On July 28, 1928, Warners follows up with the first all-talking feature, Lights of New York… with 3 songs. Sound arrives fast; by 1929, there were only 38 silents in 290 film releases! End of an era (5 parts)
The Lollapalooza precursor raises money for and awareness of Native American causes. It’s organized by The Cult‘s Ian Astbury with experienced benefit concert promoter Bill Graham (who would die in a copter crash the following year).
The phrase Gathering of the Tribes was earlier associated with a famous Jan. 14, 1967 Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park‘s Polo Grounds. While it too was a benefit (for those who attended) there was no admission charge. ~ Hippies
See also:Scratch (2001 DJ movie)