Woodstock 40TH Anniversary

BY THE TIME WE GOT TO WOODSTOCK, WE WERE HALF A MILLION STRONG~!

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It took place Aug. 15-18. It was the Concert of ALL Concerts. And it only seemed like yesterday. There was no Violence nor Chaos at the venue in the 4 days. The only disruption there was, was trying to get there. For the conditions that took place with lack of water, food, & personal necessities. Woodstock remained Peaceful throughout the four days without incident. In this Blog, I will take you through the concert with pictures, stories, & THE MUSIC.

It was billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music”. And they lied. It was ” Four Days of Peace and Music “.

SONG LIST DAY BY DAY, BAND BY BAND.

http://www.woodstockstory.com/bandsperformerssetsplaylists1969.html

So sit back and ENJOY. No doubt some pictures I post will disappear and because of You Tube many songs I originally posted have already been removed, so I won’t find all the footage of all the actual Woodstock appearances. But I’ll do my best to show 100% of it as I can.

First Version and video of Woodstock is my favorite. And is playing

 

 

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http://www.discoverynet.com/~barnes/Woodstock_songs.htm

 

Richie Havens…FREEDOM

 

Sweetwater ….

In a Rainbow

 

Motherless Child

 

What’s Wrong

 

My Crystal Spider

 

Bert Sommer ……. Jennifer

 

Tim Hardin …….” If I Were A Carpenter”

 

Arlo Guthrie – Coming Into Los Angeles

 

Joan Baez – We shall overcome

 

MELANIE- LAY DOWN

 

Country Joe McDonald – I Feel Like I’m Fixin To Die Rag

 

John B. Sebastian…. Darling I’ll be Home Soon

 

“Younger Generation”

 

Keef Hartley Band – Halfbreed – Leavin’ Trunk

 

Crowd Rain Chant

 

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Santana

Evil Ways

 

Savour

 

Soul Sacrifice

 

Canned Heat – Woodstock Boogie

 

A Change Is Gonna Come / Leaving This Town

 

Creedence Clearwater Revival…

Born On The Bayou

 

SUZIE Q

 

I Put A Spell On You

 

The Who – My Generation

 

See Me, Feel Me/Listening To You

 

Summertime Blues

 

Wavy Gravy

 

Jefferson Airplane… 

Saturday Afternoon/Won’t You Try

 

White Rabbit

 

Volunteers

 

 

 

Uncle Sam Blues

 

The Band – The Weight

 

Sha Na Na…. At The Hop

 

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Joe Cocker

I Shall Be Released

 

With a Little Help From My Friends

 

“Lets go get stoned”

 

Ten Years After …..

 

I’m Going Home

 

I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes…

 

Johnny Winter…….. Mean Town Blues

 

Mountain – Southbound Train

 

GREATFUL DEAD

 

Blood Sweat & Tears… I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

 

More and More

 

Paul Butterfield Blues Band ….

Drifting Blues

 

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

 

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young…..

 

Helplessly Hoping

 

Suite Judy Blue Eyes  

 

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A Long Time Gone

 

“Wooden Ships”

 

I still break out in goosebumps when I hear this song, the depths of the lyrics reach the soul. For the times and what they stood for.

 

 

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Stills and Young Mr. Soul

 

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Daylight again!
Followin’ me to bed
I think about a hundred years ago…
How my fathers bled!
I think I see a valley
Covered with bones in blue
All the brave soldiers that cannot get older
They’re askin’ after you
Can you hear the past a- callin’
From Armageddon’s side?
When ev’ryone’s a-talkin’
And no-one is list’nin’…
How can we decide?!

 

Daylight Again/The Cost Of Freedom

 

 

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Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher

 

 

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Janis Joplin……….

 Work Me Lord

 

SUMMERTIME

 

Kozmic Blues

 

Try

 

Ball and Chain

 

 

 

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Voodoo Child

 

Hey Joe

 

Red House

 

Fire

 

Message To Love

 

Izabella

 

The Star Spangled Banner

 

Purple Haze/Woodstock Improvisation/Villnova Junction

 

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When Jimi Hendrix ended his set, it completed 4 days of Bliss, And concluded one of the best concerts in HISTORY. It was viewed by many as one of the last hurrahs of its Generation. Criticized by those that did not understand its importance of what the message it represented and gave out. Max Yasgur who owned the farm in Bethel, N.Y. put it’s context into words the best.

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He seemed to understand best after witnessing what he did, and the words he spoke to those half of million ” KIDS ” were from his heart and soul. That there was no trouble of any kind from start to finish at Woodstock and they did prove to the world that Peace could be achieved without a chaotic outcome. There were two deaths ( one overdose, one tractor mishap ) & two births. The helicopters were military bringing in food, water, medical supplies & help. They were applauded by all.

Woodstock for four days was a city in itself, with people caring and looking out for one another. For some it was the last concert they’d see for some time A girl in one of my junior high school classes said her cousin attended Woodstock. Three weeks later he reported for duty, and 3 months later was In Country in Vietnam. She moved at the end of the 1970 school year, I don’t know if her cousin returned or not. I’d like to think so.

It was an age for innocence and for revolt. Most of all, it defined CHANGE. For Good, Bad & Indefference. The Woodstock Generation thought they could change the world.

FOR FOUR DAYS THEY DID,

AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

I came upon a child of god
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
Im going on down to yasgurs farm
Im going to join in a rock n roll band
Im going to camp out on the land
Im going to try an get my soul free

We are stardust
We are golden
And weve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

Then can I walk beside you
I have come here to lose the smog
And I feel to be a cog in something turning
Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe its the time of man
I dont know who l am
But you know life is for learning

We are stardust
We are golden
And weve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

By the time we got to woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our nation

We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devils bargain
And weve got to get ourselves

 

Back to the garden………………………….WRITTEN BY JONI MITCHELL

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/WoodstockDVD

 

GOD BLESS YOU MR. YASGUR,

YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

BY THE TIME WE GOT TO WOODSTOCK WE WERE A HALF A MILLION STRONG!

 

 

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Woodstock 40TH Anniversary

  1. I like what you constructed here, great flow and insight about THE concert of them all.

  2. Thanks

    I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Wish I could bring back those days minus Nam. But in a way that’s what fueled that exact time frame music wise.

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