Uncle Bardie’s Spotlight Creator: Woodstock

Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. This week’s Spotlight Creators are the planners, promoters and participants of Woodstock:

There are moments when time stands still. When one event, one moment in time, symbolizes everything in that era. The people who lived through it remember it in technicolor. The fall of the Berlin Wall was one of those moments. The landing on the moon was another. And the Woodstock Music and Art Festival was another.

It’s been forty-eight years since Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the moon. It’s been forty-eight years since over 400,000 people gathered in a pasture at Yasgur’s farm on August 15 – 18, 1969 and made rock ‘n’ roll history. Some of the thirty-two acts performing at the festival were Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Ten Years After, Santana, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Who, the Band, and Jimi Hendrix.

Ten Years After

Joe Cocker

Jefferson Airplane

 

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7 thoughts on “Uncle Bardie’s Spotlight Creator: Woodstock

  1. Did you go to it? Over the years, I’ve only known a couple of people who did. I love the film (even with it’s terribly-recorded sound!) I have it on DVD as I enjoy rewatching it.

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