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COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH

resumed the festival after the thunder storm on Sunday, August 17th. That must have been around 6.30 pm.

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JANIS JOPLIN

Of course, Janis ended up in Woodstock together with a full ensemble of musicians. She played in the night of Saturday to Sunday at about 2:00AM. The show was still strong but it lacked somewhat of Janis Joplin’s power and improvisation of her backing band. Nevertheless, this gig is a worthwhile document of time.

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TEN YEARS AFTER

They hit the stage on Sunday, August 17th at about 8.15 pm. They were known for heavy blues rock, and long guitar and drum solos. But what could have been a world-shaking performance failed due to technical reasons: the high humidity caused the instruments to go out of tune, the sound recording partially failed.

 

THE BAND

started on Sunday, the 17th at 10.00 pm. They were known for excellent Folk-Rock, What can be said about this set? This is the renaissance of Folk-Rock performed at this historic musical event. “I Shall Be Released” is played so sweet that even Mr. Dylan would have smiled.  But their music didn’t fall short. In fact they had been around for many years. “The Weight” is their last song (before the encore), a song that was already made famous by the biker movie Easy Rider.

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JOHNNY WINTER

He was the first artist to start on the unexpected Monday , the so called 4th day of the festival. Indeed, his gig started just over midnight of Sunday to Monday and ended at 01.15 hrs

Johnny Winter is a Blues legend from Texas. He played at Woodstock at midnight on the night of Sunday to Monday (17thto 18th).Johnny Winter played an electrifying 65 minute set of his signature electric blues highlighted by slide guitar amd amazing solos. “Leland Mississippi Blues”, “Mean Mistreater” and the amazing “Mean Town Blues” (probably the highlight of the show) are compositions from his first two albums. Generally all of his performed songs are very strong and dominated by Winter’s immense guitar skills. It is questionable if the audience could grasp this music at this midnightly hour (Johnny Winter started around 12:00 am) but in retrospective it is for sure a very fine concert.

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE

Very late on Saturday evening, or rather Sunday morning, came Sly & The Family Stone: 3:30 am. Led by Sly Stone, they were pioneers of Funk-Rock . The band consisted of black and white members, men and women, which wasn’t that usual at that time. Given their late appearance Sly & The Family Stone were remarkably fresh and powerful. The Woodstock show is widely considered as one of their best performances.

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BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS

had a distinctive R&B sound and gained a huge popularity in the 60s. They started around 1.30 am in the night of Sunday to Monday. So it was already the 18th of August, the last day of the festival.

CROSBY STILLS AND NASH

This is only the second time we’ve performed in front of people. We’re scared shitless.” They opened with “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” before launching into a harmony-drenched version of The Beatles’ “Blackbird”. Their second show was a baptism by fire at the Woodstock Festival.

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PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND

is known as one of the few original Chicago Blues followers. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band played in the morning hours of Monday, the 18th. The starting time was approx. at 6.00 am.

SHA NA NA

was a Rock & Roll act that featured dancers on stage. Even for 1969 they were anachronistic focusing on 50ies music and outfits. The group was founded in 1968 and didn’t have an album contract by the time they played at Woodstock. They were the next to last act of Woodstock succeeded by Jimi Hendrix. They performed at 7.30 in the morning of Monday, 18th of August.

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JIMI HENDRIX

The band was scheduled as the last performance of the festival, Sunday night. Due to several delays, they eventually played on Monday morning, 9:00AM, when most of the audience had already left.