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Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone called it one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. 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.
Richie Havens – JUST LIKE A WOMAN – From the CD “The 30th Anniversary Concert” – 1993. Recorded live October 16, 1992, Madison Square Garden, NY.
Grateful Dead – DEAL – from their legendary concert at Barton Hall, Cornell University, 5/8/77.
Sly and the Family Stone – EVERYDAY PEOPLE – from the band's classic album Stand! (1969)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE – From their 1970 album Cosmo's Factory, the group's fifth album. The song's title and lyrics, as well as the year it was released (1970), have led many to assume that the song is about the Vietnam War. The fact that previous Creedence Clearwater Revival songs such as "Fortunate Son" were protests of the Vietnam War added to this belief. However, according to John Fogarty, that's not really the case. Fogerty, in a 1993 interview with the Los Angeles Times, said: “I think a lot of people thought that because of the times, but I was talking about America and the proliferation of guns, registered and otherwise. I'm a hunter and I'm not antigun, but I just thought that people were so gun-happy -- and there were so many guns uncontrolled that it really was dangerous, and it's even worse now. It's interesting that it has taken 20-odd years to get a movement on that position.”
Canned Heat – ON THE ROAD AGAIN – From their 1968 album Boogie with Canned Heat
|Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – OHIO – “Ohio" is a protest song written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970.|
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – PURPLE HAZE – From band's 1967 album Are You Experienced. "Purple Haze" has become one of the "archetypical psychedelic drug songs of the sixties". "Purple Haze's" guitar virtuosic techniques would be emulated by many metal guitarists.
Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company – DOWN ON ME - "Down on Me" is a traditional song from 1930s that became popular following its remake by Big Brother and the Holding Company. Janis Joplin rearranged the song and created new lyrics. The song was originally released in the summer of 1967 and was featured on the band's debut album Big Brother & the Holding Company. Taken from their CD “Live in Winterland, 1968”.
The Band –UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK – "Up on Cripple Creek" is the fifth song on The Band's eponymous second album, The Band. “Up on Cripple Creek" was written by all members of "The Band" (Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson), with drummer Helm singing lead vocal with back up vocals by Rick Danko (Bass), Richard Manuel (Piano). Taken from their “Live At Watkins Glen CD”, 1995.
Johnny & Edgar Winter – I CAN’T STAND IT – Written by Elias McDaniel, this version was recorded live at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 17, 1969. Taken from the CD “Johnny Winter – The Woodstock Experience”, 2009. Previously unreleased.
Jefferson Airplane – VOLUNTEERS – “Volunteers" is a Jefferson Airplane single that was released to promote the album Volunteers two months before its release. It was written by Marty Balin and Paul Kantner together. Marty was woken up by a truck one morning, which happened to be a truck with Volunteers of America painted on the side. Marty started writing lyrics down and then asked Paul to help him with the music. Recorded live at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 17, 1969. From the CD”Jefferson Airplane- The Woodstock Experience”. 2009.