remembering Woodstock, remembering Derry
Forty years go this month, it was Woodstock. What a long strange trip it’s been --
slide show with music and commentary from Joni Mitchell; and others, from the BBC
Life magazine’s photographer talks about
photographing at Woodstock, and the people he met there
Gallery of Photographs of Woodstock
I was not at Woodstock. But I have to say, the snippets of music with the BBC slideshow shot me straight back to those times, though most of it is music that I’ve rarely thought of since then. It was a different world -- and the same one. We carry the history forward within us. It changes with us, and we change with it.
Forty years ago this August, things were not so mellow in other parts of the world. South Africa, Viet Nam, Alabama... Northern Ireland. As peace and love were being celebrated in Woodstock, anger and fear filled the streets of Derry.
An Irish time line
and a song for those days.
you may also want to see
Remembering Woodstock (American Chronicles (History Press)
Music Road: Wilderness Plots: the dvd
Tommy Sands: Let the Circle Be Wide