Woodstock

Woodstock[Download] ➵ Woodstock By Ernesto Assante – Tbjewellers.co.uk Woodstock The 1969 Rock and Roll Revolution celebrates the fascinating story of how the music event came to be and the people that made it part of history How can you explain the Woodstock Festival Woodstock The Rock and Roll Revolution celebrates the fascinating story of how the music event came to be and the people that made it part of history How can you explain the Woodstock Festival years after the event to those who were not fortunate enough to take part The concert that changed the history of rock music and an entire generation cannot be reduced to the photos Half a million young people come to Bethel New York from every corner of the world to experience three days of music together  This event now legendary resounds with the psychedelic notes of Santana and the sublime guitar of Pete Townshend of The Who the rich voices of Joan Baez and Janis Joplin and the many other artists who appeared one after another on the stage Yet it was perhaps the guitar of Jimi Hendrix as he played his version of the American national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” as Woodstock screamed its impetuous revolutionary protest against the war in Vietnam that became the symbol of an epochal dissent In Woodstock journalist and music critic Ernesto Assante presents those unforgettable days through exclusive interviews and photos he has recorded throughout his entire career Michael Lang Carlos Santana Joe Cocker Grace Slick Arlo Guthrie Joan Baez Bob Weir Roger Daltrey Graham Nash will all take us to Bethel to re live and give thanks to the extraordinary figures that made Woodstock a legend that still echoes today.

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Woodstock
  • Ernesto Assante
  • 09 June 2016
  • 9780760363256

10 thoughts on “Woodstock

  1. says:

    This is an absolutely fascinating and informative book I loved it The photographs especially are amazing and a real insight into such an iconic moment It's so well researched and full of amazing interviews with all the key players Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend to any music or history fan

  2. says:

    I believe the book achieves everything it set out to accomplishIt is great that a bookcan convey so much of a sense of the ideas planning and presenting of an event that was the largest ever music festival of it's kind Due to the spirit of the young people and the organisers the event evolved and it is this sense of Woodstock being the sensient enbodiment of thousands of young people it was uniueAs someone born half a generation too late it was fascinating read The post war generation were forged in opposition to America's involvement in the Vietnam War; they expressed their desires in protest become known as hippies but were blessed by not just a peace movement but a musical consciousness that reflacted these ideals and explored ideas through a diverse essemble of music and performers Those who struggle to Bethel to perform at Woodstoch 1969 were touched by the crowds and somehow through recording made and a later film documentary were immortalised Many of the acts had long careers and most speak passionately of this timeThis is a wonderful hisorical look back not just with nostalgia but with critical insight to ask how the phenomenon that was Woodstock grown and became seared in cultural and musical folkloreI am amazed by the range of artists that performed amid a chaotic running order and torrential rain It takes a reflective account to detail this and pose uestions about what potentially could have been a disaster Indeed the National Guard were called out but not ultimately deployed on siteIt is the goodwill of the people who gathered that this book ultimately commends for the success and its cult status Probably millions claims to have been there but a crowd in excess of 500000 were gathered in this one place while all the access roads leading to the venue were reduced to parking lotsI love the history It was the embodiment of a movement Peace Love and Music The book is crammed full of pictures and the crowd look pleased to be there despite the lack of food shelter and sleep It proclaims the posiveness of humanity working towards a mutual goal The faces are young black and white male and female supportive of each other America has become known as an obese national There is no evidence of it here in these photographs There are efforts to publish views on the environment and eating meat in some posters among the crowdIt seems we have lost touch with some of these values Peace Love and Music wasn't some fluffy slogan at Woodstock; it demanded a hard journey to and from the site limited water food and space A reliance on others and a collective response as you were simply one in a crowd of hundreds of thousands It took effort stamina and thinking of others before you own needsFirty years on why has it gone so wrong Play Joni Mitchell

  3. says:

    Woodstock The 1969 Rock Roll Revolution This book really sets the scene for me It doesn't glorify the festival like so many nostalgic books do It point blank says it rained and everything was covered in mud there was hardly any food left by the end of the first day bathrooms were non existent and the campgrounds were not near as boujee as they are today But that's not to say it didn't hit on major events Musicians from all over the world came to Bethel New York for an unknown music festival Musicians who had already created a name for themselves in rock history and some who became rock legends there on the Woodstock Stage Listening to the pitfalls of the festival just made me appreciate it even Founder Michael Lang and his crew cared for the people at the festival and wanted them to have the best experience of their life regardless of the weather and other extenuating circumstances They wanted this festival to be everything these kids hoped for and then some They spoke of peace music love art and most importantly camaraderie Without the help and understanding of those attending the festival Woodstock would not have been near as historical as it is now This coffee table book delves into the most historic music festival It highlights the best and worst parts of the festival and leaves you wishing you were there but also incredibly thankful of how far we've come in the music scene I'm incredibly grateful to have been given an earc of this book via NetGalley and uarto Publishing Group This review and other Woodstock book reviews can be found at A Reader's Diary

  4. says:

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews I let them do itWoodstock The 1969 Rock and Roll Revolution celebrates the fascinating story of how the music event came to be and the people that made it part of historyHow can you explain the Woodstock Festival fifty years after the event to those who were not fortunate enough to take part The concert that changed the history of rock music and an entire generation cannot be reduced to the photos Half a million young people come to Bethel NY from every corner of the world to experience three days of music together This event now legendary resounds with the psychedelic notes of Santana and the sublime guitar of Pete Townshend of The Who the rich voices of Joan Baez and Janis Joplin and the many other artists who appeared one after another on the stage Yet it was perhaps the guitar of Jimi Hendrix as he played his version of the American national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” as Woodstock screamed its impetuous revolutionary protest against the war in Vietnam becoming the symbol of an epochal dissentIn Woodstock journalist and music critic Ernesto Assante presents those unforgettable days through exclusive interviews and photos he has recorded throughout his entire career Michael Lang Carlos Santana Joe Cocker Grace Slick Arlo Guthrie Joan Baez Bob Weir Roger Daltrey Graham Nash will all take us to Bethel to re live and give thanks to the extraordinary figures that made Woodstock a legend that still echoes todayI wasn’t at Woodstock but I have been to BethelWoodstock it’s decidedly in the crunchy granola part of upper New York state It is a landmark event in the history of the 1960s and counter culture and music The book is expertly researched and written – the librarian in my liked that it wasn’t just fluff The interviews were well conducted and the stories shared were eyebrow raising at times I know someone who was at Woodstock and her stories are not far off from the real thing presented in the book at least in this book I didn’t have to picture her naked and cavorting in the mud in my mind as I read it oh dear now I am picturing it ☹ Any older baby boomer would appreciate this book as a Christmas present as would a music fan its out just in time for Christmas🎵 🎵 🎵 🎵 🎵  

  5. says:

    I give this book four stars mainly for its photographic chronology However the written content is a bit weak The book seems to be a rehashing of the writings already out there I did not discover any new insight or factual information that wasn't already known to me No surprise here However it makes a great coffee table book

  6. says:

    Woodstock 50 years who would have thought that As a young boy watching the news all I remember hearing about was a group of young hippies showing up for what was supposed to be three days of singers Then later talk but that was all This book with the history at the beginning taking you through the movement and how everything got started from the term “Beatnik” from a book written in 1958 by Jack Kerouac The author then moves you through the times of the sixties with different festivals “Tripps” in 1966 in San Francisco another one in 67 at the Golden Gate Park Each one of these would have the Grateful Dead Big Brother the Holding Company as some of the performers They were only known to people from San Francisco and Bill Graham the local promoter handling the music This would also be the time of “Summer Love” then the first big rock festival in Monterey California that was for three days in June of 1967 Now the author takes you to how they came to Betel New York and Max Yasgur’s dairy farm How they started clearing the land making all of the arraignments for food water bathrooms and other items Of course all they did would not matter Tickets they printed and sold they figured out they could not collect on them they were thinking 200000 people but 400000 above showed up What was supposed to be three days went four days The stage was not complete as people and performers arrived so Richie Heavens would not go on until much later The rains would come but people stayed and the acts still performed The author takes you through each one This is an excellent book and gives you a true story of the history of the time leading up to the event and really the end of the sixties The photographs that go along with the book are fantastic and you really get a feel of the area Especially why the people of Bethel were so upset as people just left their cars in the streets and ended up walking the twenty miles to the farm Overall a very good book I received this book from Netgalleycom I gave it 5 stars Follow us at www1rad readerreviewscom

  7. says:

    Woodstock by Ernesto Assante is both a recap of the festival itself and so much From setting up the period of history to who played when and what the obstacles were and through to where many of the people ended up well after Woodstock this book tells in both words and pictures the story of the Woodstock consciousness both its promise and its failuresFirst off for those mostly interested in pictures strictly of the festival and words pertaining only to the festival directly you might be a little disappointed There is plenty of that here but there is also contextualizing the event within the period and even the period within the larger history of the country I think it will still be well worth your time but know ahead of time this isn't just a recap of the festivalWhat appealed to me the most aside from the pictures was the way people of the festival from entertainers to other important people such as those making the necessary service and help announcements were discussed We were told what they did there but at the same time we were told where their careers went or didn't Many accounts of events with large casts tell the events then follow that up with maybe a chapter about where they are or went which for me seems a little disjointed I liked being told for instance how Richie Havens' set went then immediately being told about his career and his positive messages I recommend this to music fans readers of pop culture and particularly 60s culture This is both nostalgia for people my age and I think an interesting glimpse at the hopes of a generation for those youngerReviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley

  8. says:

    Being of the age to remember the 60s and 70s this book brought back memories of the eraLoved reading the history and behind the scene info Woodstock exemplified the era and the music still stands up to today Great photos tooHard to believe it will be 50 years

  9. says:

    Pics are fantastic and I've enjoyed the framing of the woodstock era through what happened before in the counterculture Remarkable hints about what happened behind the stage but no lights over the minor figures if the festival Ah PETE TOWNSHEND SUCKS

  10. says:

    This book was arranged very well I wish I had been at Woodstock The illustrations and information were well writtenThank you Net Galley

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