Remembering Woodstock

Remembering Woodstock

by Andy Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754607135

ISBN-13: 9780754607137

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

"The Woodstock festival of 1969, which featured such groups and artists as the Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, is remembered as much for its 'bringing together' of the counter-cultural generation as for the music performed. The event represented a milestone in the use of music as a medium for political expression while…  See more details below

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"The Woodstock festival of 1969, which featured such groups and artists as the Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, is remembered as much for its 'bringing together' of the counter-cultural generation as for the music performed. The event represented a milestone in the use of music as a medium for political expression while simultaneously acting as a springboard for the more expressly commercial of rock and pop events which were to follow. In the thirty years since the festival took place, Woodstock has become the subject of many books, magazine articles and documentaries which have served to mythologise the event in the public imagination." These different aspects of the Woodstock festival will be discussed in this wide ranging book which brings together a number of established and new writers in the fields of sociology, media studies and popular music studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754607137
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The three Woodstocks and the live music scene1
2'1,2,3 what are we fighting 4?' : music, meaning and 'The star spangled banner'18
3'This is your Woodstock' : popular memories and political myths29
4'Everybody's happy, everybody's free' : representation and nostalgia in the Woodstock film43
5Reporting Woodstock : some contemporary press reflections on the festival55
6The contradictory aesthetics of Woodstock75
7'Unsafe things like youth and jazz' : Beaulieu jazz festivals (1956-61), and the origins of pop festival culture in Britain90
8A public transition : acoustic and electric performances at the Woodstock festival111
9Still picking children from the trees? : reimagining Woodstock in twenty-first-century Australia127
Afterword : Country Joe McDonald remembering Woodstock146

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