I will say that I am too young to remember this, but that is not an excuse not to know about the history of one of the biggest events in music that ever happened! And, most likely, it paved the way for a bunch of other massive events like this one!
In August 15, Woodstock was inaugurated! A three-day concert that featured 24 different rock bands and some of the most influential singers of the era! This magnanimous event drew more than 300,000 people, mostly hippies, which back then was an incredible crowd! This concert symbolized the counter-culture movement and pretty much became the image itself of the 1960’s! You think about the 60’s and the hippies… and you think about Woodstock!
Many of us might have not been born back then, but why don’t we just go into this trip of memories???
Room Full of Mirrors by Charles R. Cross
Jimi Hendrix was one of the many artists that was during this event! and simply one of the highlights of the event. Jimi is a name that when mentioned brings memories of man who set fire to guitars, women’s hearts, and the status quo. In this biography written by Charles R. Cross goes deep in the story on and off stage of this artist based in more than 300 interviews, Cross gives Hendrix the immortality that he deserves!
Janis by Holly George-Warren
This one is super biased as for me she is the 60s! Her voice! Her story! Her songs! Uff she was epic! On the Road is the memoir of John Byrne Cooke Janis’ manager that was with her at all time! From Woodstock to her decision to go solo and leave her band behind! Who will know Janis better than him?
On the Road by John Byrne Cooke
The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang
I don’t think I can explain this book better than the blurb itself! But how… did … it … come… to life?
The story of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair begins with Michael Lang, a kid out of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who liked to smoke a joint and listen to jazz. He would find his way to Florida, open a head shop, and produce his first festival – Miami Pop, featuring Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and others – then travel to Woodstock, where, after meeting Artie Kornfeld, his vision for a festival where folks could come and stay for a few days amid the rural beauty of upstate New York would become a reality.
Woodstock by Dale Bell
It’s an audiobook of art of the art! This is pretty much a documentary that… well documents the making of Woodstock!
Woodstock: Interviews and Recollections combines stories, anecdotes, and perspectives from dozens of musicians and filmmakers about the making of the Academy Award-winning documentary Woodstock. Assembled by associate producer Dale Bell, the oral history takes listeners behind the scenes – and behind the camera – at the decade-defining event.
So this is the great era of the 60s! Music, love, peace and…. why not audiobook?
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