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OT: News report - Woodstock 40 years later.


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Evidently this weekend is the anniversary of the Woodstock concert, and NBC's Brian Williams covered the story of a young couple who made the album cover.

Their name is Erkeline and they're the ones who were cuddled in the blanket on one of the early mornings. They were married two years later and are still married today. That's a pretty cool thing since my generation has gone through so much divorce over the years.

Coincedently, my wife just bought me the CD last month and have been listening to it alot. Ahh, memories.

 

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Pretty cool eh? A whole lot better than the Woodstock a few years back when they rioted and tore the place apart.

 

That's what happens when you try to hold a festival on the tarmac of an old air force base, and charge exorbitant ammounts of money for water during hot summer days.

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Yeah, and um, ShaNaNa at Woodstock, opening for Jimi Hendrix?

 

What the HECK was that?

 

Man, back in '69, you could tune on your local radio station(AM, because FM wasn't really all that common back then) and hear Broadway show tunes followed sequentially by Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, The Monkees, Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, The Grass Roots, The American Breed, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Ian, Bobby Hebb, and a hundred other one-hit wonders of every style imaginable. Actually, it carried over into the free-form FM format days, when you could tune into your local ultra-cool FM station and hear everything from Heart to Prue Prairie League to Paul Horn to Return to Forever to Frank Zappa in the space of an hour.

Today's approach to radio programming is called narrowcasting; you pick a target demographic, find the style of music most likely to attract it's constituents, and that's all you play. I feel sorry for kids today, because I got exposed to the richest, most varied virtual minestrone of music imaginable. Nowadays, all you get is the samo-samo, and what ther is of it isn't really very good.

So Sha-Na-Na opening for Hendrix was no biggie back then, not like it would be today...

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Old Air Force Base?

 

That was held in the town I grew up in -- Saugerties, NY -- no air force base there.

 

Not to say the whole thing wasn't a stinking mess, because it was.

 

Woodstock '99 (the last one) was held at the old Grifiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY. It ended with riots, the burning of concessions, and numerous reports of sexual assaults.

 

A far cry from 1969 or the event that was held in Saugerties in 1994.

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Yeah, and um, ShaNaNa at Woodstock, opening for Jimi Hendrix?

 

What the HECK was that?

 

Man, back in '69, you could tune on your local radio station(AM, because FM wasn't really all that common back then) and hear Broadway show tunes followed sequentially by Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, The Monkees, Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, The Grass Roots, The American Breed, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Ian, Bobby Hebb, and a hundred other one-hit wonders of every style imaginable...snip, snip....So Sha-Na-Na opening for Hendrix was no biggie back then, not like it would be today...

That's what I liked about 60's AM radio. :grin:

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Yeah, and um, ShaNaNa at Woodstock, opening for Jimi Hendrix?

 

What the HECK was that?

 

Man, back in '69, you could tune on your local radio station(AM, because FM wasn't really all that common back then) and hear Broadway show tunes followed sequentially by Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, The Monkees, Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, The Grass Roots, The American Breed, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Ian, Bobby Hebb, and a hundred other one-hit wonders of every style imaginable. Actually, it carried over into the free-form FM format days, when you could tune into your local ultra-cool FM station and hear everything from Heart to Prue Prairie League to Paul Horn to Return to Forever to Frank Zappa in the space of an hour.

Today's approach to radio programming is called narrowcasting; you pick a target demographic, find the style of music most likely to attract it's constituents, and that's all you play. I feel sorry for kids today, because I got exposed to the richest, most varied virtual minestrone of music imaginable. Nowadays, all you get is the samo-samo, and what ther is of it isn't really very good.

So Sha-Na-Na opening for Hendrix was no biggie back then, not like it would be today...

 

It was that way into the early '70's. 66 WNBC, 77 WABC, Cousin Brucie! I found out about so much great music just listening to the radio, and it wasn't the same 20 songs oer and over, either.

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Seventy SE-ven w-ABC - DAN Ingram

 

Th Guess Who followed by Neil Diamond followed by The Doors followed by Sly & The Family Stone followed by....

 

If you don't like the genre of music they're playing, wait 3 minutes.

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