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Remembering Woodstock

Remembering Woodstock (Paperback, New edition)

Edited by Bennett, Andy
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.
Series edited by Burns, Professor Lori
Series edited by Hawkins, Professor Stan

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The Woodstock festival of 1969, which featured such groups and artists as the Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, is remembered as much for its 'bringing together' of the counter-cultural generation as for the music performed.

ISBN 9780754607144
Barcode 9780754607144
Published 1 April 2006 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, New edition
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9780754607144
ISBN-10 0754607143
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publication Date 1 April 2006
International Publication Date 17 June 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Edited by Bennett, Andy
Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.
Series edited by Burns, Professor Lori
Series edited by Hawkins, Professor Stan
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Rock & Pop Music
Number of Pages 182
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 292g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 781.66
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Woodstock festival of 1969, which featured such groups and artists as the Who, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, is remembered as much for its 'bringing together' of the counter-cultural generation as for the music performed. The event represented a milestone in the use of music as a medium for political expression, while simultaneously acting as a springboard for the more expressly commercial of rock and pop events which were to follow. In the thirty years since the festival took place, Woodstock has become the subject of many books, magazine articles and documentaries which have served to mythologise the event in the public imagination. These different aspects of the Woodstock festival are discussed in this wide ranging book which brings together a number of established and new writers in the fields of sociology, media studies and popular music studies. Each of the five chapters focus on a specific aspect of the Woodstock festival and its continuing significance in relation to the music industry, the rock festival 'tradition', sixties nostalgia and the cultural impact of popular music.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Recommended.' Choice '... a thought-provoking range of both questions and answers which helps to preserve the memory of Woodstock as a site of study, and starting point for further discussion.' Popular Music

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Author's Bio

Andy Bennett, Griffith University, Australia Andy Bennett, Dave Laing, Sheila Whiteley, John Street, Simon Warner, Allan F. Moore, George McKay, Dave Allen, Gerry Bloustien, Country Joe McDonald.

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