Back to the Garden; The Story of Woodstock

New York: Simon & Schuster (A Touchstone Book), 2009. First Touchstone hardcover edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xxix, [1], 303, [3] pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Foreword by Country Joe McDonald. Among the contents are: (Friday) Richie Havens, The Swami, Free Concert, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez; (Saturday) Founders, Quill, The Keef Hartley Band, the Incredible String Bend, Santana, Canned Heat, Mountain, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sly Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane; (Sunday) Joe Cocker, Max Yasgur, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, The Band, Crosby, Siills, Nash (and Young), Blood, Sweat and Tears, Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield and Sha Na Na, Jimi Hendrix, and Epilogue: The Whole World Goes to Woodstock. Peter Salvatore Fornatale (August 23, 1945 – April 26, 2012) was a New York City disc jockey and author of numerous books on rock and roll. He is considered a "pioneer of FM rock." He was the first person to host a rock music show on New York City's FM band, commencing November 21, 1964 on WFUV. He was noted for introducing a musical alternative to Top 40 AM radio in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Billboard called his station "a legend, affecting and inspiring people throughout the industry." He did one of the first American interviews with Elton John. He was was often called to be a guest commentator on PBS specials, including those featuring Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Orbison, Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor and others. On the fortieth anniversary of Woodstock, renowned author and new York city disc jockey Pete Fornatale brings the iconic rock concert to vivid life through original interviews with Roger Daltry, Joan Baez, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, and dozens of headliners, organizers, and fans. On Friday, August 15th, 1969, a crowd of 400,000, an unprecedented and unexpected number at the time, gathered on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York for a weekend of rock 'n' roll, a new form of American music that had emerged only a decade earlier. But for America's counterculture youth, Woodstock became a symbol of more than just sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, it was about peace, love, and a new way of living. It was a seminal event that epitomized the ways in which the culture, the country, and the core values of an entire generation were shifting. On one glorious weekend, this generation found its voice through one outlet: music. Back to the Garden celebrates the music and the spirit of Woodstock through the words of some of the era's biggest musical stars, as well as those who participated in the fair. From Richie Haven's legendary opening act to The Who's violent performance; from The Grateful Dead's jam to Jefferson Airplane's wake up call, all culminating with Jimi Hendrix's career defining moment, Fornatale brings new stories to light and sets the record straight on some common misperceptions. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, authoritative, and highly entertaining, Back to the Garden is the soon-to-be classic telling of three days of peace and music. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Woodstock, Music Festival, Rock and Roll, Richie Havens, Swami, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Sweetwater, Bert Sommer, Tim Hardin, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez; Founders, Quill, Keef Hartley Band, Incredible String Bend, San

ISBN: 9781416591191

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