Show #41: Woodstock Rocks (Part 4)

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And then it came to an end. Well, it came to an end like a boss. I’m talking about Woodstock closing out with none other than the greatest of all, Jimi Hendrix. Before he took the stage, the jams continued loud and proud into the morning of Monday, August 18th, well off schedule. So when Hendrix closed out the festival, a diehard crowd of 30,000 jammed along, while 370,000 weak sauce amateurs went home. If you’ve been at Woodstock for three days, wouldn’t you stay for two extra hours to see Jimi Hendrix? C’mon now! Anywho, overall, 32 bands destroyed the stage over three plus days, making Woodstock live on in jamstastic glory forever.

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Top Ten Woodstock Performances

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Yep, Woodstock was pretty epic. 400,000 pot smoking, bongo playing, crazy dancing hippies descended on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm to hear 32 bands amidst an air of peace and love. Sure some of the bands to this day are legendary, but it was a collection of crowning moments over the long weekend that defined how we view Woodstock, and some of these bands, today. Over 40 years later, the 1969 festival still stands as the greatest of all time, and here’s why: (more…)

Show #24: The Mellow Mafia

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After reading a Rolling Stone (product placement, pay me please) article the other day about a group of session and backing musicians called “The Section” or “The Mellow Mafia,” I decided it was time to get mellow. They were behind some very important and hugely successful musicians, all part of a new wave of singer/songwriters to come out of LA in the 70’s. So today we mellowed out, but of course still rocked out to some legends, and learned a little bit along the way. Remember kids, learning is fun, so stay in school. Also make sure to eat your vitamins.

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Show #9: The Godfather

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You know who’s awesome? Neil Young. So awesome he gets a whole hour of his killer jams on the first ever artist showcase. He’s one of the best songwriters of the 70’s, a master of acoustic Americana, been called the “Godfather of Grunge,” and has more hits than that one game where you hit moles with a mallet. ‘Nuff said right there.

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