Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Rock Moments Captured On Video (6)

Listening to you, I get the music...The Who - Listening To You 

The Woodstock Festival took place on August 15, 16, 17 & 18, 1969.  It was held on a 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills in up-state New York  The festival was billed as 3 days of peace and music (although it spilled over to a 4th day) and over 400,000 young people attended.  The festival was filmed and released as a movie that millions have seen.  The Woodstock Music Festival is one of the most important concert events in the history of rock.  It was the culmination of the music and youth explosion of the 60's. The festival included a who's who of the eras music, including: Jimi Hendrix, Credence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Band, Sly and the Family Stone, The Grateful Dead and many others including The Who.

The Who already stars in England.  With the release of their rock opera Tommy in May of 1969 and their performance at Woodstock, The Who established themselves as world rock stars in 1969.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Great Rock Moments Captured On Video (5)

Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged... The Beatles - Get Back 

On 30 January 1969, The Beatles played their final set together... in an unlikely place... on the rooftop of Apple Heaadquarter at 3 Savile Row.  The band along with keyboardist Billy Preston played 9 takes of 5 songs; Get Back, Don't Let Me Down, I've Got a Feeling, One After 909 and Dig a Pony.  The 42 minute set was broke up by the Metropolitan Police Service.  Footage from this event was later used in the 1970 "documentary-film" Let It Be.