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Re: Woodstock

Post by rasta » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:00 pm

50 years ago today!

To revisit Woodstock as it all went down, WXPN will broadcast Woodstock — As It Happened — 50 Years On, a radio exclusive that includes all of the festival’s archived audio, from the music to the stage announcements to the rain delays. Over three days, we’ll play newly reconstructed audio archives of each of Woodstock’s 32 performances, from Richie Havens’ opening set to Jimi Hendrix’s closing one and everything in between, in as close to real time as possible. From Thursday, August 15 at 5:07 p.m. through Sunday morning, tune in to hear the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more — just as they sounded in 1969 during the weekend that would shape a generation.

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Woodstock as it happened

Post by Elric » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 pm

[Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek]

This is of personal interest and given the age of many Bogleheads, I think of interest to others and certainly actionable. WXPN is playing all the Woodstock recordings, as they happened, starting about an hour ago and continuing through the weekend. You can listen on the radio in the Philadelphia area, or from anywhere in the world via the Internet or Tune-In app. I'm listening to Richie Havens now on my Alexa via Tune-In. http://www.xpn.org/
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by livesoft » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:39 pm

Oh, the Irony: Alexa, Tune-In, the Internet.
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by Sandtrap » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:46 pm

Big Brother and the Holding Company
Janis Joplin. . doing "Summertime". . . .
Smell of incense and things in the air. . . . :shock:

Peace.

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by Conch55 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Oh, the Irony: Alexa, Tune-In, the Internet.
Thanks for that Livesoft :D

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by JoeRetire » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Elric wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 pm
I'm listening to Richie Havens now on my Alexa via Tune-In.
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.

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Post by bob60014 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:12 pm

Great find, thanks!

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by oldzey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:22 pm

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by Oakwood42 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:37 pm

Elric wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 pm
This is of personal interest and given the age of many Bogleheads, I think of interest to others and certainly actionable. WXPN is playing all the Woodstock recordings, as they happened, starting about an hour ago and continuing through the weekend. You can listen on the radio in the Philadelphia area, or from anywhere in the world via the Internet or Tune-In app. I'm listening to Richie Havens now on my Alexa via Tune-In. http://www.xpn.org/
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by LadyGeek » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:20 pm

Thanks! I was a bit young at the time, but remember everything about it.

I would put it live on my stereo, but Philly is simultaneously playing Eagles preseason and Phillies. Eagles on the stereo, Phillies on TV (muted).

I'm now on my 3rd option - internet streaming on my headphones. I'll swap to my stereo after the game.
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by LadyGeek » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:08 pm

The Philly Eagles and Phillies games are over ( :thumbsup :) ) and the station has my full attention.

I've forgotten about the Indian ragas. Wow, blast from the past. It reminds me of the time I saw Ravi Shankar live at the Philadelphia Academy of Music. That was in the 80's, a much later time.

I just remembered that I have a few friends at Woodstock for the 50th anniversary concert. They saw Arlo Guthrie tonight. Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by Sandtrap » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:07 pm

Touching Video and Music Montage of the 60's Generation.
Music: song is "Oliver" - "Good Morning StarShine".
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by Raybo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 am

How did that 60s things turn out in the end?
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by grayfox » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:35 am

Holy Cow! Last month was Apollo 11 Moon Landing. This month is Woodstock. A lot of historical stuff is going on this year - 50.

I was there last night: Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar. I did not know they would be here. Unfortunately, I could not stay awake for Melanie, Arlo Guthrie and Joan Baez, who came on at 12:55am.

Today at 12:30pm will be Quill, who I am not familiar with. But then at 1:20pm is Country Joe and the Fish. I hope he plays:

Come on all you big strong men, Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He's got himself in a terrible jam, Way down yonder in Viet Nam.
So put down your books and pick up a gun, w'ere gonna have a whole lotta fun.


2pm Santana holy cow
3:30 John Sebasatian what a day for a daydream
Later Canned Heat, Mountain, the Grateful Dead

Groovy, man. Keep on trucking'!

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by JoeRetire » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:10 am

Raybo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 am
How did that 60s things turn out in the end?
In the end, it became the 70s.

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by grayfox » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:02 am

The 60s actually lasted until the second half of the 1970s.
The 60s didn't start until about 1966. Before that, it was still the 1950s.

Grease came out in 1978 and that's about the time when disco became popular.
It didn't become the 70s until the late 70s.
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by NYC_Guy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:07 am

Actually, I would argue the 60s ended with the rise of punk rock. A counter culture reaction to a counter culture movement.

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by EnjoyIt » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:09 am

grayfox wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:02 am
The 60s actually lasted until the second half of the 1970s.
The 60s didn't start until about 1966. Before that, it was still the 1950s.

Grease came out in 1978 and that's about the time when disco became popular.
It didn't become the 70s until the late 70s.
The 80s were sad, but then grunge helped us out in the 90s

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Re: Woodstock

Post by dm200 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 am

rasta wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:00 pm
50 years ago today!
To revisit Woodstock as it all went down, WXPN will broadcast Woodstock — As It Happened — 50 Years On, a radio exclusive that includes all of the festival’s archived audio, from the music to the stage announcements to the rain delays. Over three days, we’ll play newly reconstructed audio archives of each of Woodstock’s 32 performances, from Richie Havens’ opening set to Jimi Hendrix’s closing one and everything in between, in as close to real time as possible. From Thursday, August 15 at 5:07 p.m. through Sunday morning, tune in to hear the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more — just as they sounded in 1969 during the weekend that would shape a generation.
At the time, I actually live in or very near "Woodstock NY". I believe the original plan for this event was that it be held in, or very near to, "Woodstock, NY". However, after the name of "Woodstock" was chosen and promoted, the organizers had to move it some distance from "Woodstock, NY".

The actual location, however, was not that many miles away.

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Re: Woodstock

Post by dm200 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:14 am

dm200 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:32 pm
Sex, naked young women, wild women of all ages, more sex, more naked women ... If I had gone, my life might have been different :confused :happy
I still think about this - back then, I was young (two years out of college), lived very near to the event, not married or involved with anyone, etc. :confused

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by rj342 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:56 am

NYC_Guy wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:07 am
Actually, I would argue the 60s ended with the rise of punk rock. A counter culture reaction to a counter culture movement.
From "My Generation" by The Who
to "Your Generation" by Generation X (Bily Idols first band)

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by Texanbybirth » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:59 am

JoeRetire wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:10 am
Raybo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 am
How did that 60s things turn out in the end?
In the end, it became the 70s.
LOL!

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Re: Woodstock

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 am

I merged Elric's thread into the on-going discussion (since the 40th anniversary).

I also removed an off-topic post regarding political conspiracy theory (CIA involvement with drug experimentation). Please stay focused on the music.
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Re: Woodstock

Post by rj342 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:09 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 am
I merged Elric's thread into the on-going discussion (since the 40th anniversary).

I also removed an off-topic post regarding political conspiracy theory (CIA involvement with drug experimentation). Please stay focused on the music.
Hey, mod...

Notifications say someone quoted me in a reply in this thread but I can't go to it.
Was that post deleted, or did it get misplaced in the merge?

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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by unclescrooge » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:10 pm

EnjoyIt wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:09 am
grayfox wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:02 am
The 60s actually lasted until the second half of the 1970s.
The 60s didn't start until about 1966. Before that, it was still the 1950s.

Grease came out in 1978 and that's about the time when disco became popular.
It didn't become the 70s until the late 70s.
The 80s were sad, but then grunge helped us out in the 90s
Maybe it was a sad time for you, but I love the synth-pop sound of the 80s.
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Re: Woodstock

Post by dm200 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:16 pm

"Woodstock" 1969 would have been a great "item" to be on my "bucket list" :(

BUT - did not have 20/20 ability to make such a prediction in the summer of 1969.

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Re: Woodstock

Post by hudson » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 pm

I read all about the lead-up to festival. I briefly considered going, but the money wasn't there. I was working at a swimming pool and had delayed-enlisted into the army to "dodge" the draft....and had a few weeks left before arriving at Fort Dix....three hours south of Woodstock. I did get to attend several anti-war demonstrations...one at Fort Dix in October, 69; the other was May Day 1971 in Washington D.C....as an infantry soldier.

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Re: Woodstock

Post by Mr.BB » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:45 pm

I was able to record Woodstock (the director's cut) on TV. It's 4 hours, absolutely fantastic. Not just some of the musical acts, but the interviews with the people who attended, the guy who help put it all together, the town folks and of course the great video.
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Re: Woodstock as it happened

Post by JoeRetire » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:08 pm

Texanbybirth wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:59 am
JoeRetire wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:10 am
Raybo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 am
How did that 60s things turn out in the end?
In the end, it became the 70s.
LOL!

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Re: Woodstock

Post by JoeRetire » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:15 pm

dm200 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 am
rasta wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:00 pm
50 years ago today!
To revisit Woodstock as it all went down, WXPN will broadcast Woodstock — As It Happened — 50 Years On, a radio exclusive that includes all of the festival’s archived audio, from the music to the stage announcements to the rain delays. Over three days, we’ll play newly reconstructed audio archives of each of Woodstock’s 32 performances, from Richie Havens’ opening set to Jimi Hendrix’s closing one and everything in between, in as close to real time as possible. From Thursday, August 15 at 5:07 p.m. through Sunday morning, tune in to hear the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more — just as they sounded in 1969 during the weekend that would shape a generation.
At the time, I actually live in or very near "Woodstock NY". I believe the original plan for this event was that it be held in, or very near to, "Woodstock, NY". However, after the name of "Woodstock" was chosen and promoted, the organizers had to move it some distance from "Woodstock, NY".

The actual location, however, was not that many miles away.
But "I was at Yasger's" doesn't sound as cool.

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Re: Woodstock

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:21 pm

I removed a post and reply providing opinions of draft-dodging (off-topic).

Please stay on-topic, which is about the music and the event.
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Re: Woodstock

Post by rasta » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm

JoeRetire wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:15 pm
dm200 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 am
rasta wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:00 pm
50 years ago today!
To revisit Woodstock as it all went down, WXPN will broadcast Woodstock — As It Happened — 50 Years On, a radio exclusive that includes all of the festival’s archived audio, from the music to the stage announcements to the rain delays. Over three days, we’ll play newly reconstructed audio archives of each of Woodstock’s 32 performances, from Richie Havens’ opening set to Jimi Hendrix’s closing one and everything in between, in as close to real time as possible. From Thursday, August 15 at 5:07 p.m. through Sunday morning, tune in to hear the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more — just as they sounded in 1969 during the weekend that would shape a generation.
At the time, I actually live in or very near "Woodstock NY". I believe the original plan for this event was that it be held in, or very near to, "Woodstock, NY". However, after the name of "Woodstock" was chosen and promoted, the organizers had to move it some distance from "Woodstock, NY".

The actual location, however, was not that many miles away.
But "I was at Yasger's" doesn't sound as cool.
joni mitchell's lyrics made it sound cool though:

"I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
I'm going to camp out on the land
I'm going to try an' get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden"

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Re: Woodstock

Post by grayfox » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:52 pm

Santana!! What a trip! I dropped some acid just before Santana came on. C9H8O4. Far out!

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Re: Woodstock

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:58 pm

:D

I assume you cut that C9H8O4 with some H2O.
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Re: Woodstock

Post by A440 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:40 pm

rasta wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm
JoeRetire wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:15 pm
dm200 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:11 am
rasta wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:00 pm
50 years ago today!
To revisit Woodstock as it all went down, WXPN will broadcast Woodstock — As It Happened — 50 Years On, a radio exclusive that includes all of the festival’s archived audio, from the music to the stage announcements to the rain delays. Over three days, we’ll play newly reconstructed audio archives of each of Woodstock’s 32 performances, from Richie Havens’ opening set to Jimi Hendrix’s closing one and everything in between, in as close to real time as possible. From Thursday, August 15 at 5:07 p.m. through Sunday morning, tune in to hear the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more — just as they sounded in 1969 during the weekend that would shape a generation.
At the time, I actually live in or very near "Woodstock NY". I believe the original plan for this event was that it be held in, or very near to, "Woodstock, NY". However, after the name of "Woodstock" was chosen and promoted, the organizers had to move it some distance from "Woodstock, NY".

The actual location, however, was not that many miles away.
But "I was at Yasger's" doesn't sound as cool.
joni mitchell's lyrics made it sound cool though:

"I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
I'm going to camp out on the land
I'm going to try an' get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden"
Too bad Joni missed it to be on The Dick Cavett show. At least Graham Nash enjoyed it (and the other boys too)
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Re: Woodstock

Post by retire2022 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:39 pm

JoeRetire wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:15 pm

But "I was at Yasger's" doesn't sound as cool.
The organizers got kicked out of the original location and it was relocated to Yasgur Farm see one hour and 39 minute documentary shown on PBS

https://www.thirteen.org/programs/ameri ... ck-kshqlw/

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Re: Woodstock

Post by grayfox » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:20 am

The last band I heard last night was Mountain. I missed The Grateful Dead, CCR, Janis Joplin and Sky and the Family Stone. Heard the tail end of The Who. Too late for me. Hippies must not have to sleep.

Who knew that they played all through the night? I thought the music was only during the day. I thought that each band would play 2 or 3 songs. But each band practically played a whole concert worth of marterial! The Who played 22 songs!

Setlist

You would not know this kind of stuff from watching a movie or documentary. You would only know by being there and living it in real time.

Jefferson Airplane comes on at 8 AM.

Later: Jefferson Airplane set was incredible. Grace Slick, Paul Kantner. 13 songs. Almost 2 hours. Acid Rock. Extended jams that go on for 20 minutes. Volunteers. White Rabbit. This is quintessential hippie Woodstock.
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Re: Woodstock

Post by mmcmonster » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:36 am

rasta wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm
joni mitchell's lyrics made it sound cool though:

"I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
I'm going to camp out on the land
I'm going to try an' get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden"
I wasn't born until a few years later. But Joni Mitchell's lyrics are just beautiful. I still get a tear in my eye listening to her describe the event. (Doubly so since she wasn't there.)

I also hear her song in my head every time N. DG. Tyson says "we're stardust". :happy

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Re: Woodstock

Post by andypanda » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:56 am

"It was pretty miserable with the mud and all."

My wife married a man long after Woodstock and they were married until he died in 2008. He went to Woodstock on his motorcycle. He made the multi-state trip and was able to drive around the traffic jam and get in. After it rained he decided he'd had enough of the filth and disorganization and rode around the traffic jam and went home.

I was working 65 hours a week in D.C. doing tree service work to pay for college and my first inexpensive stock purchases.

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Re: Woodstock

Post by minesweep » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:26 am

I didn't attend the event. But I still have the 3 record set album that I purchased back in 1970. The record set is in excellent condition. I think I played it on my turntable just a few times.

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Re: Woodstock

Post by retire2022 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:52 pm

Highlights from the events two hour from prx

https://beta.prx.org/stories/36935

Also

Kurt Anderson Studio 360

https://www.pri.org/programs/studio-360 ... -woodstock

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Re: Woodstock

Post by dowse » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:05 am

I didn't go to Woodstock, but I have a related story. On August 16, 1969, I attended the first gig for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I saw the second of two shows that night from the 7th row at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago. Joni Mitchell was the opening act! Some of you might recall that at Woodstock, Stills made reference to it being their 2nd time in front of people "We're scared s**tless". Well, I was at the first one. Well, ok, for you nitpickers, it was the 2nd of two shows that night, so not technicall the first, but still the first night, first gig and no less historically significant to me than had it been the first show that night. Anyway, the next day they (except Joni, of course) traveled to Woodstock to perform. I didn't know much about the group, they were newly formed out of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Hollies, and Neil Young had just joined them 2 weeks prior. I had never heard of Joni Mitchell, and I thought I would have to suffer through a boring opening act to get to the main event. Boy was I ever wrong about that! I recoginized her music right away, e.g. Both Sides Now, which she wrote and Judy Collins recorded. It is my favoite concert memory, and one that I will always treasure. I've told the story 1000 times. My poor wife must be very tired of hearing it.

There is a popular myth that Woodstock was their first performance. I even heard it stated in the PBS documentary. That drives me crazy. For skeptics, I refer you to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby%2C ... _%26_Young.

I was so fortunate to have experienced that concert. The performances were absolutely great!

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Re: Woodstock

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Re: Woodstock

Post by dustinst22 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:03 am

speedbump101 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:33 pm
Forty years ago today...
50 years? Yep, you're that old :)

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