Breakout your bong, headband and suede fringe vest. OK, so it’s Woodstock’s 40th Anniversary – who performed back then?
Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, Arlo Guthrie, Quill, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Santana, Canned Heat, Mountain, Grateful Dead, Credence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, 10 Years After, The Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, Johnny Winter, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sha-na-na, Jimi Hendrix (aka Gypsy, Sun and Rainbows). That was most of the Friday – Monday lineup. Talk about a concert. (Tix cost 18 bucks, comparable to $75 today; but many caught it all for free.)
The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Mind Garage, The Moody Blues, Spirit, and Tommy James and the Shondells all regret declining the invite. (more…)