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The rejected invites of Woodstock

That which we wanted to hear in that famous festival, destiny didn't allow for. Could you imagine? Some of the world's greatest artists didn't attend the most iconic music event of 1969 ? Woodstock! From Janis Joplin to Jimi Hendrix, there were truly no shortage of rock and roll megastars at Max Yasgur's farm that summer. But talk about near misses! Even though legends like Mick Jagger and The Doors vocalist Jim Morrison couldn't make it, some of music's biggest contemporary stars also decided not to attend the epic three days of concerts and performances. Stars like Prince, Led Zeppelin, Elton John and Michael Jackson missed a night in history. Surely they regret not attending now ? who wouldn't want an invitation to such an unprecedented momentous celebration?

Rock and Roll Heaven - A Look Back at Woodstock 1969
In 1969, the world was torn apart by war, social upheavals, and political corruption. Amidst all this chaos, a peaceful revolution was unfolding in upstate New York - the Woodstock Music Festival. For three days, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in a muddy field to celebrate music, love, and peace. The festival became a symbol of hope and unity, and the music that was played there still reverberates today. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the history, genre, and songs that made Woodstock one of the most iconic music festivals of all time.
The Woodstock Music Festival was held in August 1969 in Bethel, New York. The festival was the brainchild of four young men - John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Mike Lang - who wanted to create an event that would bring people together through music. The festival was originally scheduled to be held in Wallkill, New York, but was moved to Bethel after the residents of Wallkill protested against it.
Over 400,000 people attended the Woodstock Music Festival, which featured some of the biggest names in rock and roll at the time. Bands like The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young played to enthusiastic crowds over three days. The music played at Woodstock was a mix of classic rock, blues, folk, and psychedelic music, reflecting the diversity of the audience.
One of the defining moments of Woodstock was Jimi Hendrix's performance of the Star-Spangled Banner. Hendrix was known for his electric guitar playing and used the national anthem to take a stand against the Vietnam War. His version of the song was both powerful and poignant, and it became one of the most iconic moments of the festival. Other notable performances included Janis Joplin's rendition of Piece of My Heart, and The Who's electrifying performance of My Generation.
Unfortunately, not all of the artists that were scheduled to perform at Woodstock made it to the festival. The most notable absentee was Bob Dylan, who was set to headline the event but dropped out at the last minute. Other artists who didn't make it to Woodstock included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin.
Woodstock Music Festival has stood the test of time because it was more than just a rock and roll show. The festival was a cultural milestone that represented the best of what the 1960s had to offer - peace, love, and music. It showed that people from all walks of life could come together to celebrate something they were passionate about. Although it has been over 50 years since the festival took place, the music played at Woodstock still resonates with audiences around the world. It's a reminder that even in the darkest of times, music has the power to bring people together and give them hope.
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Bands Who Did Not Play Woodstock

The Doors we just a few of the famous bands of the 1960's that choose not to attend Woodstock, Jim Morrison felt this outdoor event would not work for his band, choosing not to attend the most famous festival of all time.

Led Zeppelin was in his prime touring the East Coast of America, playing at his own music concert at the famous Asbury Park Convention Hall, in New Jersey on the weekend of the Woodstock Festival. Deciding to enjoy his own tour and music fans. Led Zeppelin turned down the opportunity to appear on stage for one hour, he was only South from the Woodstock venue.

Woodstock attracted an audience of over 400,000 people in 1969, spread over three days, with 30 tribute acts performing on stage. Set on a dairy farm in New York State, the small town of Bethel, in Sullivan Country, later recalled this as one of the most pivotal moments in music history.
The Rolling Stones headlined and changed Rock and Roll for the new counterculture generation to come. Bill Henley was famously recognised for the infrastructure of the Woodstock Bins, having built large columns over the hills with 16 large speakers, backed by 3 transformers with over 2000 amperes of power to support the acts.

Many bands that passed over the chance of attending Woodstock believed that a concert on a diary farm was not an association they wanted to be remembered by. The Moody blues had been featured on the promotional posters as attending the show, only to pull out to tour in Paris, this was a regret that the band had after the amazing success of the festival and music artists.
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