In Bethel Woods, New York, 1969 history was made. Woodstock festival was planned to be a three-day music festival with 32 musical acts and just over 150,000 festival attendees, but it turned into so much more. Not only did the festival grow from 150,000 fans to 500,000 fans, but no one could have anticipated that the impact of Woodstock would reach all the way to 50 years after that fateful weekend ended. With Mount Rushmore worthy artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Santana, Woodstock has become the landmark experience that music festivals today strive to recreate in different ways.
Eddie Trunk takes us to this historical town to speak with music producer Andy Zax, who is making an album of recordings from the original Woodstock stage performances. Andy Zax tells Eddie that he is dedicated to keeping the content from the Woodstock tapes true to the original performance and gives us an inside look into what it takes to compile and restore these original tape recordings.
Eddie also sits down with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, John Sebastian from The Lovin’ Spoonful. John recounts his experience being helicoptered into the festival and performing at Woodstock to Eddie and also explains how his music-filled childhood influenced his career path.
You don’t want to miss this history-filled episode all about the famous Woodstock Festival! Tune in to AXS TV on Sunday, August 18th at 9:30/8:30c to watch the episode!
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