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Remembering Woodstock

Remembering Woodstock

by Andy Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754607135

ISBN-13: 9780754607137

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The Woodstock Aquarian Music and Art Fair, held in August 1969 in upstate New York, has been widely considered the pinnacle of the music and cultural revolution of the 1960s. In order to explain how and why Woodstock has achieved such iconic status, academics in the US, Britain, and Australia examine such issues as the festival's influence on the organization of the

Overview

The Woodstock Aquarian Music and Art Fair, held in August 1969 in upstate New York, has been widely considered the pinnacle of the music and cultural revolution of the 1960s. In order to explain how and why Woodstock has achieved such iconic status, academics in the US, Britain, and Australia examine such issues as the festival's influence on the organization of the popular music industry, and its role as purveyor of myths concerning the power of music to shape and inform political action. Musician Country Joe McDonald offers an afterword not so much on the festival itself as on the development of his music and the band, and the aftermath of their performance there. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

List of figures and tablevii
Notes on contributorsviii
General Editor's prefacexi
Acknowledgementsxii
Abbreviations and acronymsxiii
Introductionxiv
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
Index154

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