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Wattstax concert/album/film

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Jun 2nd, 2016. Artwork published in .
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    Wattstax was a historic benefit concert that took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 20, 1972, to commemorate the 1965 Watts riots in the community of Watts, Los Angeles. The concert, organized by Stax Records, was filmed for a documentary and recordings of the highlight performances were released as a double-LP titled Wattstax: The Living Word.

    The concert, film, and album were branded with ITC Pioneer, following in the footsteps of the Shaft movie and its soundtrack that was released by Stax the year before, featuring music by Isaac Hayes who was one of the headline performers at Wattstax.

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    4 Comments on “Wattstax concert/album/film”

    1. Robberta Green says:
      Jun 8th, 2016 3:08 am

      Hi folks! I’m glad there are still articles on the old Wattstax concert. I was actually there and I have a appearance in the film. I am the sister in the white polka dot and red dress! It was such an amazing experience. I’m now in a aging home where I don’t move as good as I used to! Ha! Please email me at <> for more stories on Wattstax.

    2. Lonnietta Duhon says:
      Feb 26th, 2019 6:11 pm

      Its been 3 years since Ms.Green’s posting. I took the chance to contact Ms. Green but the email address returned response was the Email address was no longer active. If anyone reads this, if you have any stories further info on Ms. Green my group Blaxploitation Films would love to share any stories

    3. mike r says:
      Feb 7th, 2020 2:14 am

      Dear Roberta Green I say your post saying that you were the sister dancing in the red and white polka dot dress at Wattstax. Is that really you. So many people have claimed to be her

      I have seen where someone said she was Roberta Woods from Inglewood, CA

      Someone else claiming to be Yolnda Goodwin said it was her claiming to be the same Y Goodwin who danced with Tina Turner and the Iketes

      If this is really you please email me I would really like to speak with you

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