Well here we are in the middle of August and theWoodstockanniversary has reared it's trippy head again. 42 years ago, on a dairy farm in upstate New York, a few hundred thousand people gathered for something that was much bigger than just a music concert. A way of life was defined, and re-defined that weekend in 1969..August 15th-17th. I think it's important to reflect back once a year on the event that brought us all together to look at each other and say 'FAR OUT MAN'. Fashion comes and goes, Woodstock will always be here. A concept to visit whenever necessary. Reflect on it and remember how lucky we were to have a youth that included fun, hope, coming alive and changing the world.
Another anniversary this weekend marks the Beatles coming to San Francisco for the first time. It was the summer of 1964 and they came to the Cow Palace. Called that because it was originally used for livestock, so it had a certain lovely atmosphere. The country was in a state of Beatlemania and the Bay Area was primed for the show. Of course they sang and no one heard them. The screaming would eventually discourage the band from playing live at all. The last show, as it turns out was inSan Francisco's Candlestick Park. Another crappy venue for music. Oh well. at least we had Rubber Soul and Revolver to help us over the shock of no more Beatles live.
A Happy birthday to Robert Plant this saturday, 63 and still fully engaged in all forms of music. Join me this Saturday, we'll flashback together. See you on the Revolution.