By Mark Johnson
In the Summer of 1969, a multi-cultural concert event took place in New York. The festival featured a variety of performers destined to become part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The gathering was both a time to celebrate the artistry of its era and a means to peacefully protest the atrocities taking place in our country. Man was landing on the moon while black communities were suffering from poverty and children were being sent to die for their country in Vietnam. Sex, drugs, and melodies permeated the air amid a societal revolution.