NEW YORK CITY, Forest Hills Music Festival,
8 August 1964, Joan Baez Concert
In 1923, Forest Hills Stadium was constructed on open farmland. As the city rose around it, the venue became one of the cathedrals of tennis. It is the original home of the U.S. Open and Davis Cup, and was graced by champions.
In the 1960s, a new inspiration took center court as the Stadium hosted a series of iconic concerts. The Beatles were helicoptered onto the grass courts for two consecutive sold-out shows in 1964. Barbra Streisand took a break from her role in Broadway's 'Funny Girl' to play a concert at the stadium that same year. Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Talking Heads, and of course Bob Dylan (1963 and 1964 as Joan Baez's guest, 1965 with his new electric band) also shook the bleachers.
The FOREST HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL 1964 lineup is impressive: Barbra Streisand,
Trini Lopez, Count Basie, Woody Allen,
Harry Belafonte, Miriam Makeba, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Joan Baez with Bob Dylan (unannounced),
Johnny Mathis, and
Bob Dylan was again a surprise guest in Joan Baez's concert. He sang three songs with her on 8 August:
Mama You Been On My Mind,
It Ain't Me Babe,
With God On Our Side.
The programme had 18 pages; there was a stappled insert in the middle about the Joan Baez concert (see it below).