Fifty years ago this weekend, the hippie counterculture of the 1960s reached its pinnacle as more than 400,000 people descended upon a small dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for "3 Days of Peace & Music" at the Woodstock Music Festival. Despite sporadic rain, 32 acts performed at the festival, which would become regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. To help celebrate the 50th anniversary, here are a few podcasts to listen to.
Legacy Podcast: The Woodstock Experience
Broken down into 20 two-minute episodes, The Woodstock Experience celebrates the momentous music festival. Each show features clips of live Woodstock performances, interviews with festival promoters and comments by people who worked behind the scenes. The Legacy Podcast is produced Joyride Media.
Find it: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Culture/Legacy-Podcast-The-Woodstock-Experience-p334955/
Witness History: Woodstock Festival 1969
Produced by the BBC World Service, this episode of Witness History focuses on the Woodstock Festival from those who lived through the event. The show features the three days of music on a muddy farm through the eyes of a "survivor" and how the experience changed his life.
Find it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00jm7hd
The Shabby Road Record Show
Friends Ryan McKay and AD Adams are obsessed with classic rock and meet up on a weekly basis to chat about the music of yesteryear. McKay and Adams cover the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s, hard rock, heavy metal, underground and punk, to name a few genres. Recent episodes include "Super Segments: Neil vs Cher and HEY AIRBAG!" "Fuh-Didda Fuh-Didda Fuh-Didda" and "File in my Fudge Cake."
Find it: http://www.shabbyroadrecordshow.com/
Bob Stern’s Vinyl Schminyl Radio
One of the most downloaded classic rock podcasts, Bob Stern gives listeners his Classic Deep Cut of the day, with most of them coming from the original vinyl. From the Woodstock Festival in 1969 to The Who to the Steve Miller Band, Stern dives into the best classic rock music. Recent episodes include "1969…A pretty big music festival happened," "A Time Is Going To Come…Really?" and "A Bargain If I Ever Saw One."
Find it: https://bobstern.libsyn.com/