View Poll Results: What Woodstock bands have you seen
Richie Havens 11 8.87%
Sweetwater 2 1.61%
Bert Sommer 2 1.61%
Tim Hardin 4 3.23%
Ravi Shankar 8 6.45%
Melanie 5 4.03%
Arlo Guthrie 32 25.81%
Joan Baez 18 14.52%
Quill 1 0.81%
Country Joe McDonald 9 7.26%
Santana 26 20.97%
John B. Sebastian 11 8.87%
Keef Hartley Band 1 0.81%
Incredible String Band 3 2.42%
Canned Heat 9 7.26%
Mountain 10 8.06%
Grateful Dead 42 33.87%
Creedence Clearwater Revival 9 7.26%
Janis Joplin 3 2.42%
Sly & the Family Stone 4 3.23%
The Who 46 37.10%
Jefferson Airplane 10 8.06%
Joe Cocker 8 6.45%
Ten Years After 5 4.03%
The Band 12 9.68%
Johnny Winter 13 10.48%
Blood Sweat and Tears 6 4.84%
Crosby Stills Nash & Young 35 28.23%
Paul Butterfield Blues Band 2 1.61%
Sha Na Na 8 6.45%
Jimi Hendrix 5 4.03%
None 33 26.61%
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:35 PM
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How many Woodstock bands have you seen?


Not necessarily at the festival, but after (or before)?

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Live performances, if there's any question.

For me, it was Mountain, John B. Sebastian, Jefferson Airplane, Sha Na Na, and . . . Bert Sommer.

Also Johnny Winter, who made a guest appearance at an Edgar Winter concert (Edgar made a guest appearance at Woodstock with Johnny).
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Funny that you're asking. I watched the Woodstock movie yesterday and asked myself the same question, and though I only was born in 1968, I expected it to be a few more, but I only saw Santana ca. 1992, in the Stadthalle Bielefeld of all places (that was before his big comeback with Supernatural).
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Just 13 total as of 2019, but then again I was born less than 2 months after the last notes of the festival rang out over Yasgur's Farm.
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Correction: I also saw Neil Young twice, 1993 at the Schüttorf Festival with Booker T and the MG's and 2014 with Crazy Horse in Cologne.
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Only one, The Who.

Though Ravi Shankar taught my wife to play the sitar.
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Only Arlo Guthrie, back in the 80s in New York at the Chautauqua theatre. I think that these days I'd have to be a dedicated Woodstocker to have seen very many of them because I only even recall around 5 of them even touring in the past 25 or so years, so if some of the rest of them still are, I'd have to be looking better.
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None of them by actively seeking out a show. But as a young man I worked at a venue where Santana and the Dead played on multiple occasions.
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I saw The Who, post-Moon (1979-ish) and Blood, Sweat and Tears around 1998 (David Clayton Thomas and a very young backing band; he was awesome.)
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I was a couple of years too young for Woodstock. Reeeeeally wanted to go (friends' older brother was going!), but after seeing the film/pics/articles, I would've been freaked out.

But instead, I went to Summerfest. Every day, all day, every summer for a dozen years or so. Saw a number of the bands who played Woodstock. Three of them on the same day, in an epic downpour.
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** shakes head **

When I was in high school and young adult, I was in New Mexico. Not a lot of bands went touring in our direction. And I didn't have $$$ to go anyhow.

Emigrated to NY in 1984. Definitely didn't have $$$ to go to shows, didn't have $$$ to do diddly squat for quite a long time. First live concerts I saw were Indigo Girls, 10,000 Maniacs, the Roches.

Woodstock-wise, I finally got to hear Crosby Stils & Nash live & in concert, and separately Neil Young the latter of whom was impressive in a still-making-music-NOW way (went out and bought his latest album shortly after concert). The rest, nope.
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Seen the Who 3 times. And I also put in a vote for CSN, even though I've only seen 2/3rds of them.
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Arlo Guthrie - Saw in a club somewhere
Country Joe - Saw him solo at a college gig in Northern California
Santana - Berkeley 1974-ish, Las Vegas
John B. Sebastian - A tribute concert, I believe
Canned Heat - Saw them at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino.
Grateful Dead - Too many times to remember (That's it! Yeah!)
Jefferson Airplane - Winterland 1974?
Joe Cocker - At a club in Los Angeles
CSN & Y - CSN in LA, Y - multiple times, with multiple Neils
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Just Guthrie (twice), Baez (once), the Dead (a hundred squadrillion times), and Crosby, Stills, & Nash (w/o Young) (once).

I clicked on the Airplane because I saw Jefferson Starship (Slick, Balin, Kantner) during the ‘70s, and Hot Tuna (Kaukonen, Casady) many times. I was too young to go to orgaistic rock concerts when there was still a Jefferson Airplane.

As for The Band, I saw Rick Danko team up with Paul Butterfield at Toad’s Place in New Haven around 1980, but he’s only 20% of The Band.
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I was there. I saw them all (except for a few I may have slept through).
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I saw the Who sometime in the late 80s. That's it.

I did see Arlo Guthrie once, but it wasn't a performance... I saw him walking down the street in Seattle.
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I'm 10 years younger than Woodstock but I saw Country Joe some years ago at a club where my brother was booking.

I went with my dad, who's a Vietnam vet. It was weird.
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Shankar, Guthrie, Who
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I was only 4 years old in 1969; I only started going to concerts when I was in college in the 1980s, so a number of the Woodstock acts were either dead, or long broken up, by that point.

I've not ever seen any of the surviving performers live; of the list, the only surviving ones that I think I'd like to see are Guthrie, Baez, and CSNY (though that one appears to now be unlikely, given the acrimony between Crosby and the rest).
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I was there. I saw them all (except for a few I may have slept through).
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I was surprised I've seen 10.

I've seen CSN the most but CSN&Y only once.

I actually got to stage crew for Arlo Guthrie during a Pumpkin Festival in Manhattan for Clearwater. I've seen him 3 times.

I've seen the Who twice. Both were incredible shows.

I saw the Dead once but members of the Dead several more time. Weird and sad thing, the only Dead show I made it too was in MSG. I was up in the rafters and the sound was terrible and they were terrible that night. I actually left the concert. It was during Space I gave up and headed out into the city to do something more enjoyable.


I have seen Hot Tuna both Electric and Acoustic at the Stone Pony. But didn't click Airplane of course.

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Sadly, only one: The Who.

Although it was the best concert I've ever attended.


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Santana (2011), the Who (2002, 2006, & 2016), and the Dead (2004 & 2016) for me.
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Santana (once)
Grateful Dead (7 times)
The Who (many, many times, including solo shows by Pete and Roger and John w/Ringo and the Walk Down Abbey Road Tour)
Ten Years After (once)
Crosby Stills Nash & Young (CSNY once, Steven Stills once, Neil solo 3 times)
(I didn't vote for Creedence, but I have seen John Fogerty once)

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Havens in 1982 (age 10), presumably followed by tons of amusement park rides at the World's Fair in Knoxville, TN. No recollection of it at all.
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Santana I saw once it man the 80s. It was Carlos of course but the rest of the band was different.

CSN was my first concert and I saw them a few times but without Neil. Saw Neil once alone.

I saw the Robertson-less version of The Band when they opened for CSN. I also saw them when Roger Waters played The Wall at the Berlin Wall.

The Who I have only seen at the 12-12-12 concert. The Daltry Townsend version.
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Mountain - I saw them in the mid 80s, opening up for... Triumph, I think?

Grateful Dead - I've never been a huge fan, but a friend talked me into seeing them. Sometime around 1988 or so? It was okay.

Ten Years After - another opening act, but I genuinely don't recall who they were opening up for. And to be honest, it may have been Alvin Lee solo and not Ten Years After.

Crosby, Stills, & Nash - Also in the late 80s with the same friend who talked me into see the Dead. I enjoyed this one more.

Sha Na Na - my very first concert. I must've been around 8 or so. Was a fan of the tv show, and my dad took me to the concert. Late 70s.
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I count 15:

Arlo Guthrie, Nashville, mid 80’s with John Prine
Joan Baez, early 80’s, Chastain Amphitheater, Atlanta
Country Joe McDonald, 2004(?), Fur Peace Ranch, Ohio
Incredible String Band, mid 70’s, Great Southeast Music Hall, Atlanta
Mountain, 1970, Atlanta Stadium
Grateful Dead, Many Times
Creedence, 1969, Atlanta Pop Festival
Janis Joplin, 1969, Atlanta Pop Festival
The Who, 1970, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, 1972, Tuscaloosa AL, 1975 The Omni, Atlanta
Jefferson Airplane, 1970, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
Ten Years After, 1971, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
The Band (with Bob Dylan), 1974, The Omni, Atlanta
Johnny Winter, 1969, Atlanta Pop Festival, 1971, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
Jimi Hendrix, 1968, Atlanta Municipal Auditorium
Santana, 1970, Piedmont Park, Atlanta

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Just 13 total as of 2019, but then again I was born less than 2 months after the last notes of the festival rang out over Yasgur's Farm.
Well, you beat my total of, um, zero, and I was nineteen when it happened. I was living in Pennsylvania at the time and wanted to go, but the $20 ticket price was too high for my wallet, to say nothing of the travel expenses getting there.

In hindsight, I probably would have wound up being one of the million+ wandering around outside rather than the half-million on the grounds, but still...
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Well, you beat my total of, um, zero, and I was nineteen when it happened.
Well, to be fair, several were playing at various live music festivals as part of the included admission, acts that I wouldn't have likely otherwise gone to had it been a stand-alone show that would have cost me $40, $50 or $60 to see on their own. (Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Country Joe, Johnny Winter, none of which were my cup of tea, from a musical standpoint.

That said, I have paid to see some of these bands dozens of times (Santana, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, in various combinations) and in the case of the Grateful Dead, well over 100 times, so I guess like most things artistic, it boils down to a matter of personal taste.

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Two - The Grateful Dead in Denver in the early 90's, and Joe Cocker as opening act for the Guess Who in Seattle in '95 or so.
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I've seen Crosby, Stills and Nash, separately, I've seen Neil Young. I haven't seen "The Grateful Dead", but I have seen Phil Lesh and Friends (IIRC, Dickey Betts may have been playing with them as well, they were opening for the Allman Brothers), and I've seen Arlo Guthrie.
Not a lot of them, but not to bad considering I was born in 1980.
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Really, only the Who, although at at various times I attended concerts with members of Mountain, the Grateful Dead, and the Band.
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CSNY and the Dead. (Who also intersected in another way in that era.) Mrs. FtG has also seen The Band.
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Only The Who.

Although I have seen Neil twice.
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I was there, and I didn't see most of them.
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I'm honestly very surprised so many folks have seen Arlo Guthrie. I mean The Who( major rock band )and Grateful Dead( dedicated live show fans and non-stop touring ethic), sure. But more folks have seen Arlo Guthrie than Santana? I always kinda slotted him into the 'third-tier-folkie-with-one-minor-novelty-hit' position. Is he just one of those guys who plays on every festival/county fair circuit he can find, or his really that popular?
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I was only 4 years old in 1969; I only started going to concerts when I was in college in the 1980s, so a number of the Woodstock acts were either dead, or long broken up, by that point.
Yeah. Not many of these folks were still preforming when I was old enough to go to concerts in the 90s. Joe Cocker was in maybe 1990, and my parents saw him then, but they left my brother and me with great-grammy that night.
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I saw Arlo Guthrie, Country Joe, Melanie, and what was left of Canned Heat at Brooklyn Woodstock in 1994. I have the bandana I got there somewhere. I saw The Band at Beacon Theater the same year.
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I've seen The Who, in the late 80s with Kenney Jones instead of Keith Moon.

I've seen Crosby, Stills, & Nash, but not Neil Young (though I work with a guy named Neil Young...but I don't think he plays guitar).

I somehow missed out on all of the 8,376 shows the Dead played in Sacramento over the years, but I did see Dead & Company a couple years ago.
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Grateful Dead in 1994 and the Who in 2002, second show after John Entwistle died.
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