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December 4, 2009

Woodstock (Three Days That Rocked The World)

If you haven't read Andrea Kapsaski's October Scene4 article about Woodstock, I would encourage you to do so. While you're at it, you might also want to pick up Woodstock (Three Days That Rocked The World) It's one of those big coffee table books jam packed with photos, But unlike most coffee table books, it's filled with plenty of text detailing the history, chronology of the days events, and insightful commentary from the actual performers. It's interesting to know that Neil Young abhorred it. He didn't even want to be filmed with his bandmates Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Pete Townshend of The Who also disdained it. He found himself in an onstage altercation with Abbie Hoffman. Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead relates the experience of almost being electrocuted on stage due to the rain and thunderstorms which enveloped the festival. On the other hand, performers like Townshend's bandmate Roger Daltrey, Richie Havens (whose improvised Freedom set the mood for the festival) and John Sebastion of the Loving Spoonfull all have fond memories of their experience at Woodstock. The social and political upheaval leading up to Woodstock and it's aftermath are also chronicled. There's also a foreward by a guy you might have heard of - Martin Scorsese. It turns out he was there as one of the film editors.

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