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Old 08-08-2017, 08:29 PM
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Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I was too young for the hippie scene and we didn't live in I do recall hearing about the Sharon Tate murders though and being horrified by those.
Today August 8-9 (1969) was the Manson murders. The last few days there's been a lot of shows and old interviews on TV about Manson.

It's a shame he's still alive and kicking. One guy who really deserved the death penalty.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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No, I was not at Woodstock. Was just 9 years old and living in a Minneapolis suburb back then.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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I was 19 years old and serving in Viet Nam. 109 soldiers were killed during Woodstock.
[URL="http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/while-woodstock-rocked-gis-died"]While Woodstock Rocked, GIs Died | Small Wars Journal[/URL]
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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I was 19, in the Army and stationed at Illesheim Germany..I remember going into the PX one day, picking up a copy of Life magazine and looking at the cover that had a full size picture of woodstock and the crowd and thinking..."damn, look at what's going on back in the world and I'm missing it"..lol..at the time I was just glad that I wasn't in Viet Nam..


[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHwSzl5P2OA[/url]
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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Most likely I went body surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier. I wasn't even aware of Woodstock before it started.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: SC
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Most likely I went body surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier. I wasn't even aware of Woodstock before it started.
I was going to ask this... Was the event HEAVILY advertised beforehand? I was a little too young to attend, but really didn't know anything about it until LOOOOONG years after.


BTW, Why is this in "retirement?"
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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Where was I on 17 August 1969?

Naval Support Activity Detachment, Chu Lai, (then) South Viet Nam (approximately 40 miles south of Da Nang).
[B]Thank you for serving![/B]
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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I was going to ask this... Was the event HEAVILY advertised beforehand? I was a little too young to attend, but really didn't know anything about it until LOOOOONG years after.
I'm not sure about any media coverage of Woodstock. However, living in SoCal at that time, the Manson Tate-Labianca murders that occurred on August 9th and 10th were the media's ongoing coverage.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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SERIOUSLY?? I was only 8 years old at that time and had a 16 year old sister and 19 year old brother who were into all of those bands. I knew even then at 8 years old this would be an event that would go down in history. I remember my brother having the albums and he had hippie friends who looked like they just stepped out of Woodstock. I was so lucky to have had older sisters and brothers to turn me on at a young age to great 60's and 70's music. Damn, wish I would have been part of that history.
I hear ya - and was just "On the cusp" of being a teenager. My brother turned into an excellent guitarist and still plays at age 67. Because of him, I grew up with The Doors, Cream, Hendrix (not one of my favs for whatever reason) and other WS artists, my faves being CSN&Y.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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On Saturday August 16 1969, Led Zeppelin was playing 2 shows at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, a wonderful Art Deco Building sitting on the Oceanfront. You may recall that Led Zep's manager was Peter Grant, as big a con artist as show business has ever spawned. He refused to let his charges play Woodstock without TOP BILLING.

So, we few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers we all drove the 15 miles to Asbury Park and saw Led Zep in all their glory. They brought [U]all[/U] of their stage gear - stacks of Marshall Amps, and the full Drum Kit. All in a venue about the size of a High School Gym. To say that the Roof rafters were lifted several feet is not an exaggeration.

I still have the ticket for the early show, last time I looked at it the Price was $5.50, that's not a typo. We stayed on the Beach to listen to the Late Show long into that evening.

Oh, and Joe Cocker was the Opening Act, he caught a helicopter on the beach and flew directly to Woodstock.

[url=http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/august-16-1969]Convention Hall - August 16, 1969 / Asbury Park | Led Zeppelin Official Website[/url]
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