It’s a fact...
Canadian band Lighthouse did decline an invitation to play at Woodstock, where headliners included Santana, Canned Heat, Janis Joplin, and Country Joe and The Fish.
Why? Because some members of Lighthouse feared that the water supply would be spiked with drugs. Really!
Grant Fullerton, a member of the band at the time, elaborated on that when we interviewed him. “We were booked to play Woodstock, but our manager decided to pull us out of it because he thought it was going to be a bad scene. You look at it (now) and say “boy, that was certainly a bad mistake.”
Nevertheless, the band did perform at the famous 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, sharing the stage with such musicians as Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull, Joni Mitchell and The Who.
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