Woodstock

10th December 1999, Rick Danko died in his sleep at his home near Woodstock, New York. The Canadian guitarist and singer joined The Hawks in 1963 who went on to work as Bob Dylan's backing band, (with Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson). Renamed The Band who released their 1968 debut Music from Big […]

If you missed Woodstock back in 1969, 2 weeks later you could have made your way down to Texas for the Texas International Pop Festival. The festival featured many of the same bands but only had between 120 and 150,000 people over the 3 days. The festival was held in Lewisville, Texas, at the newly […]

It was just weeks after Woodstock… if you didn't want to drive to Texas for the Texas Pop Festival, you could have stopped in New Orleans. On Aug.31, 1969, the New Orleans Pop Festival kicked off. The talent list was spectacular. The Byrds, Canned Heat, Chicago Transit Authority ( Chicago), Country Joe and the Fish, […]

30th August 1969, Two weeks after the Woodstock festival, the second Isle Of Wight festival took place. Over 150,000 turned up over the two days to see Bob Dylan, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Family, Fat Mattress, Julie Felix, Free, Gypsy, […]

The Woodstock festival had just completed Aug. 19, 49 years ago. One of the questions on a lot of peoples minds then was 'how come Bob Dylan didn't play at the festival? It was virtually in his back yard!" Here is a story from the UK that might answer that question. http://www.independent.co.uk/…/bob-dylan-how-the-isle-of-wi… Here’s how the […]

At 11:10 am on Aug. 18, 1969, the Woodstock festival was over. It went down in history as one of the greatest events ever in Rock and Roll. If all of the acts that were scheduled and or invited to perform there would have, it probably would have taken a couple more days. Here is […]

On Aug. 17, 1969, THE BAND played at Woodstock. One year later on the same date, they released their third LP “Stage Fright”. Engineered by an up-and-coming Todd Rundgren, and produced by the group themselves for the first time, the album was recorded at the Woodstock Playhouse in their home base of Woodstock, New York. […]

We just want to set the record straight. If you look at an original Woodstock poster, it says the bands that will be playing on the last day of the festival, Sunday, Aug. 17th would be: The Band The Jeff Beck Group Blood, Sweat & Tears Joe Cocker Crosby, Stills & Nash Jimi Hendrix Iron […]

We are posting this at 2:00 Eastern time. It was at this time, 49 years ago today at Woodstock that Santana took the stage. Here they are blazing through “Soul Sacrifice”. And according to Carlos Santana, they were “blazing”. You also have to keep in mind that Santana didn’t even have a record out yet. […]

On the second day of Woodstock, the artists were still having problems getting to the site on time for their sets. Just after Santana finished their historical set, the next band wasn’t there. However John Sebastian was. He was just hanging out backstage when he was asked if he would play a couple of songs […]


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