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Iron Butterfly Demanded A Helicopter

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British rockers Iron Butterfly were one of the bands scheduled to perform at Woodstock, but they ended up stuck at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. They couldn’t secure ground transportation, so they demanded that the festival organizers send a helicopter for them.

However, Morris sent the group a telegram saying, “For reasons, I can’t go into/Until you are here/Clarifying your situation/Knowing you are having problems/You will have to find/Other transportation/Unless you plan not to come.”

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