Putting Woodstock into Context

Aug 13, 2019

By Zoomer Podcast Network

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We’re celebrating Woodstock’s 50th anniversary with Woodstock Week on Zoomer Radio! 

To put it in context…Woodstock happened less than a week after four members of the Manson cult committed their heinous murders in the Hollywood hills.

War was raging in the streets of America, because war was raging in the jungles of Vietnam. And yet, optimism…

Only 26 days before Richie Havens set foot on stage as the opening act of Woodstock, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. So it really felt like we were reaching outside our little blue planet, toward some hopeful and utopian future.

The few at Woodstock who paid $18 for their three-day pass, and the hundreds of thousands who paid nothing, believed the lyrics from the musical Hair, that love could “steer the stars.”

And, during breaks in the rain, “let the sun shine in.”

Zoomer Radio continues now, celebrating the performers who made Woodstock … Woodstock.

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