Another sad day when such an iconic artist that showcased the most historical concert of all time dies. Yes all of us are getting older but it still stings and stuns us when one from our own tribe, the boomer generation leaves us.
Three (actually 4) Days of Peace & Music.
For the next four days I will feature some of the Artists and the Bands that played starting with Aug. 15th then 16th, 17th & 18th 1969.
8th song (auto-play) of a very long set for Richie Havens who they kept telling to stay on stage because Sweetwater hadn’t arrived yet. Motherless Child/Freedom became infamous at Woodstock for his energized powerful drenched in sweat ending.
We were tougher, unspoiled ( unless you wanted your ass kicked by your parents ), more mature and willing to take to the streets and fight for what we believed in. Even if we got our heads kicked in.
Weren’t always right, weren’t always wrong.
In 1968 two of our hero’s were murdered before the nations eyes. Bobby Kennedy & Martin Luther King Jr.
The 68′ Tet offensive threw Nam into another realm as if it hadn’t been disastrous enough. No doubt in any body’s minds that RFK would have been our next President had he not been assassinated.
And Nam would have ended soon after. But as the words goes it just wasn’t meant to be. And I still say why the hell not.
Written by Alex Del Zoppo
Released in 1968 off their self entitled album and the first.
Nancy ( Nansi ) Nevins – vocals
Alex Del Zoppo – piano, and harmonica and backing vocals
Fred Herrera – bass and backing vocals
August Burns – cello
Alan Malarowitz – drums
Elpidio “Pete” Cobian – congas, percussion and backing vocals
Albert Moore – flute, Tambourine, Cowbell, backing vocals
You can tell it’s getting closer to the original Woodstock Anniversary.