2nd August 2012
Okay so I’ll get us all started with the subject of…
Now, just a quick line to say, I could like many of you fill this page with many facts and pictures of this great past event. But the whole intention is to for you remember the time and recall your own personal memories of these 3 days of beautiful music man, did you go, did you follow it or did you have a local event to follow beside it in recognition of local musicians…
C’mon man speak up and drop in to drop out, drop out.
Way back in 1969, personal computers were still way off in the future. It would be another 30 years before the Internet would come into its own as an easily accessible information source. Suddenly, the history of Woodstock — previously found only in books, photos, newspaper archives, vinyl records, and films — was as close as a key click.
Here’s my first post on Woodstock.
Janis Joplin (click the link for video)
Janis Joplin is a good start to this, she was probably the original hippie. Like or loathe her she is perfect for our lawn and she is my first guest.
15th – 18th August 1969 Woodstock Music festival, it was held at Matt Yasgur’s 600 acre milk farm. There were approximately 500,000 people who attended this and there were 32 acts playing over this period. Were you there in the audience. Let us know a story.
I am from England and was not able to get there, but I believe many from our land did attend. It was more for the American followers, while we on these shores had the Isle of Wight festival. Another topic for another day.
The event was captured in the 1970 documentary movie Woodstock, an accompanying soundtrack album, and Joni Mitchell‘s song “Woodstock“, which commemorated the event and became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Now come on if you have any stories that you would like include do not hesitate to participate.
Lets all get to do some head banging and hair swishing.