List of performances and events at Woodstock Festival

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Woodstock Music & Art Fair was a music festival held on a 600 acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Thirty-two acts performed during the sometimes rainy weekend in front of nearly half a million concertgoers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.[dead link][1]

Friday, August 15[edit]

The first day officially began at 5:07 p.m. with Richie Havens and featured folk artists. 32 acts performed during the sometimes rainy weekend in front of nearly half a million concertgoers.

The Original Woodstock Poster with the Wallkill, New York location

Saturday, August 16[edit]

The day opened at 1:20 pm, and featured some of the event's biggest psychedelic and guitar rock headliners.

Sunday, August 17 to Monday, August 18[edit]

Joe Cocker was the first act on the last officially booked day (Sunday); he opened up the day's events at 2 PM. His set was preceded by at least two instrumentals by The Grease Band.

  • Country Joe and the Fish 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    1. "Rock & Soul Music"
    2. "(Thing Called) Love"
    3. "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine"
    4. "Sing, Sing, Sing"
    5. "Summer Dresses"
    6. "Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife"
    7. "Silver and Gold"
    8. "Maria"
    9. "Love Machine"
    10. "Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me (I'm a Nut)"
    11. "Short Jam (instrumental)"
    12. "Crystal Blues"
    13. "Rock & Soul Music (Reprise)"
    14. "The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag"
  • Johnny Winter - 12:00am - 1:05am featuring his brother, Edgar Winter, on two songs.
    1. "Mama, Talk to Your Daughter"
    2. "Leland Mississippi Blues"
    3. "Mean Town Blues"
    4. "You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" / "Mean Mistreater"
    5. "I Can't Stand It" (with Edgar Winter)
    6. "Tobacco Road" (with Edgar Winter)
    7. "Tell the Truth" (with Edgar Winter)
    8. "Johnny B. Goode"
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 3:00am - 4:00am with separate acoustic and electric sets. Chip Monck announced the act as "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young", but the name Young was dropped from the movie and film soundtrack.
    • Acoustic Set
    1. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
    2. "Blackbird"
    3. "Helplessly Hoping"
    4. "Guinnevere"
    5. "Marrakesh Express"
    6. "4 + 20"
    7. "Mr. Soul"
    8. "Wonderin'"
    9. "You Don't Have to Cry"
    • Electric Set
    1. "Pre-Road Downs"
    2. "Long Time Gone"
    3. "Bluebird"
    4. "Sea of Madness"
    5. "Wooden Ships"
    • Acoustic Encores
    1. "Find the Cost of Freedom"
    2. "49 Bye-Byes"
    • Neil Young skipped most of the acoustic set (the exceptions being his compositions "Mr. Soul" and "Wonderin'") and joined Crosby, Stills & Nash, but refused to be filmed during the electric set; by his own report, Young felt the filming was distracting both performers and audience from the music. Young's "Sea of Madness," heard on the album, was drawn from the Fillmore East concert, one month after the festival. The original recording was later restored on the six-CD boxed set Woodstock: 40 Years On [Back To Yasgur's Farm]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Woodstock in 1969". Rolling Stone. 2004-06-24. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  2. ^ Baez Source: Arthur Levy, annotator of the expanded editions of the 12 Joan Baez CDs on Vanguard
  3. ^ "Janis Joplin entry". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2008-10-03.