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    Just below DYR's remit being 1969 who remembers the iconic Woodstock festival?

    Probably the most iconic moment when Jimmy Hendrix played 'Star Spangled Banner' on 'leccy guitar

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    I am a bit too young to remember Woodstock at the time, but I saw the documentary about it at the cinema in the early 80s. Yes, Hendrix's performance was iconic, but I also liked Jefferson Airplane and Country Joe and the Fish, and what about Joe Cocker--wow! Woodstock is the film that Charlton Heston's character watches alone in the cinema early on in The Omega Man.

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    Also too young but I've seen the film a coupla times and enjoyed it a lot

    Interesting (to me) coincidence: I was watching The X Factor at the weekend and one of my fave acts there is called Kevin David White. I said to my fair lady that he reminded me of Ritchie Havens' opening slot at Woodstock. She gave me that "look" that suggests "I really do not care, you sad man!"
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    The really great thing about Woodstock is, it became a free concert after the throngs of people coming through the fence. Obviously the financial backers, who the guy on the mike said they will take a big hit. The financial backers, as he said, decided the concert goers are more important than the buck

    It was the biggest gathering of people anywhere

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    On 15th August it will be the 50th anniversary of the start of Woodstock. Just looking at the acts that performed....what a line-up! Surely the most iconic festival of all time, and perhaps the zenith of the hippy era, when young people really thought that they were at the dawn of a new age of peace and love. Maybe that seems so naive to our cynical 2019 eyes, but that was the mood of the time. Sadly, the Manson murders, Kent State shootings, deaths of Hendrix and Joplin, and the escalation of violence in Vietnam, the Middle East, Northern Ireland and other places quickly burst the bubble of optimism, as the swinging 60s became the savage 70s.

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    There was supposed to be a 50th Anniversary gig but it was called off last week
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    I think Woodstock was of its time. Any attempt to recreate it would be just a very pale shadow of the original. I know there were several anniversary concerts. I particularly remember the 25th anniversary in 1994. When Woodstock was being planned 50 years ago, nobody realised just how legendary it would be. Subsequent anniversary festivals used the name, but really lacked the spirit of the original imo. As for Woodstock 2019, I just don't think the quality of performers is there anymore, compared to who performed in 1969.

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    My perfect 2019 Woodstock lineup, all bands /artists are still living and able to appear ofcourse .....opinions welcome

    The who
    Neil young
    Jethro tull
    Eric clapton
    Led zep
    Hawkwind
    Deep purple
    Fleetwood mac
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    No Britney???
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    No Britney???
    She was unavailable.
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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