July 15, 2009

Woodstock Anniversary

Forty years ago this August, The Woodstock Music & Art Fair was held on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York. Max Yasgur leased his farm for $75,000 and was told about 50,000 people would attend. Approximately 500,000 people showed up. The ticket price was eighteen dollars for the three day festival but soon turned into a free concert because of the huge attendence.

Santana 'Soul Sacrifice' Woodstock '69

Carlos Santana today recalling Woodstock.


  1. I just went back and re-watched the Santana clip. And it reminded me of two Santana tidbits.

    This was before Woodstock. I was walking through Golden Gate Park in SF and heard some music - mostly drums. Found the source - Santana was doing a spontaneous practice in the park I guess ... there were only a few people gathered - a totally cool experience.

    And, when the first Santana album was released I stood in a long line that went outside the SF Tower Record store - we were all wanting to buy the Santana sound.

  2. Win a Woodstock special edition Stratocaster guitar and Collector's Edition Woodstock DVD and listen to RADIO WOODSTOCK 69 which features only music from the original Woodstock era (1967-1971) and RADIO WOODSTOCK with music from the original Woodstock era to today’s artists who reflect the spirit of Woodstock. Go to http://www.woodstockuniverse.com for details.

    Peace, love, music,