For some 1967’s Summer of Love had its origins at this historic counter-culture event.
Left off the soundtrack and film, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s forgotten Woodstock performance sees the band firing on all cylinders.
The best Woodstock performances mark the high point of the 60s counterculture, underlining festival’s groundbreaking contribution to music.
1969 was a year of amazing musical festivals, but Woodstock, and the bands that played, set the template for events that have become part of our culture.
The summer of 1969 saw the world united in hope, but by the end of the year, the death of the 60s dream left the world asking: what was next?
While we wait for better times to return to festivals around the world, it’s worth taking a look at how modern music festivals came to be.
'Blind Owl' Wilson, who died on 3 September 1970 and thus joined the infamous '27 Club,' was co-founder and principal writer with Canned Heat. This is their story.
Released 23 May 1969, The Who's ‘Tommy’ is a masterpiece…a word that is applied to all too many recordings, but in the case it probably doesn't go far enough.
The master Indian musician did more to introduce the music and culture of his home land than almost any other.
Recorded on 7 February 1969, ‘Pinball Wizard’ was pivotal to the success of ‘Tommy’, but the single very nearly didn't get recorded.
The 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' concert movie premiered on 22 January 1971, showing Joe Cocker at the peak of his powers.
The highly anticipated and publicised Woodstock 50 festival has been officially cancelled, confirms Variety, only two weeks before its scheduled date.
The star-crossed event will now take place from 16 to 18 August at Merriweather Post Pavilion, outside Washington DC.
Before there was Woodstock, there was Woodinville. In July 1969, thousands gathered to watch an all-star line-up at the first Seattle Pop Festival.
The events will launch the photographic exhibition 'Woodstock: 3 Days That Lasted 50 Years.'