Yesterday, Aug. 15, was Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, a major milestone in the history of American pop-culture.
Nearly half a million Boomers overwhelmed roads and services, endured mud and muck, and lived to tell their children and grandchildren what it was like to be “at Woodstock.”
Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang attempted to stage a 50th anniversary celebratory event, but it never jelled. Instead there will be be a “3 Day Celebration of Woodstock” in Bethel, New York, near the original 1969 site.
Unlike the “original,” this one is carefully planned..tickets and “travel passes” required, so no crashing.
There will be a special night-time performances from John Fogerty and Carlos Santana… Woodstock originals.
Here’s Santana’s incredible performance at Woodstock, 50 years ago.
Also, “American Experience” on PBS is a “must see.” What really went on behind the scenes at Woodstock 50 years ago .
And a Boomer Music Update shout out to Memphis—It’s “Elvis Week!”. The King died Aug. 16th 1977–42 years ago, when he was 42 years old.