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Woodstock - 50 years ago today!

Post by Underground Johnny » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:16 pm

Woodstock 3 day festival on August 15, 1969 at 5:00 pm with Richie Havans.

This festival, in my opinion , was the greatest and most important gathering of audience and musical artists the world has ever experienced. Nothing ever came close to it again!

I talked to people today in my town. The 20 something crowd does not even know what Woodstock was and when I mentioned 50 years ago today , they were blank expressions and nobody cared, because they did not even know what it was.

Man on the moon (LOL)

Manson Murders

Woodstock

All with in a month in the year 1969

I had just turned 4 - August 4th , so I was going to enjoy the debut in September of H.R.Pufnstuf and Sesame Street :jumpclap

Music was at a cutting edge spiritual level in 1969. Lots of great debut albums that year , like Santana!

What gets me is how history seems to fade from reality into a legend of BS over time.

"They" say , that the Hippie era ending with the Manson murders and Altamount. Really? How and why would that be?

Nope. More social government control of the people and the trends that we are immersed in up to our necks , so that we really don't have a say in matters and we really can't change the world - BUT - for a moment , we felt like we had.

I guess in the years that followed 1969 , going to a Grateful Dead concert was kind of like still being in the Woodstock frame of mind.

I will always be a 60's child! :smileys-passing-joint :guitarred :rockon :sunshine :bigheart

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Re: Woodstock - 50 years ago today!

Post by SunshineSue » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:59 pm

I was only 8 when it happened, but I do remember my much older brother and sister dragging me to K-mart a couple years later when they were babysitting me so they could buy the album the day it came out.

On another note, I can't believe John Fogerty is still complaining about the Dead interfering with CCR's stage time! :roll:

From the LA Times:

John Fogerty on the Grateful Dead at Woodstock: ‘They sabotaged our chance in the limelight’

s important as the original Woodstock live album and film were for documenting watershed performances by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Joe Cocker, Sly & the Family Stone, the Who and Joan Baez, among others, they’re also noteworthy for acts they omitted: Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, the Band, Neil Young and Creedence Clearwater Revival, to name a few.

The reasons were varied, but one common thread for many participants who opted out of the Woodstock document was that they felt the celebrated “three days of peace and music” didn’t show them to their best advantage.

“By the time we went on it was 2:30 in the morning,” Creedence singer, songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty told The Times in a phone interview. “We played a great set, but there was almost no reaction.”

On the eve of the festival’s 50th anniversary, Fogerty, 74, recounted his role in one of the cornerstone pop culture events of the 20th century and his reasons for belatedly allowing his music to be included on the new limited-edition 38-CD Woodstock 50th anniversary box set. (Creedence’s set also is available individually as the single-disc album “Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at Woodstock.”)
In fact, Fogerty and his modern-day band will perform Sunday at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, near the original Woodstock site in New York State. It’s part of his current 50 Year Trip tour celebrating a single year in which Creedence released three hit albums — “Bayou Country,” “Green River” and “Willy & the Poor Boys” — and charted eight singles, including “Proud Mary,” “Green River,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Born on the Bayou,” within a 12-month span.
Fifty years later, what’s the lasting overall impression of your experience at Woodstock?

I’d been seeing a lot of billboards that said something like “Come to Woodstock for 3 days of Peace, Love and Music.” I got the call to perform in June or maybe July, which seemed pretty late in the game. I wanted to make sure Creedence got a good spot and they agreed to put us on at 9 on Saturday night. It turns out we were the first act to sign, and once we did, all the other acts fell in step. But I didn’t know this at the time. We were told we would go on after the Grateful Dead. They didn’t start until after 9, and they played for 45 minutes and I thought, “Great, we’ll be on pretty soon.” But then they started playing again, and played for another 45 minutes. They didn’t finish until after midnight. I found out in the ‘90s that they’d dropped LSD before they went on, and so there they were onstage, what do you say, pretty bewildered. [He laughs.]

We ran onstage ready to rock ’n’ roll, but everybody was just lying there in front of the stage asleep. That’s why I didn’t want it on the record or in the film. I figured at best it wouldn’t help, and at worst it might hurt us for people to see that. About halfway through, I went to the microphone and said, “We’re playing our hearts out for you and want you to have a good time.” And from the back of the field somewhere I heard a voice shout, “Don’t worry about it, John.” So in my mind, there was one guy who was awake and we finished our set for that guy.
Were you a fan of the Dead at that time, and did their intrusion on your set color your feelings about them?

I’d seen the Dead live a few times around the Bay Area, and I knew their reputation. At the time, I was what you would call pissed off. They sabotaged our chance in the limelight. But over time, I have developed quite an affection for the Dead. They mumbled their way through a career and they outlasted the Man. They changed the paradigm by doing it their own way, and they made it work. But at Woodstock, they were just a bunch of drugged-out hippies.

What led you to allow the recording of Creedence’s complete performance to come out now?

I had never really heard the whole performance until recently; I’d just heard bits of it over time. My son Shane has heard far more of the Woodstock performance than I’ve heard. He’s mentioned it to me more and more in the last three years: “Dad, it’s really good. You ought to listen to it.” He was right.

Has your perspective on Woodstock changed over the decades?

One of the things I thought about after somebody told me that Creedence was the first act to sign, in some ways Creedence is kind of responsible for Woodstock. If I’d known that, I probably would have held out for more.

You’re playing this weekend virtually on the site where Woodstock took place — have you considered reconstructing the exact Woodstock set on Sunday?

It was a really good set, but perhaps some of it doesn’t translate [today] . Some of those songs are lesser known, like “Ninety-Nine and a Half [Just Won’t Do],” we haven’t been doing that much. I’m also a little in fear of tempting the gods, given what happened last time.

You’re also bringing your 50 Year Trip tour back to Las Vegas to extend the residency you’ve been doing there at the Wynn Encore Theater. Back in the days of Woodstock, Las Vegas was considered the antithesis of the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. What persuaded you to play there?

As a kid growing up, you’d see Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dino [Martin] and all that group playing there, and it seemed to a young kid playing rock ‘n’ roll kind of like a place they put you out to pasture. All my life, I had that attitude about Vegas and that whole casino kind of show. So it was with some trepidation I decided to give it a try. I found I really enjoyed it. It didn’t change me. I still come and play my rock ‘n’ roll show, and what I’ve found is my audience, the rock ‘n’ roll audience, comes to see me, and they expect me to be me.

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Re: Woodstock - 50 years ago today!

Post by Tone Weaver » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Hear it all again!

Complete Woodstock 1969 Concert To Be Replayed By WXPN

https://www.jambase.com/article/woodsto ... eplay-wxpn

WXPN can be streamed online and heard over the air in the Philadelphia area on 88.5FM. View the approximate replay schedule below:

Thursday, August 15
5:07 p.m. — Richie Havens
7:10 p.m. — Swami Satchidanadna
7:30 p.m. — Sweetwater
8:30 p.m. — Bert Sommer
9:20 p.m. — Tim Hardin
10:20 p.m. — Ravi Shankar
11:20 p.m. — Melanie
11:55 p.m. — Arlo Guthrie
Friday, August 16
12:55 a.m. — Joan Baez
12:30 p.m. — Quill
1:20 p.m. — Country Joe McDonald
2:00 p.m. — Santana
3:30 p.m. — John B. Sebastian
4:45 p.m. — The Keef Hartley Band
6:00 p.m. — The Incredible String Band
7:30 p.m. — Canned Heat
9:00 p.m. — Mountain
10:30 p.m. — Grateful Dead
Saturday, August 17
12:30 a.m. — Creedence Clearwater Revival
2:00 a.m. — Janis Joplin
3:30 a.m. — Sly & The Family Stone
5:00 a.m. — The Who
8:00 a.m. — Jefferson Airplane
2:00 p.m. — Joe Cocker
6:30 p.m. — Country Joe & The Fish
8:15 p.m. — Ten Years After
10:00 p.m. — The Band
Sunday, August 18
12:00 a.m. — Johnny Winter
1:30 a.m. — Blood, Sweat & Tears
3:00 a.m. — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
6:00 a.m. — The Butterfield Blues Band
7:30 a.m. — Sha Na Na
9:00 a.m. — Jimi Hendrix

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Post by Underground Johnny » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:19 am

Wow wee!!

I had no idea that there was one 12 hour break from music and then another 6 hour break after Jefferson Airplane's Saturday morning set.

They must of had many other activities there to keep folks busy, but that is allot of down time.

Also, why would so many kids have left before Monday mourning , when there was still Jimi Hendrix to close the festival? I mean , it seems everyone was still there peaking on the strong Woodstock vibe at 3:00 am Sunday with Crosy Stills and Nash. 6 hours from this juncture, Jimi Hendrix would put on one of the best concerts of his career. Topping at almost a 2 hour performance. It looked like 2 thousand kids were left in a small huddled crowd , by the time the man hit the stage.

I know everyone was tired after three days, but come on.....if you came this far to get to Woodstock , you just had to stay for Jimi Hendrix. At least that is my level of thinking. :guitarred





Tone Weaver wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Hear it all again!

Complete Woodstock 1969 Concert To Be Replayed By WXPN

https://www.jambase.com/article/woodsto ... eplay-wxpn

WXPN can be streamed online and heard over the air in the Philadelphia area on 88.5FM. View the approximate replay schedule below:

Thursday, August 15
5:07 p.m. — Richie Havens
7:10 p.m. — Swami Satchidanadna
7:30 p.m. — Sweetwater
8:30 p.m. — Bert Sommer
9:20 p.m. — Tim Hardin
10:20 p.m. — Ravi Shankar
11:20 p.m. — Melanie
11:55 p.m. — Arlo Guthrie
Friday, August 16
12:55 a.m. — Joan Baez
12:30 p.m. — Quill
1:20 p.m. — Country Joe McDonald
2:00 p.m. — Santana
3:30 p.m. — John B. Sebastian
4:45 p.m. — The Keef Hartley Band
6:00 p.m. — The Incredible String Band
7:30 p.m. — Canned Heat
9:00 p.m. — Mountain
10:30 p.m. — Grateful Dead
Saturday, August 17
12:30 a.m. — Creedence Clearwater Revival
2:00 a.m. — Janis Joplin
3:30 a.m. — Sly & The Family Stone
5:00 a.m. — The Who
8:00 a.m. — Jefferson Airplane
2:00 p.m. — Joe Cocker
6:30 p.m. — Country Joe & The Fish
8:15 p.m. — Ten Years After
10:00 p.m. — The Band
Sunday, August 18
12:00 a.m. — Johnny Winter
1:30 a.m. — Blood, Sweat & Tears
3:00 a.m. — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
6:00 a.m. — The Butterfield Blues Band
7:30 a.m. — Sha Na Na
9:00 a.m. — Jimi Hendrix

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Post by Boxorain » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:56 pm

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Re: Woodstock - 50 years ago today!

Post by Tone Weaver » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm

Underground Johnny wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:19 am
Wow wee!!

I had no idea that there was one 12 hour break from music and then another 6 hour break after Jefferson Airplane's Saturday morning set.

They must of had many other activities there to keep folks busy, but that is allot of down time.

Also, why would so many kids have left before Monday mourning , when there was still Jimi Hendrix to close the festival? I mean , it seems everyone was still there peaking on the strong Woodstock vibe at 3:00 am Sunday with Crosy Stills and Nash. 6 hours from this juncture, Jimi Hendrix would put on one of the best concerts of his career. Topping at almost a 2 hour performance. It looked like 2 thousand kids were left in a small huddled crowd , by the time the man hit the stage.

I know everyone was tired after three days, but come on.....if you came this far to get to Woodstock , you just had to stay for Jimi Hendrix. At least that is my level of thinking. :guitarred
It had to like a "Survivor" endurance test at times.

I'm sure the breaks were due to the limited numbers of audio and video crew members. And the Rain.

Food and shelter shortages, as well as exhaustion cleared most people out by Monday morning. I also hear some of them had jobs. :D

Back in my early band days, any song from the Woodstock album went over well at gigs. Our audiences were sprinkled with attendees, and wanna-be attendees, that couldn't get enough. Come to think of it, I still play songs by Canned Heat, Hendrix, Santana, The Who, etc. No more "At the Hop" though.

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Re: Woodstock - 50 years ago today!

Post by strangerinboulder » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:33 pm

Tone Weaver wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Underground Johnny wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:19 am
Wow wee!!

I had no idea that there was one 12 hour break from music and then another 6 hour break after Jefferson Airplane's Saturday morning set.

They must of had many other activities there to keep folks busy, but that is allot of down time.

Also, why would so many kids have left before Monday mourning , when there was still Jimi Hendrix to close the festival? I mean , it seems everyone was still there peaking on the strong Woodstock vibe at 3:00 am Sunday with Crosy Stills and Nash. 6 hours from this juncture, Jimi Hendrix would put on one of the best concerts of his career. Topping at almost a 2 hour performance. It looked like 2 thousand kids were left in a small huddled crowd , by the time the man hit the stage.

I know everyone was tired after three days, but come on.....if you came this far to get to Woodstock , you just had to stay for Jimi Hendrix. At least that is my level of thinking. :guitarred
It had to like a "Survivor" endurance test at times.

I'm sure the breaks were due to the limited numbers of audio and video crew members. And the Rain.

Food and shelter shortages, as well as exhaustion cleared most people out by Monday morning. I also hear some of them had jobs. :D

Back in my early band days, any song from the Woodstock album went over well at gigs. Our audiences were sprinkled with attendees, and wanna-be attendees, that couldn't get enough. Come to think of it, I still play songs by Canned Heat, Hendrix, Santana, The Who, etc. No more "At the Hop" though.
Come on man. I know you have Sha Na Na cover tune tucked away...
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Re: Woodstock - 50 years ago today!

Post by strangerinboulder » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:55 pm

Underground Johnny wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Woodstock 3 day festival on August 15, 1969 at 5:00 pm with Richie Havans.

This festival, in my opinion , was the greatest and most important gathering of audience and musical artists the world has ever experienced. Nothing ever came close to it again!

I talked to people today in my town. The 20 something crowd does not even know what Woodstock was and when I mentioned 50 years ago today , they were blank expressions and nobody cared, because they did not even know what it was.

Man on the moon (LOL)

Manson Murders

Woodstock

All with in a month in the year 1969

I had just turned 4 - August 4th , so I was going to enjoy the debut in September of H.R.Pufnstuf and Sesame Street :jumpclap

Music was at a cutting edge spiritual level in 1969. Lots of great debut albums that year , like Santana!

What gets me is how history seems to fade from reality into a legend of BS over time.

"They" say , that the Hippie era ending with the Manson murders and Altamount. Really? How and why would that be?

Nope. More social government control of the people and the trends that we are immersed in up to our necks , so that we really don't have a say in matters and we really can't change the world - BUT - for a moment , we felt like we had.

I guess in the years that followed 1969 , going to a Grateful Dead concert was kind of like still being in the Woodstock frame of mind.

I will always be a 60's child! :smileys-passing-joint :guitarred :rockon :sunshine :bigheart
I was five about ready to start kindergarten. For the most part I've noticed American's have short memories on most subjects. And with Peter Fonda passing away yesterday, "Easy Rider" falls under that 50th anniversary umbrella. And I cherish the fact that I saw the first "Sesame Street" episode later on that year. A lot of events happened that year that "jump- started" my formative years. For better or worse, '69 really resonates with me. On that note, I will leave it open for discussion :o
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