Saturday Night Retro

It all began 40 years ago today on the 15TH of August of 1969. Who knew that 500,000 hippies from all across the nation in search of peace and music would take part in one of the most pivotal weekends in American cultural history.

Woodstock

Some of the great musicians and bands that performed on that memorable weekend include (in alphabetical order) Arlo Guthrie, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, John Sebastian, Melanie, Richie Havens,  Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, and The Who.

I was a mere 26-month-old toddler at the time of Woodstock, and I don’t remember it occurring. But the festival’s legacy shall never be duplicated, its Americana shall never be disputed, and its music shall forever be everlasting.

Here’s one of those great bands that performed at Woodstock exactly 40 years ago today on this Saturday in August. It’s John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, and Doug Clifford. The’re Creedence Clearwater Revival, and here’s their U.S. TOP 3 PLATINUM smash from late in 1969. This is “Down On The Corner”, and it’s one of the greatest rock songs of my lifetime. I present it to you for your ‘Saturday Night Retro’ review:

4 thoughts on “Saturday Night Retro

  1. The vitality of Woodstock: Kids listening to music, shouting back at their parents, “What the hell is wrong with you?” It was the same lyrics they had heard since they had emulated the hairstyle of The Beattles. Educated long-haired kids who had to go back home. Kids who for a long time had been asked, “What the hell is wrong with you?” Kids who still loved their parents. Despite the world.

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  2. 😆 I’ll tell you what. On Monday afternoon I’ll revive the hit series from last year ‘Trouble In The Tropics’. I am monitoring the situation out there, and my ‘spaghetti models’ are having an extremely difficult time keeping Tropical Storm Ana together as an organized system as it approaches our region next Thursday. I’ll have a better idea on her on Monday. Thanks for tuning in !

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