How many Woodstock bands have you seen?

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

Poll to come.

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).

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).

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.

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.

Only one, The Who.

Though Ravi Shankar taught my wife to play the sitar.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

** 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.

Seen the Who 3 times. And I also put in a vote for CSN, even though I’ve only seen 2/3rds of them.

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

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.

I was there. I saw them all (except for a few I may have slept through).

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.

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.

Shankar, Guthrie, Who

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).