Bands From Woodstock 1969


Joe Cocker
His real name is John Robert Cocker. He was born in May 20, 1944 in Sheffield. Joe Cocker is a pop music singer. After Woodstock he had problems with drugs including alcohol which had a bad influence on his musical career. His comeback was in the 1980s and 1990s.
Blood, Sweat & Tears The members of Blood, Sweat & Tears are Al Kooper, Jim Fielder, Fred Lipsius, Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss, Dick Halligan, Steve Katz and Bobby Colomby. It was an Canadian- American rock and roll band formed in New York City in 1967. Al Kooper was the bandleader.

The Band was a Canadian- American rock an roll group of the 1960s and 1970s. At the beginning the band called themselves “the Hawks”. Ronnie Hawkins was the singer of “the Hawkins” from 1959 until 1963. Bob Dylan was 1965/1966 with “The Band” on tour. “The Band” recorded two of the most important album of the late 60s. 1968 their debut album music from “Big Ping” (feat. The Weight) and 1969 “The Band”. The group dissolved in 1976 but reformed in 1983 without founding a guitarist and main songwriter Robbie Robertson.

Country Joe and the Fish was a music and folk band. They were known for musical protests against the Vietnam war from 1965 to 1970. The lead singer was “Country” Joe McDonald. The lead guitarist was Barry “the Fish” Melton. The band was an early example of Psychedelic music. Their biggest hit was the anti- war song “I feel like I' m fixin' to Die Rag”.

Arlo Guthrie was born in July 10, 1947. He was an American folk singer. He is the son of the folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie. His most famous work is “Alice´ s Restaurant” a story song that lasts 18 min and 20 sec. It´ s a bitingly, satirical protest against the Vietnam war . He also had a minor hit with his song “Coming into Los Angeles”. Arlo Guthrie performed at the Woodstock festival 1969. He often sang songs of protest against social injustice.

Janis Joplin Her real name is Janis Lyn Joplin. She was born in January 19, 1943 and died in October 4, 1970. She was an American blues- influence rock singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. She produced four albums and she was the front woman for several bands from 1967 to 1971. She took drugs and she drank a lot of alcohol.

Carlos Santana His real name is Carlos Augusto Alves Santana. He was born in July 20, 1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Yalisco, Mexico. Carlos Santana is a Mexican- American Grammy Award winning musician and Latin- rock guitarist. He became famous with the band “Santana” in the late 60s and 17s. They made salsa, rock, blues and jazz fusion. Tom Frazier formed the band. He played the guitar, Carlos Santana played the guitar and he sang, Mike Carabello plays percussion, Rod Harper played the drums, Gus Rodrigues played the bass guitar and Rolie plays organ and vocals.

Crosby, Stills & Nash and Young Neil Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash were the members of the band. They played a pioneering folk, rock supergroup that formed out of the remnants of the three 60s bands: Buffalo Springfield, the Byrds and the Hollies. The band is known for their three part vocal harmonies.

The Who The members were Pete Townshand, Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle and Keith Moon (drums). The band came from England and they were famous for the song “My Generation”. At that time “The Who” was the hardest and loudest band. 1970 came the album “Live at Leads” gone on sail. 1983 appear the album “Scoop” and 1984 the last live LP “Who's last”. !986 was their comeback.

Joan Baez was political engage against the Vietnam war and she sings about the civil rights. Because of her dark skin she was often called “Nigger” and she wasn´ t allowed to play with the neighbour kids. Her family and she moved from town to town for example she lived in Boston, Paris, Rom and Bagdad. In Bagdad dominated poverty and there were unhuman conditions. In the 1956 she heard a speech from Martin Luther King and bought her first guitar with which her career began.

Marlitt Arriens

James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix
John Allen Hendrix was born in Seattle on 3.31.1942. His name was changed by his father into James Marshall Hendrix two years later but everybody just called him 'Jimi'. His parents got divorced and he moved to his father. When he was a young child he began to play the guitar and 1959 he joined the band 'the Rocking Kings' on his high school and played the bass guitar. After ending the school, without references, he joined the army and played in his own band called 'The King Casuals'. After an accident he had to leave the army and waited for his friend Billy Cox nearly two months. With him he went from gig to gig and from pub to pub in and around Clarksville. A few months after meeting Billy Cox again he joined the supporting act of 'Isley Brothers'. Later he went on tour with 'Little Richard'. He left the band and founded his own band called 'Jimi James and the Blue Flames'. After playing with 'Cream' he was very famous in Great Britain. He founded a new band called 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' and played on famous festivals like Woodstock. He became so famous because of his guitar technique and he becomes a living legend. But he got depressed and thought the people come to his tours just for his show, not for his music. 9.18.1970 he died. He was full of drugs and suffocated on his vomit.

03.31.1942 John Allen Hendrix was born in Seattle 10.15.1965 First record contract with 'Jimi James and the Blue Flames' 10.12.1966 First gig with 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' in the show of 'Johnny Holiday' 05.01.1967 Jimi's first sampler called 'Are You Experienced' got on market 09.18.1970 James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix dies in London.

 

 

 


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