Back to the Garden The Story of Woodstock and How It Changed a Generation

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-11
  • Publisher: Touchstone
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THE BIGGEST EVENT IN ROCK 'N' ROLL HISTORY IS BROUGHT VIVIDLY TO LIFE THROUGH ORIGINAL INTERVIEWS WITH ROGER DALTREY, JOAN BAEZ, DAVID CROSBY, RICHIE HAVENS, JOE COCKER, AND DOZENS OF HEADLINERS, ORGANIZERS, AND FANS. For America's counterculture youth in 1969, Woodstock became a symbol of more than just sex, drugs, and rock 'n' rollit was about peace, love, and a new way of living. It was a seminal event that epitomized the ways that the culture, the country, and the core values of an entire generation were shifting. On one glorious weekend, this generation found its voice through music.Back to the Gardencelebrates the spirit of Woodstock in the words of some of the era's biggest musical stars, as well as those who participated in the festival. From Richie Havens's legendary opening act to the Who's violent performance, from the Grateful Dead's jam to Jefferson Airplane's wake-up call, culminating in Jimi Hendrix's career-defining moment, renowned disc jockey Pete Fornatale brings new stories to light and sets the record straight on some common misperceptions. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs,Back to the Gardenis the authoritative and highly entertaining history of three days of peace and music

Author Biography

Pete Fornatale is an award-winning broadcaster who has been a fixture on the New York City radio scene for the past forty years. The author of Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends, he can currently be heard in the New York area on WFUV radio's Mixed Bag.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Bring Back the Sixties, Manp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Playersp. xxv
Richie Havensp. 3
The Swamip. 18
Free Concertp. 23
Country Joe McDonaldp. 32
John Sebastianp. 46
Sweetwaterp. 54
Bert Sommerp. 59
Tim Hardinp. 62
Ravi Shankarp. 69
Melaniep. 77
Arlo Guthriep. 82
Joan Baezp. 90
Founders, Quill, the Keef Hartley Band, the Incredible String Bandp. 101
Santanap. 113
Canned Heatp. 127
Mountainp. 133
Janis Joplinp. 138
Grateful Deadp. 150
Creedence Clearwater Revivalp. 158
Sly Stonep. 164
The Whop. 175
Jefferson Airplanep. 191
Joe Cockerp. 211
Max Yasgurp. 217
Country Joe and the Fishp. 225
Ten Years Afterp. 230
The Bandp. 234
Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young)p. 239
Blood, Sweat and Tearsp. 247
Johnny Winterp. 252
Paul Butterfield and Sha Na Nap. 256
Jimi Hendrixp. 262
Epilogue: The Whole World Goes to Woodstockp. 275
Acknowledgmentsp. 289
Notesp. 291
Indexp. 297
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