Youth: Peace and Pot on Powder Ridge

A lean blond youth raised a bottle high, sipped of the red wine laced with acid, and said dreamily: "Canceled? We're not canceled. This time the chime is in rhyme, the sounds are all around." Apprehensive local officials, backed by court orders, had prevented some of the biggest names in the world of rock—Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone—from performing at the Powder Ridge Ski area near Middlefield, Conn. Undaunted, some 20,000 youngsters turned the reckless affair into a cheerily noisy "people festival."

They made their own sound—laughter, interminable...

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