Woodstock

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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 […]

The Woodstock Festival started 49 years ago today at 5:07 EST when Richie Havens took the stage. He played for 1 hour and 53 minutes. He played every song he knew. He wasn’t suppose to be the first performer, but because of the traffic problems, the other artist were having problems getting to the site. […]

15th August 1969, Woodstock Festival was held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and […]

The 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, entitled “Woodstock ’94,” began on Aug. 12, 1994. It was held in Saugerties, NY, with over 30 bands playing for a crowd of about 350,000. Performers from the original Woodstock appearing at Woodstock ’94 were The Band, Santana, Joe Cocker, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, surviving members of Sweetwater, and […]

It was almost a year after Woodstock that The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held on August 7–9, 1970 in Leoni Township, Michigan. The Goose Lake promoters set out to create a better planned event with better facilities for rock fans than Woodstock. Goose Lake Park was built on 390 acres of land, with […]

The sound track from the movie “Woodstock” was released on May 11, 1970. Two months later, on July 11th when the new Billboard Album Charts came out, it became the #1 LP in the US. It would stay there for 4 weeks. Is there one particular track on the LP that stands out to you? […]

If there was ever a spokesman for the “Woodstock Generation”, we would think it would be Arlo Guthrie. Today, Arlo has 71 candles on his birthday cake. He has so much great music so were not going to ask you which one of his songs you like best. We’ll make it harder…. which lyric do […]

The soundtrack LP from the movie “Woodstock” was released on May 11, 1970. The album was titled “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More.” It was a live album of selected performances from the 1969 Woodstock festival. It was originally released on Atlantic Records’ Cotillion label as a set of 3 LPs in 1970 […]

On April 1, 1970, the movie “Woodstock” opened in Los Angeles. It’s release was not like that of other major motion pictures. It opened in different cities at different times. In most major cities, the film only played at one theater at a time, but because thousands of people were showing up to see it, […]


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