November 23,1967

Vol. 1, No. 2

A good feeling circulated throughout the crowds on both days at the Synanon and Marin Youth Clubs benefit. It was held at the Peacock Gap Country Club at McNear's Beach in San Rafael, California, from noon to dark on October 28th and 29th. And, if the weather had been warmer all in attendance could have gone swimming in the pool. If you brought the family, the children could occupy themselves at the club's playground. In short, it resembled a gigantic family picnic.

Large crowds filled the club grounds on both days -- nearly 2,000 on Saturday and many more on Sunday. Saturday's bill featured Big Brother and the Holding Co., The Youngbloods, Vince Guaraldi Trio, The Sopwith Camel, The Cycle, and Tom and Lee; and on Sunday two jazz groups, the Chris Ibanez Trio and The George Duke Trio, were added to the line-up. The audiences on both days were equally responsive to all entertainers. The enthusiasm was so great on Sunday that the crowd stayed til after dark, even though they were unable to see the group that was playing -- The Sopwith Camel. The Camel solved the darkness problem, however, by turning the lights of their ambulance on and directing them at the stage.