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Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock and How It Changed a Generation

Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock and How It Changed a Generation (Paperback)

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On Friday, August 15, 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, the new form of American music that had emerged only a decade earlier. 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 that 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 Gardencelebrates 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 festival. From Richie Havens's legendary opening act to the Who's violent performance, from the Grateful Dead's jam to Jefferson Airplane's wake-up call, culminating in 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 Gardenis the fascinating story of three days that changed the world.

Music & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop musicMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" musicPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culture Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 11/05/2010 ISBN-13: 9781416591207  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pete Fornatale is an award-winning broadcaster who has been a fixture on the New York City radio scene for the past forty years. The author of Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends, he can currently be heard on in the New York area on WFUV radio's Mixed Bag.

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