Tomorrow at 10 p.m. WLIW21 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock festival — the pinnacle of hippie counterculture and, arguably, the greatest popular music event ever — with Woodstock Remembered. The new three-hour special features a look back at this music milestone through new interviews with people who attended the landmark event, including official Woodstock photographer Elliott Landy. Stories from hippies and rock fans include Colleen Plimpton, who was famously photographed by Newsweek exiting the festival covered in mud with her boyfriend; Glenn Nystrup, who wound up in the same hotel room as Janis Joplin; and Francis Dumaurier, who traveled from France to New York in search of rock ’n’ roll three days before Woodstock. Louis Salvatore Denaro also shares his experience as an unsuspecting 7-year-old with his parents on the way to a Catskills weekend retreat suddenly surrounded by hippies and chaos! Watch Woodstock Stories now.
Live studio guests include Jocko from Sha Na Na, official Woodstock staff photographer Henry Diltz, New York Times reporter Barnard Collier—the only reporter at Woodstock for the first 36 hours—and Woodstock Revisited author/festivalgoer Susan Reynolds, who will all share their unique perspectives on the festival.
Henry Diltz was kind enough to make a limited edition 11×14 print of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock available to WLIW21 supporters.
Woodstock Remembered also features notable concert performances from Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, and others to capture the spirit of Woodstock at 40. Check out our Woodstock 1969 video archive to watch some of these performances now.
A special encore presentation of Woodstock Remembered airs Saturday, August 15 at 10 p.m. – 40 years to the day Woodstock began.
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