Woodstock Festival 1969

While I’m trying to make it in the writing world and that takes up most of my time these days. There are days where I feel like doing nothing but geeking out on some good old fashioned mind mapping software. (I’m aware that it’s a really, really geeky thing to do). However, when you pair my love for music, research, and the app iThoughts on the iPad, this is what you get lol.

Highlighted song titles are links to the iTunes store.

Friday, August 15

Richie Havens

From the Prison

Get Together

• From the Prison (Reprise)

The Minstrel from Gault

• I’m a Stranger Here

High Flyin’ Bird

I Can’t Make It Any More

• With a Little Help from My Friends

Handsome Johnny

• Strawberry Fields Forever > Hey Jude

• Freedom (Motherless Child)

Swami Satchidananda

• Gave the invocation for the festival

◦ “My Beloved Brothers and Sisters: I am overwhelmed with joy to see the entire youth of America gathered here in the name of the fine art of music. In fact, through the music, we can work wonders. Music is a celestial sound and it is the sound that controls the whole universe, not atomic vibrations. Sound energy, sound power, is much, much greater than any other power in this world. And, one thing I would very much wish you all to remember is that with sound, we can make—and at the same time, break. Even in the war-field, to make the tender heart an animal, sound is used. Without that war band, that terrific sound, man will not become animal to kill his own brethren. So, that proves that you can break with sound, and if we care, we can make also.”


Motherless Child

Look Out

For Pete’s Sake

Day Song

What’s Wrong

Crystal Spider

Two Worlds

Why Oh Why

• Let The Sunshine In

• Oh Happy Day

Bert Sommer


• The Road To Travel

• I Wondered Where You’d Be

• She’s Gone

• Things Are Going my Way

And When It’s Over

• Jeanette

• America

• A Note That Read

• Smile

Ravi Shankar

Raga Puriya-Dhanashri/Gat In Sawarital

Tabla Solo In Jhaptal

• Raga Manj Kmahaj (AIap, Jor, Dhun In Kaharwa Tal)

Tim Hardin

How Can We Hang On to a Dream?

• Susan

If I Were a Carpenter

Reason to Believe

You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie

Speak Like a Child

• Snow White Lady

• Blue on My Ceiling

Simple Song of Freedom

Misty Roses

Melanie Safka

Close To It All

Momma Momma

Beautiful People

Animal Crackers

Mr. Tambourine Man

Tuning My Guitar

• Birthday Of The Sun

Arlo Guthrie

Coming into Los Angeles

Wheel of Fortune

Walking Down the Line

• Arlo Speech: Exodus

• Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep Every

Hand in the Land

Amazing Grace

Joan Baez

Oh Happy Day

The Last Thing on My Mind

I Shall Be Released

• Story about how the Federal Marshals came to take David Harris into custody

No Expectations

Joe Hill

Sweet Sir Galahad

Hickory Wind

• Drug Store Truck Driving Man (duet with Jeffrey Shurtleff)

I Live One Day at a Time

Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South

• Let Me Wrap You In My Warm and Tender Love

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

We Shall Overcome

Saturday, August 16


• They Live the Life

• That’s How I Eat

• Driftin

• Waitin’ for You

Country Joe McDonald


Donovan’s Reef

Heartaches by the Number

Ring of Fire

• Tennessee Stud

Rockin’ Round the World

Flying High

• I Seen a Rocket

The “Fish” Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag



Evil Ways

You Just Don’t Care




Soul Sacrifice

Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries

John Sebastian

How Have You Been

Rainbows All Over Your Blues

I Had a Dream

Darlin’ Be Home Soon

Younger Generation

Keef Hartley Band

• Spanish Fly

• She’s Gone

• Too Much Thinkin’

• Believe in You

• Rock Me Baby

• Sinnin’ for You / Leaving Trunk / Just to Cry / Sinnin’ for You

The Incredible String Band


The Letter

• Gather ‘Round

This Moment

• Come with Me

When You Find Out Who You Are

Canned Heat

I’m Her Man

Going Up the Country

• A Change Is Gonna Come / Leaving This Town

• Too Many Drivers at the Wheel

• I Know My Baby

Woodstock Boogie

On the Road Again


Blood of the Sun

Stormy Monday

Theme for an Imaginary Western

Long Red

For Yasgur’s Farm (song was untitled at the time)

• Beside the Sea

Waiting to Take You Away

Dreams of Milk and Honey / Guitar Solo

Blind Man

• Dirty Shoes Blues

Southbound Train

Grateful Dead

St. Stephen

Mama Tried

Dark Star

High Time

Turn On Your Lovelight

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Born on the Bayou

Green River

Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)



Bad Moon Rising

Proud Mary

I Put a Spell on You

The Night Time Is the Right Time

Keep on Chooglin’

• Suzy Q

Sunday, August 17

The Who

• Heaven and Hell

I Can’t Explain

It’s a Boy


Amazing Journey


Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker)


Acid Queen

Pinball Wizard

The Abbie Hoffman Incident

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

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’s Blues


The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil

Come Back Baby

White Rabbit

House At Pooneil Corners

Joe Cocker

• Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring (without Joe Cocker)

• 40,000 Headmen (without 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

Hitchcock Railway

Something To Say

With a Little Help from My Friends

After Joe Cocker’s set, a thunderstorm disrupted the events for several hours. Country Joe and the Fish

Rock and Soul Music

• (Thing Called) Love

Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine

Sing, Sing, Sing

• Summer Dresses

• Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife

Silver and Gold

• Maria

The Love Machine

• Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me I’m a Nut

• Short Jam (instrumental)

Crystal Blues

Rock & Soul Music (Reprise)

“Fish” Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin -To-Die-Rag

Janis Joplin with The Kozmic Blues Band

Raise Your Hand

As Good As You’ve Been To This World

To Love Somebody


Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)

Kozmic Blues

Can’t Turn You Loose

Work Me, Lord

Piece of My Heart

Ball and Chain

Ten Years After


Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

• Hobbit

I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes

Help Me

I’m Going Home

The Band

Chest Fever

Don’t Do It

Tears of Rage

We Can Talk

Long Black Veil

• Don’t You Tell Henry

• Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos

This Wheel’s On Fire

I Shall Be Released

The Weight

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

Johnny Winter

Mama, Talk to Your Daughter

Leland Mississippi Blues

Mean Town Blues

You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now > Mean Mistreater

I Can’t Stand It (with Edgar Winter)

Tobacco Road (with Edgar Winter)

• To Tell the Truth

Johnny B. Goode

Sly & the Family Stone


Sing a Simple Song

You Can Make It If You Try

Everyday People

Dance To The Music

• Music Lover

I Want To Take You Higher

Love City


Blood, Sweat & Tears

More and More

Just One Smile

Something’s Coming On

More Than You’ll Ever Know

Spinning Wheel

Sometimes in Winter

Smiling Phases

God Bless the Child

And When I Die

You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes


Helplessly Hoping


Marrakesh Express

4 + 20

• Mr. Soul

• I’m Wonderin’

You Don’t Have To Cry

Pre-Road Downs

Long Time Gone

Bluebird Revisited

Sea of Madness

Wooden Ships

Find the Cost of Freedom

49 Bye-Byes

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Born Under a Bad Sign

No Amount of Loving

Driftin’ and Driftin’

• Morning Sunrise

All in a Day

Love March

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright


Get A Job

Come Go With Me

• Silhuettes

Teen Angel

Jailhouse Rock

• Wipe Out

Blue Moon

• (Who Wrote) The Book of Love

Little Darling

At The Hop

Duke of Earl

Get A Job (Reprise)

Jimi Hendrix

• Introduction

Message to Love

• Getting My Heart Back Together Again > Hear My Train a-Comin’

Spanish Castle Magic

Red House


Lover Man

Foxy Lady

• Beginning > Jam Back at the House


• Gypsy Woman


Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Stepping Stone

The Star-Spangled Banner

Purple Haze

Woodstock Improvisation

Villanova Junction

Hey Joe

All information gathered from Woodstock.com

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