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Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings and the role music served in protest movements…
Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses environmental art, or conceptual art, at the Woodstock Festival. Earth Day provides the…
Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses ongoing and upcoming preservation efforts at the historic site. In 2018, Heritage Landscapes…
Museum at Bethel Woods Senior Curator Neal Hitch discusses vendors in the Bindy Bazaar during the 1969 Woodstock festival. Over the last few years, The…
Jimi Hendrix’s was the most anticipated Woodstock performance, but by the time he and his newly formed band, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows, started their two-…
Rock ’n’ Roll tribute band Sha Na Na wins everyone’s prize for the most out-of-place act at Woodstock. Performing songs from the 1950s and looking nothing…
In the early hours of Monday morning, blues harmonica (or harp, in the parlance of the genre) great Paul Butterfield and his band performed a set of horn-…
Woodstock was only the second live performance for newly formed supergroup, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and they certainly were “scared shitless,”…
The Sunday night groups played on into the early hours of Monday morning, and after Johnny Winter’s blazing blues set, contemporary jazz-rock group Blood…
Just after midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning, the Woodstock audience got a taste of high-energy blues-rock from one of the best in the business,…
From the moment the Woodstock festival was announced, people hoped that Woodstock, New York’s most famous citizen, Bob Dylan, would make an appearance.…
Capturing the total absurdity of playing for half a million people on a farm in upstate New York, guitarist and lead singer Alvin Lee of Ten Years After…