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Woodstock Festival (1969)

That time Jimi Hendrix flew into the 1968 Miami Pop Festival on a helicopter | Photos

That time Jimi Hendrix flew into the 1968 Miami Pop Festival on a helicopter | Photos

On May 18-19, 1968, the Miami Pop Festival drew an estimated 25,000 rock fans to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach for two days of rock royalty, anchored by its big headliner: Jimi Hendrix.

The late guitar god, fittingly, arrived in South Florida in dramatic fashion, touching down on Gulfstream’s horse-racing track in a helicopter. Over two days, Hendrix would be joined onstage by the likes of John Lee Hooker, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and Chuck Berry.

There to capture the Miami Pop Festival was then-high-school photographer Ken Davidoff, who raced to the horse track, camera in hand, to capture the arriving Hendrix. Fifty of...

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