Woodstock Was Filled with The Beatles’ Spirit and Music!

Woodstock was filled with The Beatles’ spirit and music. Richie Havens played three Beatles songs, and Joe Cocker along with CSNY each performed one. Here are our top 3 ranked Beatles covers performed at Woodstock! Richie Havens – “Strawberry Fields Forever” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – “Blackbird” Joe Cocker – “With a Little Help From My Friends” Which one is your favorite? : Getty & Henry Diltz

Today, we remember the legendary Jimi Hendrix.

“[Jimi Hendrix] was a truly astonishing performance and one that would become one of the most enduring of all Woodstock moments and memories.” -BETHEL WOODS Today, we remember the legendary Jimi Hendrix. Honor Hendrix by listening to this playlist

Woodstock Oral History Project – Pam Gunther

Pam Gunther is part of the oral history project run by the Museum of Bethel Woods. She was only 21 when she attended Woodstock ‘69. Read her full interview here: https://found.ee/WoodstockMemories

Woodstock ’69 took some time to find its permanent home in Bethel, New York!

“The venue for the festival changed not once, not twice, but four times.” – Mike Evans, co-editor of WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD Woodstock ’69 took some time to find its permanent home in Bethel, New York. After the third location rejected the festival in July, just weeks before the event, panic ensued. Fortunately, Max Yasgur stepped in and offered his farm in Bethel as the new venue for Woodstock. Despite the change in location, the event retained the name Woodstock due to prior talent bookings. 📸: Getty Images.

Artist Spotlight: The Incredible String Band

☮️Artist Spotlight ☮️ The Incredible String Band (ISB) was a pioneering British psychedelic folk group from Edinburgh, Scotland. The band’s music showcased innovative instrumentation and experimentation, earning them a significant following. Paul McCartney even hailed 5000 SPIRITS as his favorite album of 1967. The band played during the second day of Woodstock. 📸: Getty Images.

The Bethel Woods Center was recently voted one of the best music museums in the country by USA Today readers

Did you know that the Bethel Woods Center was recently voted one of the best music museums in the country by USA Today readers? It’s true! The Woodstock exhibits at the Bethel Woods Center are up there with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum! Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

In April 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the First Official Booking for Woodstock

In April 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival became the first official booking for Woodstock. Only weeks before, the band released their hit song “Proud Mary,” which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100.  “Once Creedence signed, everyone else jumped in line, and all the other big acts came on.” -DOUG CLIFFORD, drummer of CCR. Listen to Creedence Clearwater Revival live: https://found.ee/CCR-LiveatWoodstock-1

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! 💚🍀 Did you know that guitarist Henry McCullough was the only Irishman to play at Woodstock? He was helicoptered in to perform with Joe Cocker and the Grease Band, then they all left to continue their own tour. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! ❤️ There were many iconic female artists that took the stage at Woodstock, who’s legacy still has left a mark on musicians and fans to this day. Pictured above are the amazing Melanie Safka, Cynthia Robinson and Rose Stone, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Joan Baez, and Nancy Nevins. Take a look at an article about the women of Woodstock! To read, visit: https://found.ee/WomenOfWoodstock Photos courtesy of Getty Images and Henry Diltz.

Crosby, Stills & Nash Debut Album

On May 29th, 1969, Crosby, Stills and Nash released their debut album! This record showcased the immense talents of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. With standout songs like “Marrakesh Express” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” the album climbed to the top of the charts, peaking at #6 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums Charts. Steeped with its rich harmonies, thought-provoking lyrics, and the musical genius of three iconic artists, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH continues to be cherished by fans to this day. Pictured are the trio performing at Woodstock ‘94, courtesy of Getty Images.

Happy Birthday Ravi Shankar

Remembering the great Ravi Shankar on his birthday today. Today we’re celebrating the life and legacy of the master of North Indian Classical Music. Shankar’s music transcended borders and influenced many of our favorite musicians (including The Beatles). Ravi notably performed at Woodstock ‘69 and advocated for the purity of music over associations with drugs and countercultures. Photo: Getty Images.


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