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Idyllwild hosts 80 bands in benefit festival
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Idyllwild hosts 80 bands in benefit festival

Nearly 3,000 supporters ascend to fire ravaged mountain town Photo by Michele MarshSunset Rumble sits atop the stage set up outside the Idyllwild Town Hall. The weather was in the mid 70s, which made outside performances a pleasure. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor It was exactly 49 years ago that 32 bands entertained more than 400,000 music lovers outside Woodstock, N.Y., during the weekend of Aug. 15-17, 1969. It was the merging of like spirits that changed the history of rock and roll. Ironically, this past weekend, Aug. 17-19, was an equally significant moment in time for the small mountain community of Idyllwild where 80 bands converged on the

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