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Woodstock at 50: Where are they now?

Michael Lang was the brains behind the original Woodstock Festival. Now 74, he's still involved in the promotion business. He produced Woodstock '94 & '99 and was involved in the attempt to have a fiftieth anniversary celebration.
This weekend marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. “3 days of Peace and Music!” For many involved in the event, it was the highlight of their lives. Others went on to lengthy lives and careers. Let’s have a look at what happened to some of Woodstock’s major figures: Related Post: Woodstock’s 50th anniversary-Three days... Read more »

Woodstock at 50: It's about the music

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Richie Havens opened the concert. "Freedom"
When you think about Woodstock, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It should be the music. There has never been an event where so many legendary artists performed. Thirty-three acts played over the three-plus days. The performances were relatively short; most ranging from forty-five minutes to one hour. The two exceptions were Jefferson Airplane and... Read more »

Ten influential musicians who died in 2018

Aretha Frankllin died after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. The Queen of Soul was 76.
Each January, I like to honor the musicians who left us the previous year. Some all time greats passed on. Here they are with some of their best music: Among the other artists we lost last year were Tony Joe White, Charles Aznavour, Yvonne Staples, Dennis Edwards, Hugh Masekela, Ray Thomas, Danny Kirwin and Charles... Read more »

January was a bad month for musicians

Paul Bley- January 3, age 83. Jazz pianist who performed on hundreds of albums. Played with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Sonny Rollins among many others.
If you’re a musician, you have to be ecstatic that it’s now February. January was a bad month….a very bad month. At the end of each year, I write a tribute column to the musicians that died during the year. There were so many that died last month that January gets its own piece. Here’s... Read more »
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