Countless great performances were left on the cutting room floor after the initial release of 'Woodstock.' Now, you can see even more from The Who and Santana. Also, to celebrate Elvis Week, a little 'Viva Las Vegas' and The King in concert is in order.
In a very busy month for Jimi Hendrix fans, the legendary musician's sister spoke to Digital Journal about what makes Jimi's tunes have such lasting power. She also reveals what he was truly like away from the stage and spotlights.
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His galvanizing energetic performance at Woodstock inducted a new generation of love into the heartfelt universe of folk and soul music, cosmic troubadour Ritchie Havens has succumbed to a heart attack at 72 and the planet mourns.
Legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix will be commemorated next year in Seattle when a park will be opened and named in his honor. Organizers hope to have the park open in time to mark what would have been the rock star's 70th birthday.
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Occupy Wall Street protesters won't be missing the traditional Thanksgiving fare thanks to a New York City chef whose promised an organic meal for 1,000 people complete with roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
Jonathan Groff, the young stage star (Spring Awakening & Hair), stars in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. Portraying promoter Michael Lang, the brainchild behind the greatest 3-day rock event in history, Groff talks about bringing the icon to life onscreen.
Back in 1969 hippies by the thousands made a pilgrimage to Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York. For three days music flowed and free love blossomed. Drugs were passed from one friend to the next. It was Woodstock and it has never been copied.
Jimi Hendrix in his classic performance captured on the just released 'Woodstock: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited'
Dundas Street in Woodstock, Ontario
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After serving in Vietnam, Steve Ostram (at far right) worked in construction and building. Working as part of the crew for concerts such as Woodstock and for the legendary Bill Graham of the Fillmore Auditorium was some of the happiest times of his life.
Courtesy of Kathy Ostram and the Ostram family
The Woodstock Service Centre on 401 will be close at the end of March. It is slated for demolition and replacement.