This week marks the 50th anniversary of the three days of peace, love and music known as Woodstock. As Mister B has written in the past, he is one boomer who readily admits that he was not there, but rather, became more aware of the concert through the movie that was released in 1970. Watching it at a drive-in theater, a teenage Mister B could only imagine the extreme conditions these people lived though to see a concert — but what a concert! On the big screen was a sea of humanity exemplifying the youthful mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll for the world to see, but they came for the music, and so did Brother Boomer and Mister B. Already a fan of The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane, after seeing the movie Mister Boomer purchased music by Richie Havens, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival and perhaps most importantly to him, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Of all the performers at Woodstock, that was the one band Mister Boomer saw live a couple of years later.
Here is what Mister Boomer had to say about Woodstock when Richie Havens died in 2013: Boomers Get Themselves Back to the Garden
This is a photo of the Woodstock tie that Mister Boomer bought in 1970. Mister B wore it often at that time, since he worked his way through college in the retail world. He is currently awaiting the proper venue when he can don it once again.
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Never saw W/S. I wasn’t there. I did see Richie Havens at Detroit Jazz Fest in I think 2006, another free concert.
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