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Creedence Clearwater Revisited's Doug Clifford and Stu Cook Discuss Woodstock and Retirement

Doug Clifford and Stu Cook look back on the bright-burning Creedence Clearwater Revival Woodstock set from August 1969, and talk about the decision to get off the road after 25 years as Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Creedence Clearwater Revival Finally Release Their Woodstock Performance

Fifty years after the iconic Woodstock festival, fans finally get to hear Creedence Clearwater Revival's storied set.

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'Half a Million Strong' Studies the Intersection of Crowds and Power at Rock Festivals

Gina Arnold's research into rock festivals in the US, Half a Million Strong, reveals that it's about the music, yes, but it's also very much about you.

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'Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy' Is a Mixed Bag, Man

Jumping into the fire, howling wind, and bombs bursting in air with the uber rock god.

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Portugal. The Man: Woodstock

Woodstock demonstrates just how peculiar and adventurous yet relatable and enjoyable music can be.

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On the Real Altamont and the Fake Rolling Stones

Joel Selvin’s new book digs deep into the seventh circle of rock music’s hell.

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Jefferson Airplane: Jefferson Airplane: The Woodstock Experience

Jefferson Airplane is a lot like Woodstock itself: rightfully iconic, yet slightly overrated. Fittingly, their live performance at the festival is forever enshrined on this two disc set.

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By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969

Pollock sees Woodstock as an index to where the culture had already been going, and where, given enormous social, political and economic forces at work in America, it was already destined to go.

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Taking Woodstock

The Ang Lee take on Woodstock never gets much beyond these clichés: hippies took drugs, rain made mud, the music was great and crowds were huge.

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Pot, Skinny-Dipping, and Freedom Rock: Woodstock and the Year of the Outdoor Music Festival (Part 2)

PopMatters presents the second part of a chapter on Woodstock from Kirkpatrick's recent book 1969: The Year Everything Changed. Part two covers Woodstock appearances by the Who, the Band, Jimi Hendrix and more.

Rob Kirkpatrick
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Pot, Skinny-Dipping, and Freedom Rock: Woodstock and the Year of the Outdoor Music Festival (Part 1)

Today and Wednesday, PopMatters is presenting a chapter on Woodstock from Kirkpatrick's recent book 1969: The Year Everything Changed. Part one covers the run-up to the festival as well as those early sets by the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin.

Rob Kirkpatrick
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