Picnic and Revolution
The hippie spectacle in (the vicinity of) Woodstock cannot be compared to any other rock festival. Despite Monterey, Isle Of Wight (1968-70) or contemporary events such as Coachella, Roskilde or Glastonbury, Woodstock is and remains a legendary symbol of the combination of commitment and ecstasy, protest and profit.
WOODSTOCK: THE MAKERS
Two business types and two freaks: That was the constellation of the core team that created a pop culture myth with the Woodstock Festival. But there were other people who made Woodstock Woodstock.
Despite all the adversity, almost all the concerts planned for Woodstock went off the stage. Some of the thirty or so performances were not even planned, but were born out of necessity. The spontaneity and improvisation skills of the organizers and musicians are also part of the Woodstock myth.
Exclusive interviews with those who were there: Musicians, photographers, organizers! Among others with Graham Nash, Richie Havens, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Miller Anderson (Keef Hartley Band), Steve Katz (Blood, Sweat & Tears), Ric Lee (Ten Years After), Sweetwater as well as many other quotes, statements and all facts about Woodstock!
Flower power, potheads, girls with flowers in their hair, screaming colourful clothes, the same bullis, the obligatory trip to India and the desire to improve the world - the possibilities seemed unlimited in the sixties. But the dream lasted only a few years. Egocentrism, hedonism and an unleashed materialism suddenly overlaid the hippie ideals. Nevertheless, ideas that were spun in a creative time manifest themselves in many areas of society to this day.
eclipsed books the bands
Just assuming: A fairy comes into our editorial offices. Such a delicate, innocent magician from a world between our worlds. Just float along and open the door for the astonished team with a surprisingly powerful voice: "Okay, eclipsed'ler, you have 32 wishes for free! Thirty-two wishes?!? Wicked!!! What to do with 32 wishes? No question for us: to create a new Woodstock. And for that it needs - like once in the mud - 32 acts. And this would be our line-up..
Keep the text up! Cult songs and their meaning
JONI MITCHELL - WOODSTOCK
JONI MITCHELL'S "WOODSTOCK" IS ONE OF THE MOST PENETRATING AND IMPORTANT SONGFANTASIES OF THE HIPPIE GENERATION. A SONG ABOUT A FESTIVAL THAT DESCRIBES THE STATE OF AN ENTIRE GENERATION.
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX
The double Dave
The death of Rick Wright has put an end to all hopes of a reunion of Pink Floyd forever. For fans of the band there is still a glimmer of hope. Crippled Black Phoenix carry the legacy of Pink Floyd to new horizons.
HEAVEN & HELL Panic at the last
Tony Iommi finally has the greatness not to call his new band project Black Sabbath. With Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, all the comrades-in-arms already traded under the name Black Sabbath. "I could and should have done it, but I didn't want to," says Iommi..