“The festival actually took place…about fifty miles away from Woodstock. [The city of] Woodstock was the original location since that was where Bob Dylan was currently residing.”(Remember a day: Woodstock) so to answer your first question, it was named after the city it was originally supposed to happen in. “[police estimated that there was] a million people [on the road trying to get in], 186,000 tickets had been sold; the promoters figured that maybe 200,000 tops would show.”(Remember a day: Woodstock) Nobody thought it was going to be as big as it turned out to be. The promoters who are trying to sell Woodstock to the people even underestimated their own work. “So many people arrived that crowd control was next to impossible.
One of them that they are known for was the largest rock festival ever the wood stock festival, on the weekend of august 15th -17th in 1969 in upstate New York. There was an estimated 450,000 people that attended the event according to the rock hall of fame. The festival was scheduled to end with The Jimi Hendrix Experience performance on the 16th but was delayed, fans waited all night for Jimi to take the stage. Finally at 7:30 in morning The Jimi Hendrix Experience takes the stage wowing their fans with an hour of play time. Jimi Hendrix’s version of the “Star Spangled Banner” became the highlight of the festival.
Hendrix later left to England to play in his own band called the Jimmy Hendrix Experience. His band made it big in England and he soon returned to the United Sates. In 1969, Hendrix performed at the summer Woodstock music festival. This event is where Hendrix became most famous. Woodstock completely changed the musical world.
Another thing teens were crazy about were music festivals. They would travel all across the country to go to festivals that would go on for days. The largest festival of this decade was Woodstock. Rock promoters rented a farm in Woodstock, New York and organized a performance for an audience of around 50,000 people, however over 400,000 people ended up showing up from across the country (the editors of Time-Life 146). The farm turned into a huge campground filled with teens that came there for peace, love, and music (the editors of Time-Life).
It was estimated that about 50,000 people would show up to Woodstock but it was more like 200,000 people that actually did. There would come to be a shortage of food, toilets, and water but there was a freak out tent for people having bad trips. The first 50,000 people showed up early before they had put up the gates and they had no way of making them leave and many more people showed up not long afterwards that they had broken down the fences and Woodstock became a free music festival. Police then ended up having to turn away thousands of cars that were trying to get into the festival. People arriving in these numbers had not been planned for and the roads had just become makeshift parking lots where people abandoned their cars and walked the final distance.
After several years spent working as a dishwasher in a diner and playing for spare change on the streets, Santana decided to become a full-time musician. In 1966, he formed the Santana Blues Band which became known for their highly original blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, and African rhythms. The band's early success, capped off by a memorable performance at Woodstock in 1969, led to a recording contract with Columbia Records, then run by Clive Davis (A+E Networks 2013). "Evil Ways," went triple platinum, selling over four million copies and remaining on the Billboard charts for over two years. Abraxas, released in 1970, went platinum, scoring two more hit singles, "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman."
6. Autonomy- self government 8. Woodstock festival- a hippie festival in 1964 with an enormous number of people that went on for two days with many big folk and rock stars. 10. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - created as an independent federal agency to administer laws that effect the environment 12.
The opportunity to perform for the super bowl half-time show is a tremendous honor for any musician. The super bowl performance held on February 4, 2004 should have been no different from years prior. However for some reason this performance would set an example for the FCC. During the performance there was a huge mishap that occurred. The performance with music icon Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake didn’t exactly go as planned.
Was it only twenty-three years ago? It seems like a lifetime, or two, has passed since that May night in 1975 when Led Zeppelin, a heavy metal, innovative band of Englishmen, clouded the Fall of Saigon by performing one of the few acts more monumental – in those faraway times - than the Communist victory in the Vietnam War. Three months following the debut of Zeppelin’s double-album, Physical Graffiti, the four powerful musicians instinctively blew the roof off the Earls Court Arena in West London, and, for the better part of two hours, strutted across the incandescent stage, demonstrating their musical prowess in front of 19,000 chin-dropped fanatics. I often picture myself residing during this magical time period of reinvention, activism,
Such festivals were created in order to reflect the culture of some particular country. Among different festivals and events that somehow connected with hippies, the most significant one, after all, is The Woodstock Music Art Fair. It was held in upstate New York City in 1969. The festival lasted for three days. It was three days of liberality, peace, amazing music, freedom, and expanding consciousness for the hippies.