It was forty years ago that the burgeoning hippie counter culture had seen its identity gel into something that was culturally, politically and socially significant. The dream didn’t last long and it was far from perfect, but it was their weekend.
On its 44th anniversary, we celebrate what may have been the single most important musical event of all time by playing excerpts from some music and events of that weekend.
Freedom/Motherless Child – Richie Havens
The Fish Cheer/Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag – Country Joe McDonald
Soul Sacrifice – Santana
Gonna Take You Higher/Music Lover Medley – Sly & the Family Stone
With a Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
Jam/Star Spangled Banner – Jimi Hendrix
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