Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Woodstock 2009 in Central Park?

I was up in Woodstock this weekend and had a great time! I even went to the site of Woodstock ’69 in Bethel (about 45 miles southwest of Woodstock) and visited the museum!

Anyway, the owner of the really cool t-shirt store, Legends, a curmudgeon if there ever was one, said that the deal was signed on Saturday to bring Woodstock 2009 to Central Park in September. We’ll see.

I did some "googling" and found that Central Park was being considered, as was Prospect Park in Brooklyn for the 40th anniversary of the concert. But those articles were written earlier this year and discussed the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing. As far as I see it, only the performers from the original show should be on the bill. Yes, many are sadly dead. But you can still put together a fantastic lineup: The Who; Crosby Stills & Nash; Joe Cocker; Carlos Santana; Richie Havens and many others.

Again, we’ll see.

One thing that is definitely worth seeing is the above video which features "frustrated drummer" Richie Havens opening up Woodstock '69 with "Freedom."

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