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  • MOUNTAIN’S LESLIE WEST DIES AT 75

    12/23/2020 2:37:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Leslie West, co-founder and guitarist of pioneering hard rock band Mountain, has died at age 75. The Los Angeles Times confirmed his death through a publicist. Rolling Stone and Variety are also reporting that West has passed. The news was initially shared by West's long-time associates at Dean Guitars, though no other details were given. The Times report mentioned heart issues, while Rolling Stone said West went into cardiac arrest on Monday at his home near Daytona, Fla., and "never regained consciousness" after being taken to the hospital. Dean Guitars CEO Evan Rubinson also offered personal condolences, describing West as...
  • Poll: Do you think they should have canceled the 1969 Woodstock music festival because of the 1969 flu pandemic that killed more than 100,000 people in the U.S., and more than 1 million worldwide?

    05/16/2020 3:02:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    Wordpress ^ | May 16, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Poll: Do you think they should have canceled the 1969 Woodstock music festival because of the 1969 flu pandemic that killed more than 100,000 people in the U.S., and more than 1 million worldwide?
  • The Hong Kong Flu of 1969: My mom and the pandemic at Woodstock

    05/10/2020 7:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/10/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Yes, I remember Woodstock when I was in high school.  Worse than that, I have the 3-disc L.P. somewhere in a box.  I listened to it one time and wished I had sought a refund. Woodstock was awful in more ways than one.  It was dirty, and people behaved very strangely. My mother, who turns 91 today on Mother's Day, looked at the TV news back then and said in Spanish that all of those people were going to get sick so close to each other.  Then she added that it was a natural place for some pandemic to break out. Well,...
  • Pennsylvania pastor blasts COVID-19 orders, plans outdoor service ‘like Woodstock’

    04/01/2020 9:03:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    WKRN ^ | Updated: Apr 1, 2020 / 08:50 PM CDT | Nexstar Media Wire
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKBN) – A Pittsburgh area pastor says he plans to organize a large, Woodstock-like outdoor Easter service to protest the stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Conservative Christian Pastor Jonathan Shuttlesworth made the announcement on social media after the arrests of pastors in the U.S. for failing to comply with state-at-home orders. “How do you lay hands on people online? How do you baptize people online? How do you anoint with oil and lay hands on the sick?” he asked. He said the government is infringing on the rights of people to assemble for religion. He said the...
  • WWII veteran calls for help and dies as nurses laugh, video shows

    11/18/2017 3:33:42 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WXIA-TV [GA] ^ | 18 Novemer 2017 | WXIA-TV
    A hidden video from 2014 showed nurses laughing as a World War II veteran repeatedly called for help and died while in their care. The family of James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., hid a camera in the late veteran’s room in the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center which captured the night he died. The video showed the decorated WWII veteran repeatedly calling for help, saying he could not breathe. It also showed the nurses failing to take life-saving measures and laughing as they tried to start an oxygen machine.
  • The Manson Family’s Youngest Member Tells All: ‘If He Could Kill Strangers, He Could Kill Me’

    08/18/2019 11:59:06 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 18, 2019 | Tarpley Hitt
    This month marks 50 years since eight black-clad hippies snuck into a series of upscale Los Angeles homes and carried out the nine killings now known as the Manson Family Murders. Between July 25 and Aug. 9, 1969, the followers of cult leader and failed musician Charles Manson murdered pregnant starlet Sharon Tate and her four guests, stabbed a supermarket executive and his dressmaker wife, and gored a Ph.D candidate with a sword. Half a century out, the attacks continue to resurface in pop culture. Last month, Quentin Tarantino reimagined the Manson murders in his ninth feature, Once Upon a...
  • Not Sorry, Boomers: Woodstock Was A Bad Trip

    08/15/2019 9:56:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 15 Aug 2019 | Warren Henry
    For an event described as an Aquarian exposition, its origins were remarkably mercenary. Two men, one a pharmaceutical heir, placed an ad in The New York Times: “Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions.” They eventually partnered with a record company executive and the promoter of the relatively small Miami Pop Festival. When plans for a music studio in Woodstock, New York, went awry, the quartet settled on the idea of an art and music festival. Established food vendors wanted nothing to do with Woodstock, so the promoters hired an inexperienced group called...
  • This Is Why Woodstock 50 Was Just Canceled

    08/13/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Of the rock festivals of the sixties, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was by far the most famous. Held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, N.Y. on August 15–17, 1969, the festival is the iconic representation of the drug-addled culture and sexual revolution that upended American life. This August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the era-defining event. Some have called for celebrating with another concert. The occasion is hardly a cause for celebration—so many of the cultural changes after Woodstock had catastrophic consequences. Most do not know that the concert was a disaster—even from an organizational point of...
  • VIDEO: Woodstock 50 music festival called off

    08/10/2019 11:05:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2019 | Greg Gutfeld
    Woodstock 50 music festival called off After trouble with obtaining permits and celebrity cancellations, Woodstock 50 has canceled the festival.
  • Woodstock 50’s Failure Is the New Left’s Success

    08/08/2019 1:30:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2019 | Nate Hochman
    The revolution has been canceled, or at least postponed for a while. Apparently, we are told, there were some “unforeseen setbacks.” That’s the vague explanation provided for the catastrophic failure of Woodstock 50, a doomed attempt at recreating the famous 1969 music festival in upstate New York for its 50th anniversary. Michael Lang, a cofounder of the original Woodstock and the mastermind behind this recent planned reincarnation, endured months of nightmarish organizational impediments — bureaucratic issues, lagging enthusiasm, and the withdrawal of a host of significant investors and performers — before ultimately throwing in the towel earlier this week.
  • Fifty Years After Woodstock - A Biblical Perspective

    08/04/2019 12:08:51 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 31 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/4/19
    The Fifty-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival is at hand and millions are joyfully celebrating this upcoming anniversary! Events were being planned with the top pop musical artist of today for Woodstock 50 in August of 2019, but just of late this event was canceled! In light of this cancelation, promoters are now saying that Americans should reflect and remember the "spirit" of Woodstock which is "peace and love", or is it (1 John 4:1-10)? The original Woodstock Festival took place on August 16, 1969, and its spirit has been promoted, glorified, glamorized, sensationalized and etched into the very...
  • Rock On...Or Not: Woodstock 50 Is Officially Canceled

    08/02/2019 7:55:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/2/2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Music fans still talk about Woodstock to this day. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to a dairy farm in Bethel, New York in the summer of 1969 to see the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and CCR grace the stage for the world's most iconic rock concert. They'll be talking about Woodstock 50 too - but for a much different reason. Just about everything went wrong for the organizers behind the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, and it's now curtains closed. First, there was some trouble with the production company (which changed hands a few times.) Then the...
  • Troubled Woodstock 50 festival moves to Maryland

    07/25/2019 8:11:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 25, 2019 | 9:02pm | Tamar Lapin
    <p>Organizers have shipped the beleaguered Woodstock 50 concert to Columbia, Maryland — more than 250 miles away from where the original 1969 music festival took place, Bloomberg reported Thursday.</p> <p>The move comes after officials in upstate New York refused to approve a permit for the 50th anniversary concert and one of the main financiers backed out.</p>
  • The Who - Abbie Hoffman incident - Woodstock 1969 (pummeling of a hippie

    07/20/2018 7:30:52 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 91 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2008 | easyrider1991
    In the seconds immediately after The Who concluded "Pinball Wizard", from Tommy, Hoffman, who had ingested LSD after working the past few hours at the medical tent, abruptly walked onto the stage and began addressing the crowd from Pete Townshend's microphone. He shouted, "I think this is a pile of sh**! ... While John Sinclair rots in prison ..." Alerted to the disturbance, Townshend (who apparently had been too distracted to notice Hoffman ambling onto the platform), snarled at Hoffman, "F*** off! F*** off my f***ing stage!" He then struck Hoffman with his guitar (which you can hear in the...
  • Woodstock voters to take action on global warming

    01/31/2019 10:48:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Vermont Standard ^ | January 31, 2019
    Global warming is now real. Woodstock voters will decide on Town Meeting Day to tell the state to take action. One of the articles on the Town Meeting warning is a non-binding resolution asking the state of Vermont to take greater action in curbing the threat of global warming. The Select Board approved the Town Meeting warrant on Jan. 15. The article identifies extreme and erratic temperatures, severe storms, a rise in tick-borne diseases, and threats to farmers and maple sugar makers is a result of global warming. It acknowledges the state’s comprehensive energy plan but also claims the state...
  • Woodstock 50’s Last Stand: 6 Key Things We Learned From New Court Papers

    05/15/2019 3:46:32 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 17 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 10 2019 | David Browne & Kory Grow
    The organizers’ war against former investor Dentsu is going to court next week in a last-ditch effort to save the beleaguered festival. >snip< Less than two weeks after investor Dentsu Aegis announced it was pulling the plug on Woodstock 50, the festival’s organizers fired back at the company on Wednesday through the courts. In a filing with the Supreme Court of New York, Michael Lang, the original festival’s co-founder, and other organizers requested an injunction that would, among other things, force Dentsu to hand over $17.8 million in disputed funds and continue work on the festival. A hearing on the...
  • Trump Rallies The Modern Woodstock

    05/04/2019 10:05:36 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-4-2019 | Charlie Kirk
    Earlier this week we learned that the planned 50th anniversary revival of Woodstock had its investor funding withdrawn. There were concerns that the celebration simply would not be able to meet the high bar set back in 1969 by arguably the greatest music event of all time. Sometimes something is just so special it cannot be replicated. I have some appreciation for that after this past Saturday, when I had the opportunity to attend a rally held by President Trump in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The difference between our Rockstar President and Woodstock planners is that what they couldn’t pull off...
  • Woodstock Organizers Cancel 50th Anniversary Festival

    04/29/2019 11:29:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 103 replies
    Billboard ^ | April 29, 2019 | Dave Brooks
    Woodstock 50 has been cancelled. Earlier today officials with Dentsu Aegis Network, which is funding the festival, released the following statement to Billboard: “It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements. We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock...
  • A new Woodstock will happen 50 years later. So, who can still perform? And who should?

    12/30/2018 12:06:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 148 replies
    miami herald ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2018 | By Howard Cohen
    Soon it will be 50 years since Woodstock. Not sure what surprises more: the fact that seminal cultural event is coming up on a half-century or that some of its featured acts are still touring. Wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll a youth movement? Didn’t The Who’s Pete Townshend write the immortal line “Hope I die before I get old?” and sing it at Woodstock? Answers: Yes but not anymore. And yes Pete did, indeed, sing that line from “My Generation” on the third and last day of Woodstock on Aug. 17, 1969. This week, The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts...
  • Woodstock 50th anniversary concert site, dates confirmed for 2019

    12/30/2018 10:24:23 AM PST · by Baynative · 156 replies
    Syracuse ^ | 12/28/18 | Geoff Herbert
    It’s official: A Woodstock 50th anniversary concert is coming to the original site of the 1969 music festival in Upstate New York next year. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts confirmed Thursday that it will host a three-day event on August 16-18, 2019, titled “Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival.” The “pan-generational music, culture, and community event” will celebrate the golden anniversary of the original Woodstock concert with a series of concerts, “TED-style talks,” and a “We Are Golden” history exhibit at the Museum at Bethel Woods. "Fifty years ago, people gathered peacefully on our site inspired to change...