This thread feels like a swing and a miss, so I'll bench it.
"Don't give up on us baby..."
C'mon, Greg. It's only been a week. You gotta give things a chance to catch on. I'm subscribed. And I'm really curious to see if it grabs hold. Keep hope alive!
I would have added Richie Havens to the list today if you hadn't beaten me to it.
I lived, for six years, near Max Yasgur's farm. I was there for the talk-up to the 20th anniversary celebration of the Woodstock Music Festival (which took place nowhere near Woodstock, NY for the uninitiated). And Richie was an ever-present participant in the anniversary shows/discussions/etc.
Interesting back story about the local sentiment on the history of the event. The locals, for years, ran from talk of the festival because of the trauma inflicted on the region by the infusion of people for that three-day period in 1969. Local officials were vilified for allowing it to happen. Political careers were ruined. Others were begun. As anyone who has ever seen the documentary can understand the rather surreal nature of the event--the likes of which will likely never be seen again...it was an intense thing for this bucolic, rural part of NY's Catskill Mountain range to suddenly have a half-million people knocking at their door.