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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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Grace Slick was in the second month of her pregnancy when she appeared with Jefferson Airplane at the festival. Her daughter China Kantner would be born seven months later in January 1971. See more »


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Just like Woodstock one year later
14 November 2000 | by shirleyhyoungSee all my reviews

This movie was filmed in June of 1970 and not only did I see the movie when it was released, I was at the music festival in the Rotterdam Woods where it was filmed. Everyone who played at Woodstock and was still alive played here. The concert was great and the film was an excellent documentary of the event which took place over a period of three days. See this if you are looking for the music to transport you back to 1970. Santana never sounded better than when their drums echoed through the woods. This movie is also a visual thrill.

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October 1971 (Austria) See more »

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