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THE SUMMER OF '69

As the summer of 1969 began, Godfrey Jordan was a typical 16-year-old kid with the camera club who wrote and shot for the school newspaper and yearbook. On a lark one afternoon, he brought his portfolio to a Toronto newspaper offering his services as a freelance photographer for the entertainment department: the first assignment was going to Maple Leaf Gardens to photograph Jimi Hendrix.

Godfrey’s final concert of that year came at the O’Keefe Centre, covering Led Zeppelin.

In the six months between those events a lot else happened.....

These photographs of the performers and audiences represent just a small part of what he documented during that time.

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David Clayton-Thomas leads Blood Sweat & Tears Dr. John the Night Tripper spins his Cajun voodoo chants Johnny Winter in the spotlight on stage with Johnny Winter
John Lennon - his first concert without the other Beatles Chuck Berry - the root of rock'n'roll Sly leads his Family Stone Lou Reed - paisley pants?
B.B.King pours refreshments backstage Jim Morrison: "keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel" Like Janis and Joni and Suite Judi Blue Eyes (and so many other flowergirls of the time) 3 girls at the Rock'n'Roll Revival, Sept 13/69
Al Kooper at Varsity Stadium Two free spirits dancing Audience with John Lennon look-a-like Stage view of Varsity Stadium audience
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