Woodstock


  • Reviewed—MoFi’s Crosby, Stills & Nash

    “In some instances, MoFi’s One-Step transfer gives us a ‘you are there” realism rarely heard on record”

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  • The Paul McCartney Death Rumor: Dissecting the 1969 Beatles Conspiracy

    In the transformative year of 1969, amidst the backdrop of Woodstock and intense Vietnam War protests, the Paul McCartney death rumor seeped into pop culture, becoming one of rock’s most tenacious legends. This Beatles conspiracy theory contended that the beloved bassist, Paul McCartney, had met a tragic end in a 1966 car accident. Instead of…

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  • Jimi Hendrix’s Swansong: The Final Bow at Fehmarn

    It was September 6, 1970, a day that would go down in rock ‘n’ roll folklore. The scene was set: Germany’s Open Air Love & Peace Festival in Fehmarn, an ambitious attempt to capture the Woodstock magic on European soil. But while the festival bore the weight of its own chaos, from relentless rain to…

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  • Anthem of Dissent: Jimi Hendrix’s Star-Spangled Statement

    It was the summer of 1969, a time of turmoil and change in America. The Vietnam War was raging, civil rights struggles were at their peak, and the youth were crying out for a revolution. At the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a little-known farm in Bethel, New York transformed into a microcosm of the…

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  • Santana’s Soulful Sacrifice

    Woodstock, already destined to become a legendary event, was teeming with a sea of humanity that had swelled far beyond anyone’s expectations. An anticipated audience of 50,000 had surged to an estimated 400,000, transforming the quiet town of Bethel, New York, into a sprawling, makeshift metropolis. Hordes of young people from across the nation descended…

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  • Woodstock’s Echo: 50-Plus Years of Musical Reverie IN PHOTO

    In the radiant summer of 1969, the idyllic town of Bethel, New York, would bear witness to an event that would become the anthem of a generation. Over 400,000 free spirits, music lovers, and dreamers flocked to a sprawling dairy farm owned by the kind-hearted Max and Miriam Yasgur. The venue: the Woodstock Music &…

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  • Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: An Unprecedented Event in Rock History

    On July 28, 1973, an event that would leave an indelible mark in the annals of rock history unfolded at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York. Dubbed the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, this one-day music festival gathered an unprecedented crowd, setting a Guinness World Record for the “largest audience…

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  • Rock Chronicles, Part 1 — Joe Cocker, with a little help from his friends

    In 1966, a gruff-voiced blues singer was looking to put a band together that might finally propel his straggling career to the next level. Joe Cocker—born John Robert Cocker in 1944— lived on Tasker Road in the English city of Sheffield. As early as 1960, at the age of sixteen, Cocker was already well under…

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  • The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 21-25

    Episode 21 This week on The Jay Jay French Connection is Blues guitar legend Joe Bonamassa! Joe began his career at the age of 12, opening up for the one and only B.B. King. He has had a remarkable solo career since – releasing upwards of 13 studio albums, 17 live albums & 3 collaborative…

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