Mar y Sol (Sea and Sun) International Pop Concert

The three-day Latino Woodstock began on April 1, 1972, as over 30,000 music fans rocked the Mar y Sol (Sea and Sun) International Pop Concert in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.  Performers included Alice Cooper, Elton John, Dave Brubeck, Billy Joel, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.  The festival experienced the controversy and incidents that characterized other large gatherings of rock music and fans, and the festival’s organizer departed early to avoid arrest.  According to the New York Times, the audience viewed it as a wonderful success.