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hey..i forgot to ask:
i was hoping to ask if anyone knows or heard of bert sommer...
i cant seem to find his music anywhere...
i'd love to have his 'The Road To Travel' album...
if anyone has it, do they think they could send via email maybe?
adelaide, sa australia - Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 00:34:40 (EDT)

hey there everyone..
U are so true! is such a bad time to be in...
I met Janis Ian when she came not long ago, and she said that she
was so glad that she was in the 60's...
why does it have to take the most beautiful people to realize that
we NEED the 60's conciousness back again;we are already at the
beginnings of and are in the METROPOLIS state of mind...where are we
actually heading to?...
I also feel that we have to embrace something more than christianity
as well, time has eroded its meaning and credibility for todays new
aeon, the new aeon of the age of HORUS!!!...

adelaide, s.a australia - Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 00:24:53 (EDT)

Fuckin' 60's Rocked!!!!!!!! The Doors, Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Dylan,
Janis Joplin, Buffalo Springfield, CCR, The Band, The Who, The
Beetles, Cream, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane,The Greatful

Toronto, On Canada - Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 12:47:57 (EDT)

winchester, va usa - Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 20:52:15 (EDT)

andrew you're absolutly right.. and anyone else who agrees too...
bring bakc the 60's is right... i wish I would've been born in the
fuckin 60s!!! i had to be born in fuckin 89 instead... :( the 60s
was just the best music ever.. and ever will be unless music gets
back to its roots... and i hate how i've heard that greenday actually
said they were the future of rock and roll... fuck no.. they're the
future of shit music and more shit music to come.. the 60s had the
best music.. 70s too... Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones,
Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iron
Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, The Doors, Cream, all those
fuckin LEGENDS.. thats music... this shit now is just terrible...
especially the rap... rap is the worst thing ever invented.. rock and
roll forever!!! get the word around... rock and roll forever!!! maybe
by spreading the word we can help prevent the spread of shit music
and bring back the "real" rock and roll... the best day in my life
was when i bought the dark side of the moon.. lol... rock and roll
will always live
- Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 19:18:00 (EDT)

Oh now that sucks: those poor hippies had to sit through Sha-Na-Na
when they could have had Jeff Beck Group: vomit! Equivalent of
replacing U2 with The Hooters....
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, June 17, 2005 at 22:41:24 (EDT)

If anyone likes Woodstock they should check out Bonnaroo Music and
Arts festival in Manchester, TN. It's not nearly as historic as
Woodstock, but it nothing short of amazing. The bands and the music
are incredible and with an attendance of over 90,000 people every
year it's nuts.
Des Moines , IA US - Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 19:55:13 (EDT)

I was wondering where I could find a copy of "For Pete's Sake" by
Sweetwater... Can anybody help?

- Monday, June 13, 2005 at 20:40:25 (EDT)

Woodstock was a catch 22 for me,it was the greatest time of my life
but a month later I was drafted and went to war.THE band that kicked
ass and didnt get much credit was Mountain. Everyone remembers the
big name bands but let me tell you Mountain really stole the
HOLLYWOOD , FL USA - Monday, June 13, 2005 at 06:52:53 (EDT)

Woodstock 69 was just a soft ending to a decade that really didn't have music with electric guitars until around the time of woodstock which made most of the electric guitarists that performed at the event beginners or "experimenters" in their type of music. This accounted for some lame music in that some of them didn't yet know about how rock was supposed to sound at the time. Some of those bands really looked freaky, even judging by todays standards. Woodstock 99 was way cooler than the original. i'm sure a lot more people got laid there than back at the first one with all the stinky fuzzy hairballs soaked in puke and piss. And where were the beatles?
Music Critic
woodstock, new york america - Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 11:49:28 (EDT)

Hippie Sunflower
ill do it!

mr crowley
- Friday, April 29, 2005 at 18:37:40 (EDT)

you're right, after grunge, shitty music took control. people would say like "if they suck, then why r they on tv?" its because people have nothing else to listen to
- Friday, April 29, 2005 at 02:24:01 (EDT)

modern day music blows. im sicking of having to deal with the shit the mtv feeds us. its crap. its no longer art, or the lust to make good music. its a bunch a faggots who just want money and fame. god music pretty much ended with grunge
Anacortes, wa USA - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 02:16:10 (EDT)

My dad raised me on classic rock since as long as I can remember. I'm only 15 now, but I still appreciate and love that music. It's the true music. They didn't edit anything to make it sound good. They had talent... that is what made the music good. You can't sit and just listen to modern ''rock'' anymore. If you sit down to listen to all the great bands of the 60's and 70's, you can truley listen to it and become engrossed. I spend hours just listening. You can't just do that anymore. And don't get me started on the lyrics. Let's get a little deeper than "I loved her she broke my heart, wah" The culture is missing.

I was born into the wrong generation...
Michigan U.S. - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 20:06:08 (EDT)

i dont like modern day music. the best was back in the 60's and 70's. i am only 14 and most people my age are brainwashed with greenday and stuff. its sad how the best guitarists have been forgotten, such as jimi hendrix, jeff beck, jimmy page, rory gallagher, eric clapton and so on. i could keep naming.
melbourne, vic aus - Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 06:44:57 (EDT)

damn that was a great concert i was so outta my mind in acid the first day but i don think i missed much haha ne way hendrix ripped like no other and frigin word slick...n shes a sexy demon too
steve f
- Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 17:30:22 (EDT)

woodstock was so rad. i had mad sex.

steven kilt
maysville, ky usa - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 13:26:27 (EDT)

one of the most best concerts would have to be woodstock i am doing a reaserch paper I have been listing to classic rock since i was in kindergarden and some new rock. rock is comming back but no punk rock i will always love rock
Jeremy Miller
Morristown, TN USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 10:25:41 (EDT)

Gimmig de Creedence!
- Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 09:47:21 (EDT)

Bought two tickets for the fest in June 1969 ... 17 at the time ... was planning on hitching out to New York with my good pal Glenn ... a week before the festival, I got busted by my folks ... something in my sock drawer that they felt shouldn't have been there ... needless to say, I was grounded and not allowed to go ... in retrospect, I should have skipped out on my groundness and hitched a ride on a dragonfly ... would have been one hell of a time and would have had some great stories to tell the grandchildren ... but, everyone has at least one big regret in life, and that is mine ... perhaps in the next life I will get a second chance ... and if so, there will be no question ... I will be in the front roll with the contents of my sock drawer jammin' to Jimi ...
Steve Warrenfetlz
Batavia, Illinois USA - Monday, April 25, 2005 at 22:40:08 (EDT)

damn i wish i was born 30 years earlier... would have loved it... does anyone know if woodstocks are any good anymore? and i wish the doors had a chance to play, that would have been great... jim jimi and janis all died at 27 (such a shame) would hagve been awsome for all of them to play together... besides, they all rock
san anselmo, ca us - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 15:38:27 (EDT)

Hi i went to woodstock and it was certainly a Biblical event, and without a doubt the greatest thing in Rock History. I remember I was nineteen at the time and 2 years earlier went to the Monterey.I went with one of my buddies, Bobby, and we had the time of our lives.Even though many of us were starving, it was definitely worth it. Best part was probably THe last two days. Jimi hendrix Rocked and Ritchie Havens really aroused us about the war going on. Many of the bands were at there best and most spiritual about the vibe of it. My favorite performance was Jimi Hendrix playing the American anthem, what real connection and pride i had when he hit those notes.Overall, woodstock was sithout a doubt the greatest time of my life. Peace, Love, and Music.
winchester, WA Usa - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 18:49:41 (EDT)

My God i wish I was alive then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to bad the jeff beck group didn't make it. him an jimi would have kicked!
but the woodstocks now will never be good. it just isn't right with out hendrix janis or the WHO(fuck ya)
who plays in them now anyways.
mr crowley
- Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 18:49:03 (EDT)

hi people i was at woodstock back in 69 i went wit hmy girlfriend and my best bud and his girl, i had the time of my life and i feel sooo sorry for all the people who didnt go, i was 18 at the time and came all the way over from england just to go to woodstock, hendrix is a god i still remember his amazing version of the american anthem (star spangled banner) it was very humbling and i will never forget woodstock 69, i loved it and i think that woodstock 99 was a discrace towards music and all who participated in the acts which went on at woodstock 99 should really feel ashamed of themselfs, they toataly forgot what woodstock is truly about.... music..... love .... and peace, peace people x x x
worcester, england - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 16:47:09 (EDT)

What were the stage announcements like for the Woodstock of 1969?? what where some things they talked about?
Huntsville, al United States - Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 15:35:01 (EDT)

I went to woodstock, back in the day. Man, that Jimi Hendrix kicks american ass on the star spangled banner. DAMN! That Janis Joplin, first person to ever get a tattoo. Too bad led zeppelin never went when they were supposed too. That sucks. Well, I think we should have a 2009 woodstock coming up. That would be cool. I would so go.
Douglas Pierce
Auburn, New York USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 14:36:39 (EDT)

I haven't been here in so long!

- Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 15:07:52 (EDT)

Yesterday I saw Mister Joe Cocker live!!! He's great!!!
by alittle help :-)
Der Basser
Nuremberg, Bayern Germany - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 10:27:37 (EDT)

who was the influential black guitarist who played at woodstock in 1969?
leeds, england - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 05:03:32 (EDT)

Hey I'm doing a research paper on the history of Woodstock and it's fans. If anybody would like to do an interview online that would be awesome!
email me at:
- Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 22:37:23 (EDT)

hey im only 15 so i wasnt at woodstock 69' and i doubt that the 94' or 99' ones were anybetter in anyway because it wasnt the same the ones in 94' and stuff were more about hateful rebeling and angst don't get me wrong thought cuz i love green day and punk rock so i would like to thank the kids of the 60' for srating punk!!!!!!!!!ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
marion, OH usa - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 12:07:36 (EDT)

Anyone here a groupie at Woodstock? I was. I screwed the drummer in Santana. Share your stories
- Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 19:52:30 (EDT)

Anyone go to SARStock in Toronto? It reminded me of when i was at Woodstock. ACDC and Rolling Stones ruled!
Albany, NY USA! - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 19:49:22 (EDT)

I was going to go to woodstock. the guy i was going with was a speed freak and i didn't want to get busted at the border.It's my biggest regret that I didn't go. I was hoping to see Iron Butterfly. They couldn't get theere anyway but still. I love In a gadda da vida. I am from Toronto. Anyone else here from T.O?
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 19:47:39 (EDT)

I'm a HUGE Sha-Na-Na fan, obviously I wasn't born yet so I didn't fo to Woodstock in person, but i went in my mother's belly. and it so totally rocked!!!!!
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 19:54:33 (EST)

I am a huge roling stones and ccr fan!!!! i obviosly was not there in woodstock, but all i can say that the people that have been thorugh that decade are the most luckiest people of all time. unfortunately enough music wont be the same again. ever. roll with the stones!!!!!!!!!
bangalore, Karnatake india - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 04:05:58 (EST)

Hello everybody! The Woodstock-Time was the greatest time of music. Because all these bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin and later AC/DC(BON SCOTT FOREVER)are the best bands of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Premnitz, Brandenburg Germany - Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 08:49:09 (EST)

i am only 12 so i dont know much about woodstock but my dad grew up round about the era, i bought wookstock the directors cut and was amazed by santana hendrix ( i was already a hendrix fan ) and canned heat. Some of you guys are so lucky growin up then, the 00's suck ass.
Nairn, Scotland - Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 16:18:38 (EST)

Hey, I wasn't at Woodstock, but I watched an entire 4 hour video on it on VH1 the other day. It rocked. Note this, I'm only 14 years old. If any of you would like to send me a little bit of info on Woodstock, would you send me some info at I am mostly interested in Hendrix and could you tell me how he was?
Mason Earp
North Carolina USA - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 23:55:11 (EST)

with respect to the Doors not performing i think they were originally put on the list but were rejected when Jim Morrison was charged for some incident at their miami concert after he allegedly showed his dick to the crowd!
- Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 15:50:01 (EST)

Woodstock '69 ruled. i got fucked up like never before. drugs used to be good back in the day. the 60's ruled.
Michael Hunt
Harrisonburg, VA USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 15:26:55 (EST)

Damien makes a point. Not that the last one, sucked, it could have been better. At least a little St. Stephen, c'mon. Just some more of the music that they didnt show us, I'd like to see some grateful dead, or some mountain, more Country Joe! and um, some more who...that'd be nice. Peace + Love
USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 13:53:21 (EST)

in my opinion..Ten years after(alvin lee)....they were great...and so were the who n was one awesome event...unlike ws
- Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 10:21:43 (EST)

monterey pop festival was better
- Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 16:58:58 (EST)

PEEEEEEEEEEEASE make a new movie of Woodstock because that last one sucked
Damien A
- Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 11:22:28 (EST)

we wish we were in a band back in the 60S because we love woodstock but we are in a band right now named the blamed so if any one wil put a new woodstock together we will BE THERE!

Why did they include Canned Heat instead of Black Sabbath,The Doors, Iron Butterfly or Led Zeppelin.
Damien A , Tony Woods, & Kade Red
Fort Wayne, In. U.S.A. - Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 11:20:03 (EST)

add 94 and 99
- Monday, March 14, 2005 at 10:43:59 (EST)

Are you sure about this lineup? I was at Woodstock sitting right up front and we were there from Fri eve to Sun aft. This line up of performers does not sound correct to me.
Many of the performers you have listed as Day One, Two and Three performed on Sat. We sat there for 14 hours on Sat right up to Sly and left after that. On Sun we could here Hendrix playing the Star Spangeld Banner from a little abandoned house we had crashed in. What day 4 are you talking about?
J Schreiber
NYC, NY USA - Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 15:38:31 (EST)

I know Jimi Hendrix he is my best friend he still is even when he is died I live with Jimi for all my life but the thing is the we were more then friends we were happy with each other we kiss and hold hands but after he died he said love 4ever
Sal morehego
comtton, CA US - Friday, March 11, 2005 at 14:57:51 (EST)

I am collecting anything to do with the woodstock festival. I was only 5 when it took place i have fantasized about being there.If anybody has anything for sale please let me know.


Bob Smith
Swanzey, NH USA - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 18:30:09 (EST)

hi there people, I wish i was back in the 60's. I find today's culture is all excessive consumerism and mindless, to say the least.
Everyone who were in the 60's had celebrated a wonderful time of culture, peace, and love, which today doesn't seem to have that magickal abundance and free-spirit it carried along with it.I know people say "you have to look into the future, not the past" and all that conformist rubbish, but how can u not?; i have a nostalgia about it that only comes with people who have experienced those years.
Richie Havens played in Adelaide on the 6th-Sunday afternoon for 'WOMADELAIDE'Festival ,I just had to attend for Richie Havens, and it was the most beautiful experience i have ever felt being in that most humblest of presence; he poured wisdom down my mouth and fed my ignorant soul!
To feel his presence and what he is all about gave me a feeling of how it would be, if had i been at WOODSTOCK 69'!!!
I cherish the thought of anyone who has experienced such uniqueness and originality in their lifetime.:)
Thanks, Peace!:)

*email if anyone would like to give me their reminiscence:
adelaide, S.A. Australia - Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 07:39:03 (EST)

I wonder why the doors didn't play at woodstock i would think they would have got selected.
Matt Gross
Greenville, Sc USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 16:10:01 (EST)

Indeed Woodstock was a historical performance by many especially Hendrix who I saw in Berlin in late 67. He was unbelievable. They called him the Wildman of Pop.
Elchingen, Germany - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 15:26:48 (EST)

Warren - note the message sent on 01-17 by a guy name Sylvester on another Woodstock album that captured some music not on the original recording. Just scroll down this list. It was called Woodstock Diary. Peace!
Sardis, ms usa - Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 15:23:51 (EST)

Recently I listened to the woodstock records. after reading this set list i realized a large chunk of the music played at the festival was not included on the record does anyone know where i could get i more complet recording if so please E-mail me i am very intersted
Usa - Monday, March 07, 2005 at 09:49:50 (EST)

i love all the band who played at woodstock. too bad im only 14 and wasn't around to see them. i'm doing a project on woodstock and need some stories (that is if peopl can remember with all the drugs)ok well i love the 60's music and stuff so yea

Baltimore, Md US - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 11:25:36 (EST)

For those of us who grew up with Hendrix, every song he recorded or performed was signficant. Certainly, "Hey Joe" "Foxy Lady" and "Purple Haze" defined him for the masses, but "All Along the Watchtower" was a gem that had far more significance than "Master Mind" and "Izabella", which he did play at Woodstock.
Saugerties, NY - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 07:04:55 (EST)

Interesting that HYendrix did a long set of 16 songs, but did not do this supposed all time classic song "All Along The Watchtower." Just proves what I'vebeen saying about the song not being anywhere near as significant, at the time, as most younger fans think that it was.

- Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 21:21:42 (EST)

i was obviously not at woodstock, being born in '82 but i would've given anything to grow up in that era and to have gone. I'm just sad that we will probably never have music that will move and change us like that again. I'm a big CCR fan!! along with jefferson airplane, the band and the who
greensboro, nc - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 21:27:33 (EST)

Canned Heat, outstanding. Thanks a ton Willis and Mike!
Joe Nobody
Jacksonville, FL USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 16:17:51 (EST)

The song is called A change is gonna come/Leaving this town and I agree its a fuckn badass performance it's funny u say bear of a man cuz thats the lead singers nickname.
- Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 15:54:17 (EST)

Sly & The Family Stone's performance was by far the best. The whole crowd was rocking to "Higher" unbelievable!
- Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 11:09:58 (EST)

Canned Heat is the band. Check out the Directors Cut DVD- if u think that performance is good wait for santana's soul sacrifice. its jaw dropping

Vancouver, BC Canada - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 00:11:21 (EST)

Now let it be known that I was born in 72 and Woodstock was before my time. With that being said, I still enjoy good music and I would greatly appreciate some info. I was watching something about Woodstock on a cable channel not long ago and I saw one of the baddest jams I have ever seen in my life. I have no idea who this band was but the singer was a bear of a man in a yellow shirt. He had black hair and a full black beard. Between vocals, whilst his band played on, he shot the shit with some guy on stage. I realize that this isnt much to go on but I am sure that one of you hardcore woodstock fans knows exactly who I'm talking about. This Band rocked hard. An amazing jam that just went on forever. Outfrigginstanding. Can anyone help me out with a name of the Band and perhaps the title of the song? Thanks.
Joe Nobody
Jax, Fla USA - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 09:15:49 (EST)

Have you ever noticed that the same people who ranted on about free love and got stoned at Woodstock are the retards who are now crusty old doctors with Mercedes Benzs / BMWs and make-up clad gold necklace Lexus SUV driving housewives. The same generation that spawned almost every international corporation-owning slug who makes it so that I have to endure mid-lecture university approved advertising speeches at the start of every semester.

Apparently, they worked hard to get to where they are today, I usually find that one out every time I go outside without a shirt and tie on. Its all going fine for them I guess, until they end up in hospital, where I scrape their filthy crap of toilets for minimum wage. Pfff. I think the weed did something to their brains or maybe it was too much time spent listening to Janis Joplin. I guess thats what triggered the lust for Mercedes.

- Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 11:45:34 (EST)

I would have loved to go to Woostock because it would have displayed the greatest music of all time. None of the music of today has the soul, spirit, or pure poetic nature of that of the 60's and 70's. I would have given anything to see Hendrix live in his musical element. The most disturbing thing is that we may never again know of the genius of music or come across another artist that captures the artistic aspect of music. I hope one of the pot smoking hippy kids of our time will create music of that degree.
Kelly - 16
Buffalo , Ny US - Friday, February 18, 2005 at 10:16:33 (EST)

Man, the 60s/70s were the god damn Renaissance of Rock music!
- Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 19:45:52 (EST)

mey peace live in our hearts smoke pot!!

- Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 13:34:17 (EST)

hey im 15 and from australia, i just want to say thanks to all those who comtributed in some way, shape or form to the 60's. It was a great era and generations will never forget it.
sydney, nsw australia - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 03:55:47 (EST)

MELBOURN., VICTORIA. AUSTRALIA. - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 00:27:31 (EST)

Tony O
Sry man I agee with you Monterey was his best performance in terms of getting his nam out but his greatest live performances were at Woodstock with Voodoo Chile and Star Spangles Banner, Monterey is awesome to watch but at Woodstock Hendrix is more mature and very mindblowing. I enjoy both performances for different reasons.
- Friday, February 11, 2005 at 19:54:48 (EST)

Jimi's performance at the Monterey Int. Pop Festival 1967 was by far the best performance of him captured "Live" on video. At Woodstock you could tell he was not feeling good. He actually passed out heading to the helicopter.
Tony O
- Friday, February 11, 2005 at 17:00:37 (EST)

The Brown acid was not good in '69.

Joe Junkie
- Friday, February 11, 2005 at 11:12:59 (EST)

Best performance is Arlo Guthrie, "Coming into Los Angeles" and Havens "Freedom" best guitar work is Hendrix
- Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 18:44:19 (EST)

time machine-august 19th ,1969-5 am -tje best guitarist to ever walk on the planet hits the stage with the sunrise playing the star spangled banner-- wow!!!!!
ottawa, ont canada - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 01:12:15 (EST)

On the Hendrix thing, where's "Hear My Train A Comin". Is it me or did he play that in breathtaking form at Woodstock?

- Sunday, February 06, 2005 at 17:35:32 (EST)

if only i could of gone to woodstock, smoke my ass retarded, and listen to the beautiful sound of hendrixs guitar. that to me is the greatest peicec of history in music itself.
columbia, south carolina U.S. - Friday, February 04, 2005 at 22:39:08 (EST)

Im 16 and i probably represent the youth. And i know me and all of my friends and everyone i know my age would like to go to Woodstock because of the MUSIC and getting wasted off our asses while listening tot he greatest bands in the world. So I dont rly think its something as complicated as ur making it bong crystals. We, the youth, just wanna go to Woodstock and listen to the best music, unlike this crap today and have fun gettin fucked up with every other hippie. I think that's rly it.
- Wednesday, February 02, 2005 at 02:19:19 (EST)

i read through all of this after posting and what i have come to realize to be the most striking parts of all of the youngsters that "love the music, love the lifestyle and wished they were there" is actually the fact that they would love to live in an america that still held to some naivete.
the innocence of america started to erode with the advent of WWII and the floodgates opened at the end of that war and into the korean war. the vietnam war brought the youth of the country together in a common bond because we realized it had nothing to do with us personally. it was part of the cold war that was lingering over from WWII. the intelligence agencies of the government were not acting on behalf of the young that were coming into age and the social revolution took place.
we live now in the remnants of what the liberal vs conservative outcome of that revolution produced. the baby boomers came upon easier times than their parents and that was passed on down through their children to the point that everything did, in fact, become too easy for us and we now live in a society of disposable, planned absolecsence and immediate gratification.
what the youth are seeing in the woodstock era is the fact that none of the music they hear now was played yet. the outrageous party and hippie fun can be had at anytime now but is not unique. if you fuck today you chance the risk of disease. back then it was two venereal diseases and pregnancy and not everyone was having this kind of fun. it was the heads that were smoking weed and taking acid and getting laid. america was still INNOCENT.

that is what all of the youngsters that crave this era miss; the innocence. what this says is that there is no reins on their's or other's behavior. if there were morals instilled in the country there would still exist an innocence. once the innocence is lost as it is being lost everyday to our very youngest when a television comes on to watch "sex and the city", "desparate housewives" and any number of commercials or movies, there is no going back to the days of half risque pin up girls on calendars in auto repair shops.
at one time, playboy magazine was pushing the limits. you can see that and more on tv thanks to a very liberal mindset, cable, satellite and the internet.
bong crystals
- Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 19:00:45 (EST)

i attended an outdoor concert in maryland in 1974 and being only 5 years removed from woodstock the same sort of atmosphere was present. the lineup of bands was not quite as opulant and the actual concert was only approx 20 hours long but the day before was a cool huge party without any police intervention and the only bad scene i remember was a local biker gang riding their bikes right through the middle of the crowd and hurting a few people while doing so. this was back in the shadow of the hell's angels and all of the wayward dickheads thought they were badasses if in a gang of like minded idiots.

anyway, the headline group was the eagles and other bands such as mandrill, stories, renaisance, if, harry chapin, and a handful that i cannot remember were there. i think it cost a whopping $10. the open air party the day before featured a lot of people selling their wares, weed and acid of course, but a lot of bongs and pipes were sold by nationally known US BONGS. they had a van they operated out of and i saw at least one big trash bag full of weed and would let you take as many hits as you could want; sort of like a wine tasting festival. my buddy bought a really nice bamboo bong that we used for a long time.

the name of it was Summer Jam 74 and i have not seen mention of it anywhere by anyone.
bong crystals
- Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 17:54:19 (EST)


i was 12 years old so i wasn't there but i have found that the newest video of the movie, the editor's cut. is about as informative as you will get and it is from the camera's view and not some slant to disparage it or something like that.

there are books about it but finding someone who actually went is actually rare as a very small percentage of the population attended the concert.

an answer
- Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 17:26:25 (EST)

please send me the text of "The peace persuasion" I need it! Thanx yoko
bremen, bremen Germany - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 15:18:30 (EST)

Thatd b cool if there was a list made for Monterey 67.
- Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 23:35:59 (EST)

There will be a little taste of woodstock at May 15th 2005 in munich -tonhalle. Ten Years After, Tom Constanten(Grateful Dead), Jefferson Starship and Iron Butterfly. A little memory with a handfull genuine heroes of woodstock. I'll be there.
Long live rock 'n' roll !!!
Munich, bavaria Germany - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 05:49:16 (EST)

I am a big fan of woodstock but sadly, i dunno just a WHOLE lot about it..and i'm doing a report on the woodstock era and performing artists there so if anyone could help me out i would greatly appreciate it...just tell me anything interesting about the event and the music..i listen to most of the artist that performed there and i have to say janis joplin in my favorite! i'm only 17 years old so obviously i wasn't old enough to attend this wonderful event and my mom had super strick parents that wouldn't dare let her go so she hasn't been much help so any help anyone could offer me would be great! thanks

just write me an email if you dont mind:
Pontotoc, MS - Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 15:01:36 (EST)

Rumour has it that Sly Stone was not to eager to go on stage when the group arrived (early am before sunrise) one of the stage directors basically told him he better go on or else... needless to say they jammed their asses off to half a million
- Monday, January 24, 2005 at 15:35:36 (EST)

yeah hendrix was so wasted he passed out as soon as leaving the stage
- Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 18:52:14 (EST)

Man, it would've been great if Jeff Beck Group had stayed together a little longer... what an incredible band, who knows how much a woodstock visit would have changed our view of the greatest guitarist, or even how musical history had played out.
- Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 16:34:14 (EST)

It was once reported that Hendrix passed out after his Woodstock performance when heading to the helicopter. Anyone ever heard of this?
- Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 16:56:20 (EST)

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