Why Jimi Hendrix Played Last

As you might remember Jimi Hendrix played last at Woodstock in 1969. He ended up playing on Monday morning to only a fraction of the 400,000 people who were actually ...

Woodstock Couple Still Together

Maybe Woodstock was magic. Or maybe the experience just brought them very close together. Whatever it is it’s something you don’t see every day. That couple that was on the ...

Why Woodstock Was Important

As Michael Lang, one of the founder’s of Woodstock said in his book The Road To Woodstock… “For me, Woodstock was a test of whether people of our generation really ...

Woodstock Stories

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Woodstock Stars Come To Tampa

Dateline August 16, 2009 I went to a Woodstock 40th Anniversary Reunion show last night. It was here in Tampa at a place called Skippers and was put on by the local community radio station WMNF. The idea was a bunch of local bands would “cover” all the Woodstock bands in the order that they […]

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Why Jimi Hendrix Played Last

As you might remember Jimi Hendrix played last at Woodstock in 1969. He ended up playing on Monday morning to only a fraction of the 400,000 people who were actually there. Why? Well it was his choice. Michael Lang the promoter wanted him to play Sunday night at about midnight when plenty of people would […]

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Michael Lang Woodstock Promoter

All I knew about Michael Lang was what I had seen in the original movie. He seemed like a hip guy who had a Cheshire Cat smile and you problably never knew what he was really thinking when he spoke. He seemed cool in that movie. Maybe a little too cool. But I was wrong… […]

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The Summer of 1969

To put the Woodstock Music Festival in context you have to remember the summer in which it happened. It actually was an amazing summer for a lot of reasons… some good and some not so good. And of course the summer of 1968 was as bad as 1969 was “good.” The Chicago Democratic Convention was […]

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The Real Stars of Woodstock

I’ve been going through all the Woodstock videos. And there’s a lot more to watch then there used to be. The Ultimate Collector’s Edition (3 discs total) The Director’s Cut version of just the movie (2 discs) – 225 minutes compared to 184 for original The VHS tape called The Lost Performances In the Ultimate […]

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Woodstock Couple Still Together

Maybe Woodstock was magic. Or maybe the experience just brought them very close together. Whatever it is it’s something you don’t see every day. That couple that was on the cover to the album and became an icon to a generation got married and are still together 40 years later. Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, both […]

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There’s More Woodstock Music Than You Think

What if I told you you hadn’t seen 58% of the available performances on video from Woodstock. I’ve been working my way through all the DVDs and videos of the recorded music at Woodstock. Now I’m just talking about the one’s on video. I haven’t started to check out all the music on vinyl or […]

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Why Woodstock Was Important

As Michael Lang, one of the founder’s of Woodstock said in his book The Road To Woodstock… “For me, Woodstock was a test of whether people of our generation really believed in one another and the world we were struggling to create. How would we do when we were in charge? Could we live as […]

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The Youngest Musician At Woodstock – Michael Shrieve

Drummer MICHAEL SHRIEVE had just turned 19 when Santana, a relatively unknown band, performed at Woodstock in 1969. Michael’s drum solo on Soul Sacrifice was one of the highlights of the movie and probably the whole show. That level of musicianship was not common or well known back in 1969. In fact, I think the […]

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My Woodstock Highlight

Of course trying to pick one highlight from something that changed your whole life is a little silly. But there is one moment from Woodstock 1969 that I will always remember… It was late Saturday night. It was the night Janis Joplin and The Grateful Dead played. Now I’ve never been a big Dead fan […]

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