Phillip Rauls 70's pic's with Atlantic Records #6

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Photo 6 Page shares "Being dispersed within the orbit of Rock nobility ranged from the accompaniment of bohemian characters to the companionship of eloquent genius" states Phillip. "The job required a PHD in street smarts plus a American Express Card with unlimited credit."

Photo Page 6 reflects a period when music played a paramount role within youth culture. It was a time of pure innocence when young people enjoyed just being themselves and lived for the moment. It was important to express the inner person without holding anything back. Concerts and Pop Festivals were the mixers for this generation of Baby Boomers. Pictured here are a page of snap-shots taken by Phillip as he takes you on his exploratory journey capturing people of influence within that enviroment. Never intimidiated by people of high statute and always blending with the mighty, he seldom surprises his subjects with a camera's presence. On most occasions he rarely coaxes an individual into a fixed pose before snapping a shot with his preference being to always capture an unrehearsed image. Pictured below are recently rediscovered photos from that magical era.

 

Emerson, Lake & Palmer arrive at the New Orleans airport for a long-awaited concert at The Warehouse. Here the super-trio received a surprised greeting arranged in advance by Phillip. Photos (c) copyrighted Phillip Rauls

ELP is greeted by the famed Olympia Brass Band playing a jazzed-up Bourbon St. welcome. Concert promoter Bill Johnston of Beaver Productions extends the welcome.

The Trilogy album was the band's fourth LP and solidified their success with a certified gold record.

Band members are all smiles as Keith Emerson claps his hands in applause to the jazz band's music.

The Atlanta Pop Festival in 1969 was a frontrunner to The Woodstock Festival. Pictured below are a series of photos taken by Phillip during a magic period.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's manager Dee Anthony and Greg Lake hoist a thumbs-up over Atlantic Records support of a full page ad in Rolling Stone Magazine.

This classic picture of Johnny Winter from the Atlanta Pop Festival was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine.

More exclusive photos taken by Phillip at the Atlanta Pop Festival are featured throughout this web site's Photo Pages.

The temperature at the Festival soared to the upper 90's whereas attendants had to be hosed-down by water trucks in an effort to remain cool.

How hot was it on stage? Well, Booker T. & The M.G.'s drummer Al Jackson Jr. performed with a towel draped over his head to deflect the blistering sun.

In 1969 Rolling Stone Magazine was much different from todays high-glossy version. In the early years, the publication was in newspaper form with red and black ink

John Forgerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival belts out their monster hit "Born on The Bayou." Photo (c) copyrighted Phillip Rauls

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is absoultely, unquestionably, undenyably and without a doubt the greatest guitar player who ever played a Les Paul guitar. Photo (c) copyrighted Phillip Rauls

For some unusual reason, everyone at the festival kept asking if I had any.....

Robert Plant stands stage front over the pit of festival photographers. Photo (c) Phillip Rauls

The long drive from Memphis to the Pop Fest took over five and a half hours, but who cared?

Canned Heat's Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (R) sings "Going up The Country" as guitarist Henry Vestine plays lead. Photo (c) Phillip Rauls

Delaney and Bonnie's blue-eyed soul was a crowd favorite as they performed their magic at dusk. Band members included Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock and Jim Gordon who would later join Derek & The Dominos.

Imagine trying to find a lost friend in this sea of people.

Blues Master Paul Butterfield entertains the Atlanta Pop Fest crowd.

Delaney and Bonnie's first album titled "Home" was on STAX Records and produced by Don Nix and Duck Dunn and recorded at the famous McLemore Ave. studio.

During that time, another Atlantic Records distributed label, Capricorn Records, was gaining world wide notice with new album releases by The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, Cowboy, Jonathan Edwards, Dixie Dregs and Elvin Bishop Group.

Prayer meeting? I don't think so. Try disguising a smoke-break under cover in broad daylight (c).

Capricorn Records' executive staff consisted of (L-R) co-founder Frank Fenter, VP Promotion Dick Wooley and President Phil Walden. The record company was headquartered in Macon, GA.

The horn section from The Paul Butterfield Band rocked.

Capricorn Records President Phil Walden being interview by news team at the Capricorn Picnic. On a sad note, Walden passed away in 2006 after an extended illness. (c) Phillip Rauls

The Allman Brother's Barry Oakley and Duane Allman pose with a sobering stare. Photograph (c) courtesy of Messy Optics.com.

Phillip Rauls and Capricorn Records' Phil Rush were school mates and long time friends. Phil Rush was formerly the local RCA Records rep prior to joining Capricorn Records in Macon.

Phillip Rauls and Capricorn's Dick Wooley promoted the label's roster to mainstream radio, the print media and the mighty FM Rock.

While performing at the Capricorn Picnic, Black Oak Arkansas' Jim "Dandy" Mangrum spots Phillip in the audience with camera and hoists a thumbs-up in recognition while guitarist Greg Redding sings backup.

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