Woodstock: It's back (maybe)!
“We are stardust, we are golden”. So wrote Joni Mitchell in her song about the Woodstock Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Of course, the legendary singer-songwriter didn’t actually attend the event otherwise she might have been moved to write “We are starving, we are up to our armpits in mud.” Regardless, the name “Woodstock” remains one of the most resonant in rock history. So, it isn’t a huge surprise that Michael Lang, one of the original fest’s founders, announced this weekend at SXSW that he is trying to raise money for a free 40th anniversary concert, which might be held in New York City. According to billboard.com Lang also said that Woodstock 2009 would go “back to its roots…There would be a lot of legacy bands – the Who, Santana, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker maybe.”So, what do you think Popwatchers? Is that the kind of bill anyone would be excited for these days? Did you attend the original “3 Days of Peace And Music”? Or, alternatively, did any of you go to the disastrous Woodstock ’99?