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Stamping Ground (1971)

Love and Music (original title)
Documentary of a 1970 rock concert held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Hans Jürgen Pohland (as Jason Pohland), George Sluizer




Credited cast:
Marty Balin ... Self (as Jefferson Airplane)
Skip Battin Skip Battin ... Self (as The Byrds)
Marc Bolan ... Self (as T-Rex)
The Byrds ... Themselves
Canned Heat ... Themselves
Jack Casady ... Self (as Jefferson Airplane)
Joey Covington ... Self (as Jefferson Airplane)
Elton Dean Elton Dean ... Self (as Soft Machine)
Dr. John ... Self
Family Family ... Themselves
Mickey Finn ... Self (as T-Rex)
The Flock The Flock ... Themselves
David Gilmour ... Self (as Pink Floyd)
Jerry Goodman Jerry Goodman ... Self (as The Flock)
Bob Hite Bob Hite ... Self (as Canned Heat)


This film documents the - to the Dutch at least - legendary Holland Pop Festival, held in Rotterdam over the weekend of 26-28 June, 1970. Directly inspired by the then groundbreaking Woodstock Music & Arts Fair (speaking of legends...), the Holland Pop Festival (aka Kralingen, after the neighborhood in whose forest it set camp in) offered the same picture of peace, music and love, with a cast of 60,000 hippies enjoying a hazy and heady weekend of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. That last-named ingredient was provided in spades by a.o. The Byrds, Dr. John The Nighttripper, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd and Santana, augmented by hip Dutch bands like C.C.C. Inc., Dream and Ekseption. And of course there raged a thunderstorm. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

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Many credit this event with the beginning of the Dutch policy of tolerance to marijuana use due to the fact that even though there were several undercover police officers patrolling the festival ground no one was arrested for the sale or use of the drug. See more »


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Written by Canned Heat (uncredited)
Performed by Canned Heat
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Tremendous Time
10 November 2004 | by boss-41See all my reviews

Saw this film after being at the festival itself. A little while ago. Both were very nice experiences.

It's a unique time document. Even in filming, concerning splitscreens and several other technics. I remember [although it's a long time ago] especially Grace Slick when she didn't like the lights

If you have the chance and you like the sixties/seventies sound there's only one thing you can do:

GO SEE THIS FILM! *********

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October 1971 (Austria) See more »

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