Monday, April 22, 2024

When Pink Floyd rocked 52,000 in Hamilton

Psychedelic house rock, streakers, LSD, booze in hollowed-out fruit, a lady in labour, a mock flaming jet crashing into the stage: all a part of the most important, most storied neighbourhood live performance ever in Ontario, the place hordes of sun-and-substance-baked followers slept on lawns and sidewalks days prematurely.

Perhaps the most effective second was hippies piling out of a van, having travelled 4,000 kilometres to Ivor Wynne Stadium within the coronary heart of east Hamilton. As a result of get this: these dudes by no means even noticed Pink Floyd.







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Pink Floyd live performance in Hamilton’s Ivor Wynne Stadium June 28, 1975.










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Poster promoting the Pink Floyd present at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton.










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Jean Garofoli, proven on this undated picture from the Nineteen Seventies, was a flashy Hamilton promoter who helped deliver Pink Floyd to Hamilton in 1975.










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Followers camped outdoors Ivor Wynne Stadium to verify they received a great spot on the sector to see Pink Floyd on June 28, 1975.










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Michael Cohl (proper), and Invoice Ballard, proven on this undated picture with enhancing marks, promoted the Pink Floyd live performance in Hamilton in 1975 together with native businessman Jean Garofoli.










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Ellen Spring, who was 16 and a scholar at Ancaster excessive when she attended the Pink Floyd live performance in ’75 along with her massive brother.










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Linda Corkill stands on the entrance porch of her former house on the nook of Balsalm and Beechwood throughout the road from the previous Ivor Wynne Stadium in 1975. She was house alone with two younger youngsters and was frightened by the noise and hippies who descended for the Pink Floyd live performance.










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Clipping from the Hamilton Spectator.




Half 2: ‘They’ll cling us excessive’







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Clipping from The Hamilton Spectator.










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Followers camped outdoors Ivor Wynne Stadium to verify they received a great spot on the sector to see Pink Floyd on June 28, 1975.










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Followers camped outdoors Ivor Wynne Stadium to verify they received a great spot on the sector to see Pink Floyd on June 28, 1975.










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Ticket stub from Pink Floyd at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, 1975.










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Ken Reid sits on what stays of a pipe he and his mates used to slip down for a fast journey down the facet of the escarpment. He holds his Pink Floyd ticket stub from the band’s 1975 efficiency at Ivor Wynne Stadium simply days after he turned 25 years outdated. He labored for the town on the time and Monday morning was dispatched again to Ivor Wynne to scrub up the mess.










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Followers camped outdoors Ivor Wynne Stadium to verify they received a great spot on the sector to see Pink Floyd on June 28, 1975.










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Photographs taken on the 1975 Hamilton Pink Floyd live performance by a pal of Paul Casey, who was within the viewers. Casey lived in Cooksville, in Mississauga, on the time.










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Pink Floyd was recognized for the particular results in its reside reveals. This image was taken by Toronto fan Phil Davies at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, June 28, 1975.










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Photographs taken on the 1975 Hamilton Pink Floyd live performance by a pal of Paul Casey, who was within the viewers. Casey lived in Cooksville, in Mississauga, on the time.










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Ken Reid holds his Pink Floyd ticket stub from the band’s 1975 efficiency at Ivor Wynne Stadium simply days after he turned 25 years outdated. He labored for the town on the time and Monday morning was dispatched again to Ivor Wynne to scrub up the mess.










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52,000 followers packed Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton on June 28, 1975 to see Pink Floyd.










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Photographs taken on the 1975 Hamilton Pink Floyd live performance by a pal of Paul Casey, who was within the viewers. Casey lived in Cooksville, in Mississauga, on the time.










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Followers camped outdoors Ivor Wynne Stadium to verify they received a great spot on the sector to see Pink Floyd on June 28, 1975.










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Pink Floyd was recognized for the particular results in its reside reveals. This image was taken by Toronto fan Phil Davies at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, June 28, 1975.










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Hamilton police on the Pink Floyd live performance at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, June 28, 1975.




Half 3: ‘By no means once more’







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Followers camped outdoors Ivor Wynne Stadium to verify they received a great spot on the sector to see Pink Floyd on June 28, 1975.










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Clipping from The Hamilton Spectator.










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Followers had been well-behaved for essentially the most half at Pink Floyd in Hamilton 1975, however an excessive amount of booze, medicine, and warmth did in a few of them.










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Laurie O’Halloran, proper — who was Laurie Repchull in 1975 — went to the Pink Floyd live performance at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Her daughter Haley, left, now could be a Floyd fan and has “The Darkish Aspect of the Moon” in her vinyl assortment.




Epilogue







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Tickets to the present belonging to Paul Casey, who lived in Cooksville, in Mississauga, on the time.










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Joe Aref outdoors Tim Hortons Discipline. He remembers falling asleep to the sounds of Pink Floyd in Ivor Wynne Stadium from the bed room of his house on Emerald Road North.




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