Tommy Hilfiger stores in Hollywood and New York, Woodstock exhibit in b/w 2004–2005 The Sixties: Summer of Love to Woodstock, 3RD i GALLERY, Cape Town 2007 ...
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock festival nears, Woodstock 1969 stands out for its singular voice. Photojournalist Jason Lauré followed his unerring instinct for being in the right place at the crucial moment. He and coauthor Ettagale Blauer trace the historic events that preceded the festival and then envelop the reader with photographs of the headliner rock stars that performed during the landmark three-day concert including the Who, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, and Santana. Threading his way back and forth from the stage, through a sea of happy audience members, Jason Lauré photographed the communal life that was an essential part of the phenomenon that was Woodstock. Never intrusive, yet working close-up, he managed to capture these innocent moments in the pond and in the woods with the same compassion and intimacy he brought to his coverage of all the crucial events of the era. After Woodstock, he photographed such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, and Jim Morrison of the Doors. Woodstock 1969 gives the reader an appreciation of the lasting impact of the festival, showing the way it changed the lives of all who experienced it. It served as the high point of the counterculture that started in earnest in the Summer of Love, and also as a leading influence in the decades that followed. The book concludes with a look at Woodstock's lasting legacy, from Greenwich Village and the rock scene of the Fillmore East to the establishment of Earth Day and the burgeoning environmental movement.
Woodstock: The 1969 Rock and Roll Revolution celebrates the fascinating story of how the music event came to be and the people that made it part of history.
Author: Ernesto Assante
Publisher: becker&mayer! Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Woodstock: The 1969 Rock and Roll Revolution celebrates the fascinating story of how the music event came to be and the people that made it part of history. How can you explain the Woodstock Festival, 50 years after the event, to those who were not fortunate enough to take part? The concert that changed the history of rock music and an entire generation cannot be reduced to the photos. Half a million young people come to Bethel, New York, from every corner of the world to experience three days of music together. This event, now legendary, resounds with the psychedelic notes of Santana and the sublime guitar of Pete Townshend of The Who, the rich voices of Joan Baez and Janis Joplin, and the many other artists who appeared one after another on the stage. Yet, it was perhaps the guitar of Jimi Hendrix as he played his version of the American national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as Woodstock screamed its impetuous, revolutionary protest against the war in Vietnam, that became the symbol of an epochal dissent. In Woodstock, journalist and music critic Ernesto Assante presents those unforgettable days through exclusive interviews and photos he has recorded throughout his entire career. Michael Lang, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker, Grace Slick, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Weir, Roger Daltrey, Graham Nash, will all take us to Bethel to re-live and give thanks to the extraordinary figures that made Woodstock a legend that still echoes today.
Melanie, a veteran of 1969 and sometimes dubbed "the icon of Woodstock," recalled the atmosphere: "They had a ceremony with Indian— that is, Native American ...
Author: Mike Evans
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Provides a day-by-day, act-by-act account of the landmark music festival, with details on the pre-festival organization and preparation, interviews and quotes from participants, and discussion of media coverage and the festival's legacy.
WOODSTOCK 1969 -- The most iconic music festival of the 20th Century was held in August 1969 on a farm in upstate New York.
Author: George Frangoulis
Category: Performing Arts
WOODSTOCK 1969 -- The most iconic music festival of the 20th Century was held in August 1969 on a farm in upstate New York. It was called Woodstock. This photo album features the most dramatic and memorable pictures from that event. The three days of the festival saw nearly 300,000 people attend. Although torrential rains created a muddy mess, the event was deemed a success musically and spiritually by the musicians and audience members, if not a success financially for its investors.
Marcus, G. (1969), 'The Woodstock Festival', Rolling Stone, 20 September. Marcus, G. (1994), 'So What Was It About Woodstock '69 That Made It Historic?
Author: Andy Bennett
The Woodstock festival of 1969, which featured such groups and artists as the Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, is remembered as much for its 'bringing together' of the counter-cultural generation as for the music performed. The event represented a milestone in the use of music as a medium for political expression while simultaneously acting as a springboard for the more expressly commercial of rock and pop events which were to follow. In the thirty years since the festival took place, Woodstock has become the subject of many books, magazine articles and documentaries which have served to mythologise the event in the public imagination. These different aspects of the Woodstock festival will be discussed in this wide ranging book which brings together a number of established and new writers in the fields of sociology, media studies and popular music studies. Each of the five chapters which will focus on a specific aspect of the Woodstock festival and its continuing significance in relation to the music industry, the rock festival 'tradition', sixties nostalgia and the cultural impact of popular music.
Sia, Joseph J. Woodstock 69: Summer Pop Festivals. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1970. Collects black and white photographs of audiences and ...
Author: Jeffrey N. Gatten
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Since August 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair looms large when recounting the history and impact of the baby boom generation and the societal upheavals of the Sixties. Scholars study the sociological, political, musical, and artistic impact of the event and use it as a cultural touchstone when exploring alternative perspectives or seeking clarity. This interdisciplinary annotated bibliography records the details of over 400 English-language resources on the Festival, including books, chapters, articles, websites, transcriptions and videos. Divided into six main subsections―Culture & Society, History, Biography, Music, Film, Arts & Literature―for ease of consultation Woodstock Scholarship sheds light on all facets of a key happening in our collective history. Throughout the 1960s, popular music became increasingly reflective and suggestive of the rising political and social consciousness of the youth culture. Examples can be seen in the development of the protest song genre within the folk music boom of the early Sixties and the marriage of lifestyle to music first reflected by The Beatles with fashion, followed by psychedelic music with the emerging drug culture. Woodstock was where these themes coalesced, thus becoming the defining and last great moment of the 1960s. However, Woodstock also represented an abundant amount of experiences and ideas and moments. Thus, when exploring the complicated accounts and numerous facets of America during the turbulent Sixties one discovers scholarship on the key subjects, such as the Vietnam War or the Civil Rights Movement, often considering and debating the importance, relevance, and epic nature of Woodstock. Multiple narratives emerge: a radical engagement of the hippie movement, an overt commercial exploitation of youth culture, a political statement. Woodstock scholarship does not stand alone as field of study, but it is at the cross-road of a number of disciplines―music history, cultural studies, sociology, arts and literature, media studies, politics and economics. Providing full bibliographical details and concise, informative annotation for each entry, Woodstock Scholarship is an essential tool for students, scholars, teachers, and librarians in all these areas, as well as for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of both the Woodstock Music and Art Fair phenomenon and of the confluence of music, commerce and politics.
“The Who - Abbie Hoffman incident - Woodstock 1969,” YouTube, youtube.com. Jeff Tamarkin, Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, 206.
Author: Rob Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
FEATURING A NEW INTRODUCTION, THIS IS THE SEMINAL AND CLASSIC BOOK ON THE YEAR THAT DEFINED A GENERATION! 1969. The very mention of this year summons indelible memories. Woodstock and Altamont. Charles Manson and the Zodiac Killer. The televised events of the moon landing and Ted Kennedy’s address after Chappaquiddick. The Amazin’ Mets and Broadway Joe’s Jets. The Stonewall Riots and the Days of Rage. Americans pushed new boundaries on stage, screen, and the printed page. The first punk and metal albums hit the airwaves. Swinger culture became chic. The Santa Barbara oil slick and Cuyahoga River fire highlighted growing ecological devastation. The nationwide Moratorium and the breaking story of the My Lai massacre inspired impassioned debate on the Vietnam War. Richard Nixon spoke of “The Silent Majority” while John and Yoko urged us to “Give Peace a Chance.” In this rich and comprehensive narrative, Rob Kirkpatrick chronicles an unparalleled year in American society in all its explosive ups and downs.
The area remains the rural farming area it was in 1969, and traveling down 17B or ... love for the legacy of Woodstock '69, and photos from Woodstock—Peace, ...
Author: Brad Littleproud
Three days that changed a generation Woodstock - Peace, Music & Memories tells a story of what Time magazine called "the greatest peaceful event in history." Celebrate the 40th anniversary of this generation-defining moment through the words and pictures of some of the 500,000 people who were at Max Yasgur's farm in 1969. Capturing the spirit of the times with its earthly look and mix of 350 color and black and white photos, Woodstock - Peace, Music & Memories features: • Foreword by festival co-creator and promoter Artie Kornfeld • Commentary by longtime peace activist and Woodstock insider Wavy Gravy • Personal recollections and never-before-seen pictures by the people who were there • Special section on Woodstock memorabilia with current values
Pun [Plamondon], letter to Brother John [Sinclair], August 13, 1969, ... 1996), 194–95; “Woodstock 69 Program Guide— Abbie Hoffman on the Chicago Seven,” ...
Author: Patrick Burke
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"Rock and roll's most iconic, not to mention wealthy, pioneers are overwhelmingly white, despite their great indebtedness to black musical innovators. Many of these pioneers were insensitive at best and exploitative at worst when it came to the black art that inspired them. Tear Down the Walls is about a different cadre of white rock musicians and activists, those who tried to tear down walls separating musical genres and racial identities during the late 1960s. Their attempts were often naïve, misguided, or arrogant, but they could also reflect genuine engagement with African American music and culture and sincere investment in anti-racist politics. Burke considers this question by recounting five dramatic incidents that took place between August 1968 and August 1969, including Jefferson Airplane's performance with Grace Slick in blackface on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Jean-Luc Godard's 1968 film, Sympathy for the Devil, featuring the Rolling Stones and Black Power rhetoric, and the White Panther Party at Woodstock. Each story sheds light on a significant but overlooked facet of 1960s rock-white musicians and audiences casting themselves as political revolutionaries by enacting a romanticized vision of African American identity. These radical white rock musicians believed that performing and adapting black music could contribute to what in the Black Lives Matter era is sometimes called "white allyship." This book explores their efforts and asks what lessons can be learned from them. As white musicians and activists today still attempt to find ethical, respectful approaches to racial politics, the challenges and victories of the 1960s can provide both inspiration and a sense of perspective"--
Woodstock 1969 is a collection of photographs and text that affectionately chronicles what it was like to have been at Woodstock. Included in its nearly 200 photographs are classic images by some of the best photographers of the day.
expected the 1969 Woodstock concert and festival to draw a crowd estimated at half a million—nor that the gathering would become a legendary touchstone for ...
Author: Tom Tierney
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
It's hard to believe that it's been fifty years since the famous "Three Days of Peace, Love, and Music." Return to Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York, and recapture the spirit of the Sixties with these eight colorful paper dolls of festival performers: Joan Baez, Roger Daltrey, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, Grace Slick, and Sly Stone. Resplendent in full psychedelic regalia, each doll comes with a groovy extra outfit!
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was an historic event held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel (about 100 miles from New York City) from 15th - 18th August 1969...it was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.
Author: Elliott Landy
Publisher: Ravette Publishing
Category: Music festivals
'Woodstock 1969, the First Festival' looks back on the event when nearly 500,000 revellers came together for three days and three nights and showed the world what a generation was made of - what peace, love and music were really about.
"It Was Like Balling For the First Time," Rolling Stone 42 (September 20, 1969): 24. 32. Joseph J. Sia, Woodstock 69: Summer Pop Festivals (New York: ...
Author: R. Serge Denisoff
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
More than 90 record companies release over 9,000 pop records each year-a staggering total of 52,000 songs. Each one competes for the gold record, the recording industry's symbol of success that certifies $1 million worth of records have been sold. Solid Gold explains why, for each record that succeeds, countless others fail. This book follows the progress of a record through production, marketing, and distribution, and shows how a mistake made at any point can mean its doom. Denisoff suggests that a drastic shift in the demographic makeup of the pop music audience during the sixties has resulted in a broader listening public, including fans at every level of society.
Started • 1969 Like Fuji Rocks, Woodstock is a festival attributed to the wrong place. It didn't take place in Woodstock, in the Catskill Status • Ended in ...
Author: Oliver Keens
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Festivals is a must-have guide to the world’s best and most memorable music festivals – a list of all those you need to know and those you should experience. Discover the compelling stories behind the most significant and exciting events around the world which shape music and festival culture. This inspirational global guide showcases 50 bucket list festivals with photographs, posters, facts and figures, and draws attention to hundreds more to explore. Highlighting festival giants and jazz classics, pop powerhouses and indie favourites to dance scene darlings and punk rock adventures, we travel from Woodstock, Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde to Fuji Rock, Tomorrowland, Burning Man and Afro Punk. Here, the unique experience of a music festival is evocatively captured and an overview of the rise of the wonderful world of festival culture as we know it today revealed.
Nonetheless, the experience of being there created an alternative vision of Woodstock Nation (1969). This myth also opposed the Rolling Stone's Altamount ...
Author: Robert Gregg
As a meeting point for world cultures, the USA is characterized by its breadth and diversity. Acknowledging that diversity is the fundamental feature of American culture, this volume is organized around a keen awareness of race, gender, class and space and with over 1,200 alphabetically-arranged entries - spanning 'the American century' from the end of World War II to the present day - the Encyclopedia provides a one-stop source for insightful and stimulating coverage of all aspects of that culture. Entries range from short definitions to longer overview essays and with full cross-referencing, extensive indexing, and a thematic contents list, this volume provides an essential cultural context for both teachers and students of American studies, as well as providing fascinating insights into American culture for the general reader. The suggestions for further reading, which follows most entries, are also invaluable guides to more specialized sources.
My account of Woodstock in this chapter – particularly the details regarding logistics and traffic – comes from Rob Kirkpatrick, 1969: The Year Everything ...
Author: James Riley
Publisher: Icon Books
'A history that makes perfect sense when the sky is falling down.' - The Sunday Times Beneath the psychedelic utopianism of the sixties lay a dark seam of apocalyptic thinking that seemed to rupture into violence and despair by 1969. Literary and cultural historian James Riley descends into this underworld and traces the historical and conspiratorial threads connecting art, film, poetry, politics, murder and revolt. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Manson Family and Roman Polanski, ley-line hunters and Illuminati believers, Aldous Huxley, Joan Didion and the Beat poets, radical protest movements and occult groups all come together in Riley’s gripping narrative. Steeped in the hopes, dreams and anxieties of the late 1960s and early ’70s, The Bad Trip tells the strange stories of some of the period’s most compelling figures as they approached the end of an era and imagined new worlds ahead.