Saturday, September 26, 2009

Woodstock 2009 - 40th Year Anniversary

By Gregory Ortel

The traditional music festival famously known as Woodstock will be celebrating its 40th year of existence. The free concert which is being attended by thousands of fans is gearing up for another explosive one time concert this coming October 25th 2009. Fans are as excited as ever before because of the many surprises that will surely come their way.

The 40th year anniversary of Woodstock is going to be in collaboration with the Polish equivalent of Woodstock known as Pryztanek. From the time that Woodstock festival has started, there are many people that have been following the event. Up to now, many are excited because for sure, Woodstock will be performing another once-in-a-lifetime on-stage act of rock and roll.

Unlike any other rock and roll activities and concerts that have been shown in different parts of the world that featured many diversified rock and roll bands and artists, Woodstock focuses on the non-drug motivated concerts. Hence, Woodstock's following and fans have been increasing with each passing day and many people are really looking forward for the announcement of succeeding events and concerts.

First time in the history of rock and roll music that fans would stay for 3 days for what seemed to be a rock and roll camp. Woodstock has changed the misconception of rock music. It basically signifies that even in the midst of loud music, screaming and singing of rock music, peace can still be attained to its highest level.

So, if you are looking for another blast in rock and roll music and to actually be a part of history, then Woodstock is a place to be. Added information on the upcoming 40th year anniversary of Woodstock will be posted here in the days to come so please stay in tuned. Let's rock and roll!

Gregory has been involved with internet marketing for over 10 years. Not only is he a stay-at-home dad, but he is into building web sites and blogs. You can also check out his latest experiment at bicycle water bottles which reviews and lists the best water bottles for riding bikes. I know, it's basic.

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  1. For Immediate Release: 9/1/09

    40th Anniversary of Woodstock
    Free Concert Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, Sunday, October 25, 2009

    Event: “West Fest” Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock.
    Attraction: 42 bands, 3 stages and 26 poster artists. Solar domes, Alternative vehicles, Electric bikes, Native American Tipi Village, Sustainable Living Road Show, Conscious Art Gallery, Light Temple, Holistic Healing Section, Hooper Heaven, Rock’n Green Kids Zone and Eco Village vendors.
    Admission: FREE
    When: October 25, 2009, 9am to 6pm
    Where: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA USA
    Producer: 2b1 Multimedia Inc. and the Council of Light in association with Artie Kornfeld, the original producer of “Woodstock 1969”
    Non-Profit: 501-(c) 3
    Contact: Boots Hughston, 415-861-1520 or

    Acts confirmed with more to come: Jefferson Starship; Leslie West (Mountain); Lester Chambers (the Chambers Brothers); Country Joe McDonald; Denny Laine (of Paul McCartney, Wings, Moody Blues); The Original Lowrider Band (with Lee Oskar); Greg Errico, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson (From Sly and the Family Stone); David and Linda La Flamme (It’s a Beautiful Day); Michael McClure (Beat Poet) and Ray Manzarek (from the Doors); Lydia Pense and Cold Blood; Terry Haggerty (from the Sons of Champlin); Annie Sampson and her band; Nick Gravenites Band; Harvey Mandel and the Snake band; Barry “The Fish” Melton (of Country Joe and the Fish); Jerry Miller and Jim Post; Lost Creek Gang and the Merry Pranksters with Ken Babbs, George Walker, and Mountain Girl; El Chicano; Alameda All Stars (Gregg Allman’s Band); Edwin Hawkins and The New Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day”; David Denny (from Steve Miller) with Prairie Prince (of The Tubes), Diana Mangano (formerly of The Jefferson Starship), Greg Douglas, Carlos Reyes; PF Sloan; Jimmy McCarty (from Detroit Wheels); Peter Kaukonen (from Jefferson Airplane); John York (from the Byrds); Leigh Stephens (from Blue Cheer); Narada Michael Walden; Kathi McDonald and Friends; Cathy Richardson band; Valenti and Tony; Mitchell Holman (It’s a Beautiful Day), Miles Schon Band; Jose Neto and Friends; The Mutaytor; Rock Hendricks (Bobby Womack, The Jackson 5, The funkidelics); Scoop Nisker - KFOG; David Harris – speaker; Matthew Rosenthal – Prevent Hate; Bettina Aptheker – Free Speech Movement; Ben Fong -Torres (Rolling Stone); David Hilliard - Black Panther Party; Benjamin Hernandez – Harts and Hands elders; Blue Thunder – spiritual healer, Teton; Dennis Banks – AIM Wounded Knee; Dennis Peron and Richard Eastman (Marijuana Initiative); David Rovic; Rabbi Joseph Langer ; Ed Rosenthal; Terrance Hallinan (Former SF DA); Gene “DR Hip” Schoenfeld; Paul “Lobster” Wells (DJ), Aron “Pieman” Kay (from the Yippies); Alex Reymundo – comedian; Doug Green MC; Some acts can not be advertised until 30days out.

    Poster series: Stanley Mouse, Arnold Skolnick (original Woodstock 69 poster artist), Chris Shaw, Mike Dolgushkin, Wendy Wright, David Singer, Mark Henson, Carlon Ferris, Dave Huckins, Lee Conklin, Bob Masse, Andrew Annenberg, Victor Moscosco, Michael Moss, Thomas Yeates, Chrissy Costello, Gilbert Johnson and Dusty Hughston, Michael Rios, Burry Olsen, Pat Ryan, Ron Donovin – Fire House Crew.

    In honor of Jimi Hendrix, who headlined the festival in 1969, 3,000
    guitar players will attempt to break the World's Record for the Largest
    Guitar Ensemble playing "Purple Haze" -- all at the same time!
    Players are encouraged to register at:

  2. WOODSTOCK LIVES ONLINE!!!! Join us. We're a small group of folks based at Utopia Studios in Woodstock who are keeping the spirit of Woodstock alive.

    Listen to RADIO WOODSTOCK 69 which features only music from the original Woodstock era (1967-1971) and RADIO WOODSTOCK with music from the original Woodstock era to today’s artists who reflect the spirit of Woodstock. Watch Woodstock TV.

    Go to for details and to join our Woodstock Universe online community.

    Peace, love, music,