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Woodstock 43rd Anniversary ~ Day Three

Day Three: Sunday, August 17 1969

Jefferson Airplane

 

1. The Other Side Of This Life
2. Plastic Fantastic Lover
3. Volunteers
4. Saturday Afternoon / Won’t You Try
5. Eskimo Blue Day
6. Uncle Sam’s Blues
7. Somebody To Love
8. White Rabbit

 

Sadly any video footage of Max Yasgur’s speech to the crowd at Woodstock is no longer anywhere to be found on the internet. But his words were the focal point of this entire concert and happening.

” I’m a farmer, I don’t know how to speak to twenty people at one time, let alone a crowd like this. But I think you people have proven something to the world — not only to the Town of Bethel, or Sullivan County, or New York State; you’ve proven something to the world. This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place. We have had no idea that there would be this size group, and because of that you’ve had quite a few inconveniences as far as water, food, and so forth. Your producers have done a mammoth job to see that you’re taken care of… they’d enjoy a vote of thanks. But above that, the important thing that you’ve proven to the world is that a half a million kids — and I call you kids because I have children that are older than you are — a half million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing but fun and music, and I God Bless You for it! “

Thank You Mr. Yasgur

 

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Wednesday Woodstock 43rd Anniversary ~ Day One

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.

My Original Woodstock 40th anniversary post is here with more in-depth pictures and video’s ( although some missing via YT).

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.

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