La cover di With a Little Help from My Friends di Joe Cocker, il rifacimento hendrixiano dell’inno statunitense, l’improvvisazione di Richie Havens (Freedom), il supergruppo Crosby, Stills, Nash&Young… Sono solo alcuni dei motivi che hanno reso il festival di Woodstock, che si è aperto il 15 agosto del 1969, immortale.

Ecco, la straordinaria scaletta:

 

 

 

Il concerto iniziò alle 17.07 di venerdì con Richie Havens. La prima giornata fu dei musicisti folk.
– Richie Havens

Dalle 17.07 Alle 19
High Flyin’ Bird
I Can’t Make It Any More
With a Little Help from My Friends
Strawberry Fields Forever
Hey Jude
I Had a Woman
Handsome Johnny
Freedom (pezzo totalmente improvvisato)

– Sweetwater

Dalle 19.30 Alle 20.10
Motherless Child
Look Out
For Pete’s Sake
What’s Wrong
Crystal Spider
Two Worlds
Why Oh Why
Let the Sunshine In
Oh Happy Day
Day Song

– Country Joe McDonald (non era in programma il primo giorno, fu fatto esibire a sorpresa, poi si ripetè il terzo giorno con il gruppo, arrivato da poco)

Janis
Rockin’ All Around the World
Flyin’ High All Over the World
Seen a Rocket Flyin’
The “Fish” Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag

– John Sebastian (lasciò il palco improvvisamente per raggiungere la moglie che aveva partorito)

How Have You Been
Rainbows all Over Your Blues
I Had a Dream
Darlin’ Be Home Soon
Younger Generation

– Sweetwater  
What’s Wrong
Motherless Child
Look Out
For Pete’s sake
Day Song
My Crystal Spider
Two Worlds
Why Oh Why

– The Incredible String Band

Invocation
The Letter
This Moment
When You Find Out Who You Are

– Bert Sommer

Jennifer
The Road to Travel
I Wondered Where You Be
She’s Gone
Things Are Going My Way
And When It’s Over
Jeanette
America
A Note That Read
Smile

– Tim Hardin (esibizione di un’ora, nonostante la scaletta brevissima)

If I Were a Carpenter
Misty Roses

– Ravi Shankar

Raga puriya-dhanashri/Gat in sawarital
Tabla solo in jhaptal
Raga manj khamaj
Iap jor
Dhun in kaharwa tal

– Melanie Safka

Beautiful People
Birthday of the Sun

– Arlo Guthrie

Coming into Los Angeles
Walking Down the Line
Amazing Grace

– Joan Baez (raccontò sul palco dell’arresto del marito, obiettore di coscienza, mentre lei era al sesto mese di gravidanza) 

Oh Happy Day
The Last Thing on My Mind
I Shall Be Released
Joe Hill
Sweet Sir Galahad
Hickory Wind
Drugstore Truck Driving Man
I Live One Day at a Time
Sweet Sunny South
Warm and Tender Love
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
We Shall Overcome

 

– SABATO 16 AGOSTO

Il concerto di sabato iniziò alle 12:15

– Quill 

They Live the Life
BBY
Waitin’ for You
Jam

– Keef Hartley Band

Spanish Fly
Believe in You
Rock Me Baby
Medley
Leavin’ Trunk
Halfbreed
Just to Cry
Sinnin’ for You

– Santana  

Waiting
You Just Don’t Care
Savior
Jingo
Persuasion
Evil Ways
Soul Sacrifice
Fried Neckbones

– Canned Heat

A Change Is Gonna Come/Leaving This Town
Going Up the Country
Let’s Work Together
Woodstock Boogie

– Mountain

Blood of the Sun
Stormy Monday
Long Red
Who am I But You and the Sun
Beside the Sea
For Yasgur’s Farm (allora senza titolo)
You and Me
Theme For an Imaginary Western
Waiting to Take You Away
Dreams of Milk and Honey
Blind Man
Blue Suede Shoes
Southbound Train

– Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band

Raise Your Hand
As Good as You’ve Been to This World
To Love Somebody
Summertime
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
Kozmic Blues
Can’t Turn You Loose
Work Me Lord
Piece of My Heart (con bis)
Ball and Chain (con bis)

– Sly & the Family Stone

Chip Monck intro/M’lady
Sing a Simple Song
You Can Make It if You Try
Everyday People
Dance to the Music
I Want to Take you Higher
Love City
Stand!

– Grateful Dead  

St. Stephen
Mama Tried
Dark Star/High Time
Turn on Your Love Light

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Born on the Bayou
Green River
Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t do)
Commotion
Bootleg
Bad Moon Rising
Proud Mary
I Put a Spell on You
Night Time is the Right Time
Keep on Choogin’
Suzy Q

– The Who

Heaven and Hell
I Can’t Explain
It’s a Boy
1921
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Eyesight to the Blind
Christmas
Tommy Can You Hear Me?
Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard
Do You Think It’s Alright?
Fiddle About
There’s a Doctor
Go to the Mirror
Smash the Mirror
I’m Free
Tommy’s Holiday Camp
We’re Not Gonna Take It
See Me, Feel Me
Summertime Blues
Shakin’ all Over
My Generation
Naked Eye

– Jefferson Airplane

Introduction
The Other Side of This Life
Somebody to Love
3/5 Of a Mile in 10 Seconds
Won’t You Try / Saturday Afternoon
Eskimo Blue Day
Plastic Fantastic Lover
Wooden Ships
Uncle Sam Blues
Volunteers
The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil
Come Back Baby
White Rabbit
The House at Pooneil Corners

DOMENICA 17-LUNEDI’ 18 AGOSTO

– Joe Cocker
Dear Landlord
Something Comin’ On
Do I Still Figure in Your Life
Feelin’ alright
Just Like a Woman
Let’s Go Get Stoned
I Don’t Need a Doctor
I Shall Be Released
With a Little Help from My Friends

– Country Joe and the Fish

Rock and Soul Music
Thing Called Love
Love Machine
The “Fish” Cheer/I-feel-like-I’m-fixin’-to-die rag
Not so Sweet Martha Lorraine

Ten Years After

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
I Can’t Keep from Crying Sometimes
I May Be Wrong, But I Won’t Be Wrong Always
Hear Me Calling
I’m Going Home

– The Band

Chest Fever
Tears of Rage
We Can Talk
Don’t You Tell Henry
Don’t Do It
Ain’t No More Cane
Long Black Veil
This Wheel’s on Fire
I Shall Be Released
The Weight
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

– Blood, Sweat & Tears

More and More
I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
Spinning Wheel
I Stand Accused
Something Comin’ on

– Johnny Winter

Mama, Talk to Your Daughter
To Tell the Truth
Johnny B. Goode
Six Feet in the Ground
Leland Mississippi Blues/Rock Me Baby
Mean Mistreater
I Can’t Stand It (fu accompagnato dal fratello, Edgar Winter)
Tobacco Road (con Edgar Winter)
Mean Town Blues

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 


(Esibizione acustica)
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Blackbird
Helplessly Hoping
Guinnevere
Marrakesh Express
4 + 20
Mr. Soul
Wonderin’
You Don’t Have to Cry

(Esibizione elettrica)
Pre-Road Downs
Long Time Gone
Bluebird
Sea of Madness
Wooden Ships
Find the Cost of Freedom
49 Bye-Byes

– Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
Driftin’
Born Under a Bad Sign
Morning Sunrise
Love March
Rumpis Cumpis

– Sha-Na-Na

Na-Na Theme
Jakety Yak
Teen Angel
Jailhouse Rock
Wipe Out
Who Wrote the Book of Love
Duke of Earl
At the Hop
Na-Na Theme

– Jimi Hendrix

Message to Love
Hear My Train A Comin’
Spanish Castle Magic
Red House (la corda della chitarra di Hendrix si ruppe, ma continuò a suonare la canzone con cinque corde)
Mastermind
Lover Man
Foxy Lady
Jam Back at the House
Izabella
Gypsy Woman / Aware of Love
Fire
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Stepping Stone
The Star-Spangled Banner (una reinterpretazione dell’inno degli Stati Uniti, eseguita da Hendrix con una forza e dei suoni stranianti che era facile intendere come la sua protesta per la violenza delle politiche degli USA, nella guerra in Vietnam e negli scontri sociali)
Purple Haze
Woodstock Improvisation / Villanova Junction
Hey Joe

Woodstock, la storia: LEGGI QUI

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