Modern Culture19 Aug 2010 10:23 am
The Woodstock Festival spawned nearly a dozen classic performances: The Who’s 25-song set (that started at 4 a.m.), Joe Cocker getting a Little Help From his Friends, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane and (a personal favorite of The Devoted Intellectual) The Band. Of course, the festival famously concluded with Jimi Hendrix’s mind-blowing Star Spangled Banner (which you can see here). Less well known is the opening act: Richie Havens. After some original songs and a few great Dylan and Beatles covers, he brought it home with “Freedom / Motherless Child.” Take a look:
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