories about The Eagles, Sammy Hagar, and J. Geils’ run-in with Black Sabbath.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a music festival, you’ll love this episode as Randy Burton shares a unique perspective on a key moment in rock history.
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