Callen W

 

Woodstock

Woodstock Music Festival/1969 by dbking.Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock by basspunk.Gee, Woodstock Looked Like Fun by John McNab.

Click on the play button to hear Callen’s own podcast as you read along!

 

In 1969 thousands of people gathered into Whitelake in the town of Bethel to witness “3 days of peace and music”.

Some of the most famous band and musicians such as Jimmy Hendrix and The Who. There were 32 bands at Woodstock and played to around 1million people and children.

There were 5 groups cancelled   and 9 declined invitations Such as the Beatles because John Lennon said he couldn’t get the band to gather and Led Zeppelin because they got a higher paid gig in Asbury Park.

The tickets cost $18 in advance and $24 at the gate all together they got around $42,000,000.

The Who played 15 songs and finished the night on day 2. Jimmy Hendrix ended Woodstock at 9:00 in the morning playing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ being one of the most famous acts of all time. Playing ‘Purple Haze’ with his teeth and ripping random solos tickling the crowd’s attention.

Woodstock was one of the most famous music & art festivals of all time and it changed music history for ever and has influenced band and musicians today.

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Daftastic Data at Woodstock! by SuziJane.

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One Response

  1. Hi Callen,

    That is a really unique choice for a historical recount. It is cool that you picked something that was not a tragic event and was a music festival. I learnt heaps from your writing.

    Helen 🙂

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