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Woodstock Performers: Jimi Hendrix

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The 10th and final act on Day 3, which had actually become Day 4 due to massive delays throughout the festival, was Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was the last act at Woodstock.

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Woodstock Performers: Sha Na Na

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The second last act was Sha Na Na. They hit the stage just after 7:30 a.m. on what was the unofficial Day 4 of the festival.

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Woodstock Performers: Blood, Sweat & Tears

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The sixth act on Day 3 was Blood, Sweat & Tears. They were already huge, so it was no surprise they were booked. BS&T hit the stage at 1:30 a.m., the unofficial Day 4 of the fest.

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Woodstock Performers: Johnny Winter

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The fifth act on Day 3 was blues guitar great, Johnny Winter. Johnny's brother Edgar Winter was In the band at that time, and the brothers played a blistering set

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Woodstock Performers: The Band

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The fourth act on Day 3 was The Band. Already veterans of the music scene, this great roots-rock outfit was a perfect fit for the Woodstock festival.

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How to Review a Live Concert

Following the positive reception of my previous two "music journalism" related articles (see bottom of the page), I decided to complete this modest instructional trilogy with a brief guide on how to carry out a review (or reportage) of a live concert.

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Woodstock Performers: Ten Years After

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The third act on Day 3 was Ten Years After. Their set was plagued by technical challenges, but the last song of their set made stars of Alvin Lee and Ten Years After.

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Woodstock Performers: Country Joe & The Fish

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The second act on Day 3 was Country Joe & The Fish. Joe Cocker had just finished his set about 3:30 p.m. when the skies had opened up, causing yet another delay.

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Woodstock Performers: Joe Cocker

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The first official act on Day 3 was the mad Englishman, Joe Cocker. Jefferson Airplane had finished their set just after 08:00 a.m., allowing the crowd to finally get some shuteye.

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Woodstock Performers: Jefferson Airplane

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The 14th and final act on Day 2 was Jefferson Airplane. Day 2 was so long, Grace Slick and company actually began their set at 7:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the festival.

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Woodstock Performers: The Who

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The 13th act on Day 2 was British band The Who. Day 2 was so long, The Who's set actually began at 5:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the festival, right after Sly & The Family Stone.

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How to Write an Album Review

Serving as a companion piece to my previous article on "Interviewing Professional Musicians," this brief album-reviewing guide should provide some thoughtful insight to those who are interested in consolidating their music critiquing skills.

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Woodstock Performers: Sly and the Family Stone

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock acts were up, and the 12th act to appear on Saturday (actually Sunday a.m.) was funk-rock band, Sly and the Family Stone.

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Woodstock Performers: Janis Joplin

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock acts were up, and the 11th act to appear on Saturday (actually Sunday a.m.) was already a legend. "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul," Janis Joplin.

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How to Interview a Professional Musician

Stephen Marley once said that “music is a like a conversation.” He was, of course, speaking about the actual process of making music. But, what happens when you actually have to sit and talk with a musician about their craft? Here are some tips on how to handle an interview with a musician.

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Woodstock Performers: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the tenth act to appear at Woodstock on what was now Sunday was Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was classic swamp-rock.

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Woodstock Performers: Grateful Dead

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The ninth act on Day 2 was California band the Grateful Dead. Their set, including a long-drawn-out version of "Turn On Your Lovelight," finally ended around midnight.

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Woodstock Performers: Mountain

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The eighth act on Day 2 was another band with a big frontman, Leslie West. That band was Mountain.

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Woodstock Performers: Canned Heat

This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the seventh act to appear at Woodstock on Saturday August 16, 1969 was Canned Heat.

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Woodstock Performers: The Incredible String Band

This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, but The Incredible String Band, who were supposed to appear on Day 1, had been rescheduled due to rain and ended up being the sixth act to perform on August 16, 1969.

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Woodstock Performers: Santana

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the third act to appear at Woodstock on Saturday August 16, 1969 was Santana. Relatively unknown, Santana was a festival hit.

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Woodstock Performers: Country Joe McDonald

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 2 at Woodstock meant the rock bands were up, and the second artist to appear on Saturday August 16, 1969 was Country Joe McDonald. He also performed with The Fish on Day 3.

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Woodstock Performers: Arlo Guthrie

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The seventh performer on the opening day of the festival was Arlo Guthrie, the man who gave us "Coming Into Los Angeles."

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Woodstock Performers: Melanie

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The sixth performer on the opening day of the festival was Melanie Safka, who filled in when the Incredible String Band refused to play in the rain.

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Woodstock Performers: Ravi Shankar

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. The fifth performer on the opening day of the festival was Ravi Shankar, who played through a downpour. Pandit Ravi Shankar was a true Master of the sitar.

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Woodstock Performers: Richie Havens

Ever wonder who played at Woodstock? This series highlights the artists who performed at Woodstock August 15-18, 1969. Day 1 of the festival was devoted to folk and acoustic acts, and the very first performer on the opening day of Woodstock was Richie Havens.

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What Is a Diva?

Why are famous and talented entertainers called DIVA when they want to be taken seriously—what does that term really mean? This lady singer takes a look at the physicality of being a vocalist, as well as behaviors of a few of the music and fashion industries' well-known divas.