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Wattstax

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This is a filmed documentary of a black music festival held on August 20, 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum, sponsored by Stax Records and Schlitz Beer. The L.A./Watts riots demonstrated the community's urgent needs to the black show-business community. All the proceeds from the concert and this movie went to charity. Among the better-known performers were [[Performer~P31228~Isaac Hayes~isaachayes]], The Emotions, The Staple Singers, Little Milton and Luther Ingram. [[Performer~P107177~Richard...more

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