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 onstage 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.