here in Nashville and I went to New York and we got together. On Friday evening, August 15, Richie Havens got up on stage and officially started the Festival. Playing as a solo act for the first time, Joe was inexperienced at holding a crowds attention without a band behind him. At that point we had been opening up for Janis Joplin in Chicago, and Paul Butterfield, and we saw how the band was taking the audience. Why should we show ourselves that way? Thats what Ten Years After is all about: to boogie down, have a good time and play lots of riffs around, and thats basically. I did it again at Woodstock: Gimme. In the months after the show, Woodstocks persistent deluge inspired Fogerty to write Wholl Stop the Rain, which mixed images of what he observed at the festival with dark, brooding reflections about American involvement in Vietnam.
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When only half a million people can claim genuine connection to the experience of being there, why are so many others entranced by the legend? I thought a lot of the things being said from the stage were embarrassing. Saturday, August 16, in a weekend of few expressly political moments, Country Joes performance stood out as something special. Bill had a fascination and an obsession with us, like he did with the Grateful Dead. What materials/curriculum do you use in Walking Free?
Sweetwater, Joan Baez, and other folk artists also played Friday night. Given the guitarists penchant for smashing his axes onstage, most people would know better than to get on his bad side during a performance, but thats just what political activist Abbie Hoffman did. I heard it before it came out of my fingers; then I heard it come out of my fingers and into the guitar strings, to the amplifier and to the.A., and then from the.A. The song became a highlight of the subsequent Woodstock soundtrack album and film, raising Ten Years After to star status and securing Alvin Lees place in the pantheon of guitar heroes.