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New Collection: Woodstock
Posted on August 13, 2021
The original Woodstock festival took place on August 15-18, 1969 during the height of the Summer of Love. Now you can relive the iconic music festival that defined a generation with our “Woodstock On My Mind” collection!
About the Collection
“Woodstock On My Mind” features artists from the original lineup, including Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Mountain, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Learn and play songs like “Suzie Q”, “Somebody to Love” and “Mississippi Queen”.
In addition to these iconic songs and artists, the collection also highlights some of our tribute songs to other artists from the festival, including Joni Mitchell and Jethro Tull. The National Anthem for the United States even makes an appearance, a nod to Jimi Hendrix’s psychedelic rendition during his set.
Head to our YouTube playlist to relive some iconic moments from Woodstock.
The Woodstock Festival
More than 400,000 people flocked to upstate New York for the defining music festival to see what are now considered legendary acts – 32 of them, to be exact.
The festival’s influence continues today, with many current music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza using Woodstock as a blueprint. In fact, Rolling Stone listed the festival as number 19 in the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.
While the music was generation-defining, the festival did have its lower moments. Intense crowds and traffic jams plagued Woodstock and the area of Bethel, New York where it took place. Food shortages, poor weather and sanitation added to the problems the festival faced. The National Guard was almost called in, and members of a nearby Air Force Base helped keep the order and even had to airlift performers in and out of the area.
But, music prevailed. Jimi Hendrix closed out the festival with a two-hour set, and the hippies in attendance approached the festival with hearts full of peace and love. It was truly an iconic musical moment.
Check out the collection in the app, and get ready to rock!
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