"WOODSTOCK: 38 YEARS LATER"
|This upcoming weekend, Friday, August 17th, marks the 37th
anniversary of the groundbreaking music festival, the one and only
Woodstock, which took place from Friday, August 15th to Sunday, August
17th, well, Monday, August 18th if you count Hendrix's performance on
Monday morning, which began at 8:30 AM after an all night concert on
Recently, I found an article which I had clipped from The New York Times I think, dated Tuesday, August 8th, 1989, mentioning how Woodstock was being remembered 20 years later. So, here it is nearly 40 years later, and I figured there would be nothing to commemorate Woodstock at this point, considering the surviving musicians are now close to 70, and Grace Slick retired years ago. HOWEVER, if you are in the Bethel, NY area this weekend, on Friday, August 17th, there will be a concert featuring Arlo Guthrie and Ritchie Havens, two of the musicians originally at Woodstock in 1969. More info about that HERE.
TRIVIA: Did you know that in the movie Tommy, Grace Slick was one of the women considered to be cast as Tommy's mom?
Anyway in Saugerties, NY, there was Woodstock '94, which I did manage to catch it live on pay per view as it took place from August 12-14th. I remember that The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nine Inch Nails blew away Metallica. Dressed as giant light bulbs, The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked! Green Day rocked too, amidst a total mudfight! Other memorable moments include seeing some guys showing live on tv, how they got around parking hassles. They cut a hole into the fence, drove their VW Bug through the opening, and hid their car in their tent. A guy attending the festival mentioned a 2 liter bottle of Pepsi cost like $6. There was also lots of mud and rain. Sound familiar?;) Here's a great review of Woodstock '94, by the way.
Oh, brother can you spare $8 million dollars? If so, Max Yasgur's farm, forever immortalized in the song, "Woodstock," by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, well, it's for sale. More info about this and other interesting Woodstock trivia at The Woodstock '69 Page. Peace! Pingeek.
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