Sunday, 16 August 2009

Music Monday: Sly and the Family Stone at Woodstock

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the "3 Days of Peace & Music", here is "I want to take you higher" performed by Sly and the Family Stone. Sly was one of the performers that demanded payment before taking to the stage at the festival, which was initially a commercial venture and only later became free when it became clear that the organisers had vastly underestimated the appeal of the event. Other artists performing at the event included Joan Baez, Santana, Canned Heat, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Jimi Hendrix, who closed the show in storming fashion.

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Shinade aka Jackie said...

Great pick. I went with Mathews and Southern Comfort. I simply couldn't let the anniversary slip by without a post also!!

Happy MM,

Run DMT said...

GREAT PIC for MM! I totally forgot this was the 40th anniversary of Woodstock! Wow.

Tricia said...

What a great pick-me-up for a Monday morning. :)

Stepterix said...

Thanks for the comments.

SakaJ: I love MSC's version of Woodstock, much better than Joni Mitchell's original.