Woodstock Music and Art Fair schedule, playlist, and performers

Woodstock Music and Art Fair schedule, playlist, and performers

Woodstock Music and Art Fair schedule, playlist, and performers

It is likely that there is no definitive absolutely certain list of who played, when they played, how long they played, and what they played, we do know the order for sure. Listed below is the best approximation of  what we know and what is likely correct.

Day 1, Friday 15 August 1969

Richie Havens
started at 5:15 pm; played  ~45 min
  • Richie Havens: guitar, vocals
  • Paul “Deano” Williams: guitar, vocals
  • Danielle Ben Zebulon: percussion, conga drum, vocals
  1. From the Prison > Get Together > From the Prison
  2. I’m a Stranger Here
  3. High Flyin’ Bird
  4. I Can’t Make It Anymore
  5. With A Little Help from my Friends
  6. Handsome Johnny
  7. Medley: Strawberry Fields Forever/Hey Jude
  8. Motherless Child/Freedom 
Swami Satchidananda
at 6 PM, spoke about peace

 Sweetwater

started at 6.30 pm; played ~45 min
  • Nancy Nevins: vocals
  • Albert Moore: flute, vocals
  • August Burns: cello
  • Alex Del Zoppo: Keyboard
  • Alan Malarowitz: drums
  • Elpidio Cobain: conga drums
  • Fred Herrera: bass
  • Harvey Gerst: guitar
  1. Motherless Child
  2. Look Out
  3. For Pete’s Sake
  4. Day Song
  5. What’s Wrong
  6. My Crystal Spider
  7. Two Worlds
  8. Why Oh Why/Let the Sunshine In/Oh Happy Day

Bert Sommer

started at 7:30 pm; played for ~ 40 min
  • Bert Sommer: guitar, vocal
  • Ira Stone: electric guitar, Hammond organ, harmonica
  • Charlie Bilello: bass
  1. Jennifer
  2. The Road To Travel
  3. I Wondered Where You Be
  4. She’s Gone
  5. Things Are Going My Way
  6. And When It’s Over
  7. Jeanette
  8. America (Paul Simon)
  9. A Note That Read
  10. Smile
Tim Hardin
started at 9 pm; played ~30 min
  • Tim Hardin: vocals, guitar
  • Ralph Towner: guitar, piano
  • Richard Bock: cello
  • Steve “Muruga” Booker: drums
  • Glen Moore: bass
  • Giles Malkine: guitar
  1. (How Can We) Hang on to a Dream
  2. Susan
  3. If I Were a Carpenter
  4. Reason to Believe
  5. You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie
  6. Speak Like a Child
  7. Snow White Lady
  8. Blue on My Ceiling
  9. Simple Song of Freedom
  10. Misty Roses

Ravi Shankar

started at 10 pm; played ~40 min
  • Ravi Shankar: sitar
  • Maya Kulkarni: tamboura
  • Ustad Alla Rakha: tabla
  1. Raga Puriya-Dhanashri/Gat in Sawarital
  2. Tabla Solo In Jhaptal
  3. Raga Manj Kmahaj

Melanie

started at 11 pm; played ~ 20 min
  • Melanie Safka: vocals, guitar
  1. Close to It All
  2. Momma Momma
  3. Beautiful People
  4. Animal Crackers
  5. Mr. Tambourine Man
  6. Tuning My Guitar
  7. Birthday of the Sun
Arlo Guthrie
started at midnight; played ~ 40 min
  • Arlo Guthrie: vocal, guitar
  • John Pilla: guitar
  • Bob Arkin: bass
  • Paul Motian: drums
  1. Coming into Los Angeles
  2. Wheel of Fortune
  3. Walking Down the Line
  4. Arlo Speech: Exodus
  5. Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep
  6. Every Hand in the Land
  7. Amazing Grace
Joan Baez
started at 1 am; played ~ 60 min
  • Joan Baez: vocals, guitar
  • Richard Festinger: guitar
  • Jeffrey Shurtleff: vocals, guitar
  1. Oh Happy Day
  2. The Last Thing On My Mind
  3. I Shall Be Released
  4. story about how the Federal Marshalls came to take David Harris into custody  
  5. Joe Hill
  6. Sweet Sir Galahad
  7. Hickory Wind
  8. Drug Store Truck Driving Man
  9. I Live One Day at a Time
  10. Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South
  11. Warm and Tender Love
  12. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  13. We Shall Overcome
Woodstock Music and Art Fair schedule, playlist, and performers

Day 2, Saturday 16 August 1969

Quill

started at 12.15 pm; played ~30 min
  • Dan Cole: vocals
  • Jon Cole: bass, vocals
  • Norman Rogers: guitar, vocals
  • Phil Thayer: keyboard, saxophone, flute
  • Roger North: drums
  1. They Live the Life
  2. That’s How I Eat
  3. Driftin’
  4. Waitin’ for You

Country Joe McDonald

started at 1 pm; played ~ 30 min
  • Country Joe McDonald: guitar, vocals
  1. Janis
  2. Donovan’s Reef
  3. Heartaches by the Number
  4. Ring of Fire
  5. Tennessee Stud
  6. Rockin’ Round the World
  7. Flying High
  8. I Seen a Rocket
  9. “Fish” Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag

Santana

started at 2 pm; played ~ 45 min
  • Carlos Santana: guitar
  • Gregg Rolie: vocals, keyboard
  • David Brown: bass
  • Jose “Chepito” Areas: timbales, congas, percussion
  • Mike Carabello: timbales, congas, percussion
  • Michael Shrieve: drums
  1. Waiting
  2. Evil Ways
  3. You Just Don’t Care
  4. Savor
  5. Jingo
  6. Persuasion
  7. Soul Sacrifice
  8. Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries

John Sebastian

started at 3.30 pm; played ~ 25 min
  • John Sebastian: vocals, guitar
  1. How Have You Been
  2. Rainbows All Over Your Blues
  3. I Had A Dream
  4. Darlin’ Be Home Soon
  5. Younger Generation

Keef Hartley Band

started at 4.45 pm; played ~45 min
  • Keef Hartley: drums
  • Miller Anderson: guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Jewell: saxophone
  • Henry Lowther: trumpet, violin
  • Gary Thain: bass
  1. Spanish Fly
  2. Think It Over
  3. Too Much Thinkin’
  4. Believe In You
  5. Medley: Sinnin’ For You  > Leaving Trunk > The Halfbreed > Just to Cry > Sinnin’ for You

Incredible String Band

started at 6 pm; played ~30 min
  • Mike Heron: multi-instrumentals
  • Robin Williamson: vocals, multi-instrumentals
  • Christina “Licorice” McKechnie: organ, vocals, multi-instrumentals
  • Rose Simpson: bass, vocals, multi-instrumentals
  1. Invocation (spoken word)
  2. The Letter
  3. Gather ‘Round
  4. This Moment
  5. Come with Me
  6. When You Find Out Who You Are

Canned Heat

started at 7.30 pm; played ~60 min
  • Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson: guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Bob “The Bear” Hite: vocals, harmonica
  • Harvey “The Snake” Mandel: guitar
  • Larry “The Mole” Taylor: bass
  • Adolpho “Fito” de la Parra: drum
  1. I’m Her Man
  2. Going Up the Country
  3. A Change Is Gonna Come / Leaving This Town
  4. Rollin’ Blues
  5. Woodstock Boogie
  6. On the Road Again

Mountain

started at 9 pm; played ~60 min
  • Leslie West: guitar, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi: bass
  • Steve Knight: keyboards
  • Norman “N.D.” Smart: drums
  1. Blood of the Sun
  2. Stormy Monday
  3. Theme for an Imaginary Western
  4. Long Red
  5. Who Am I But You and the Sun (For Yasgur’s Farm)
  6. Beside the Sea
  7. Waiting to Take You Away
  8. Dreams of Milk and Honey
  9. guitar solo
  10. Southbound Train

Grateful Dead

started at 10:30 pm; played ~95 min
  • Jerry Garcia: guitar, vocals
  • Bob Weir: guitar
  • Mickey Hart: drums
  • Ron “Pig Pen” McKernan: keyboards, vocals
  • Tom Constanten: keyboards, vocals
  • Phil Lesh: bass
  • Bill Kreutzmann: drums
  1. Stephen
  2. Mama Tried (followed by long break due to equipment issues)
  3. Dark Star
  4. High Time
  5. Turn on Your Lovelight

Creedence Clearwater Revival

started at 12:30 am; played ~50 min

 

  • John Fogerty: vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Tom Fogerty: rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Doug “Cosmo” Clifford: drums
  • Stu Cook: bass
  1. Born on the Bayou
  2. Green River
  3. Ninty-Nine-and-a-Half (Won’t Do)
  4. Bootleg
  5. Commotion
  6. Bad Moon Rising
  7. Proud Mary
  8. I Put a Spell on You
  9. Night Time is the Right Time
  10. Keep on Chooglin’
  11. Suzi Q

Janis Joplin

started at 2 am; played for ~ 60 min
  • Janis Joplin: vocals
  • Terry Clements: tenor saxophone
  • Cornelius “Snooky” Flowers: baritone saxophone
  • Luis Gasca: trumpet
  • John Till: guitar
  • Richard Kermode: keyboards
  • Maury Baker: drums
  • Brad Campbell: bass
  1. Raise Your Hand
  2. As Good As You’ve Been to This World
  3. Summertime
  4. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
  5. Kozmic Blues
  6. Can’t Turn You Loose
  7. Work Me Lord
  8. Piece of My Heart
  9. Ball and Chain

 Sly and the Family Stone

started at 3.30 am; played for ~50 min
  • Sly Stone: vocals, keyboard
  • Freddie Stone: guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Martini: saxophone
  • Cynthia Robinson: trumpet
  • Rosie Stone: keyboard, vocals
  • Gregg Errico: drums
  • Larry Graham: bass
  1. M’Lady
  2. Sing A Simple Song
  3. You Can Make It If You Try
  4. Everyday People
  5. Dance To The Music
  6. Music Lover
  7. I Want To Take You Higher
  8. Love City
  9. Stand!

The Who

started at 5 am; played for 65 min

 

  • Roger Daltrey: vocals
  • Pete Townshend: guitar
  • John Entwistle: bass
  • Keith Moon: drums
  1. Heaven and Hell
  2. I Can’t Explain
  3. It’s a Boy
  4. 1921
  5. Amazing Journey
  6. Sparks
  7. Eyesight to the Blind (The Hawker)
  8. Christmas
  9. Tommy Can You Hear Me?
  10. Acid Queen
  11. Pinball Wizard
  12. Abbie Hoffman incident
  13. Do You Think It’s Alright?
  14. Fiddle About
  15. There’s a Doctor
  16. Go to the Mirror
  17. Smash the Mirror
  18. I’m Free
  19. Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  20. We’re Not Gonna Take It/See Me, Feel Me
  21. Summertime Blues
  22. Shakin’ All Over
  23.  My Generation/Naked Eye

Jefferson Airplane

started at 8 am; played for ~1 hr 40 min
  • Marty Balin: vocals
  • Grace Slick: vocals
  • Paul Kantner: guitar, vocals
  • Jorma Kaukonen: guitar, vocals
  • Jack Casady: bass
  • Nicky Hopkins: piano
  • Spencer Dryden: drums
  1. The Other Side of This Life
  2. Somebody to Love
  3. 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
  4. Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon
  5. Eskimo Blue Day
  6. Plastic Fantastic Lover
  7. Wooden Ships
  8. Uncle Sam Blues
  9. Volunteers
  10. The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil
  11. Come Back Baby
  12. White Rabbit
  13. The House at Pooneil Corner
Woodstock Music and Art Fair schedule, playlist, and performers

Day 3, Sunday 17  August 1969

Max Yasgur addressed the audience for a few minutes before…

Joe Cocker & the Grease Band

started at 2 pm; played for ~ 60 min
  • Joe Cocker: vocals
  • Chris Stainton: keyboards
  • Henry McCullough: guitar
  • Alan Spencer: bass
  • Bruce Rowlands: drums
  • Bobby Torres: congas
  1. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring (Grease Band only)
  2. 40,000 Headmen (Grease Band only)
  3. Dear Landlord
  4. Something’s Coming On
  5. Do I Still Figure in Your Life
  6. Feelin’ Alright
  7. Just Like a Woman
  8. Let’s Go Get Stoned
  9. I Don’t Need No Doctor
  10. I Shall Be Released
  11. Hitchcock Railway
  12. Something to Say
  13. With a Little Help from My Friends

Rain storm/rain chant

Country Joe and the Fish

after rain delay, started at 6.30 pm; played for ~ 80 min
  • Country Joe McDonald: guitar, vocals
  • Barry “the Fish” Melton: guitar
  • Mark Kapner: keyboards
  • Doug Metzner: bass
  • Greg “Duke” Dewey: drums
  1. Rock & Soul Music
  2. (Thing Called) Love
  3. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
  4. Sing, Sing, Sing
  5. Summer Dresses
  6. Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife
  7. Silver and Gold
  8. Maria
  9. The Love Machine
  10. Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me (I’m a Nut)
  11. short jam (instrumental)
  12. Rock & Soul Music (Reprise)
  13. “Fish” Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag

Ten Years After

started at 8.15 pm; played for ~ 60 min
  • Alvin Lee: guitar, vocals
  • Chick Churchill: keyboards
  • Ric Lee: drums
  • Leo Lyons: bass
  1. Spoonful
  2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  3. Hobbit
  4. I Can’t Keep from Crying Sometimes
  5. Help Me
  6. I’m Going Home

The Band

started at 10 pm, played for ~45 min
  • Robbie Robertson: guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm: drums, mandolin
  • Garth Hudson: organ, keyboard, saxophone
  • Richard Manuel: piano
  • Rick Danko: bass, vocals
  1. Chest Fever
  2. Don’t Do It
  3. Tears of Rage
  4. We Can Talk
  5. Long Black Veil
  6. Don’t You Tell Henry
  7. Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos
  8. This Wheel’s on Fire
  9. I Shall Be Released
  10. The Weight
  11. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

Johnny Winter

started at midnight; played for ~65 min
  • Johnny Winter: vocals, guitar
  • Edgar Winter: keyboards
  • Tommy Shannon: bass
  • “Uncle” John Turner: drums
  1. Mama, Talk to Your Daughter
  2. Leland Mississippi Blues
  3. Mean Town Blues
  4. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now > Mean Mistreater
  5. I Can’t Stand It (w Edgar Winter)
  6. Tobacco Road (w Edgar Winter)
  7. Tell the Truth (w Edgar Winter)
  8. Johnny B. Goode (w Edgar Winter)

Blood, Sweat and Tears

started at 1.30 am; played for ~ 60 min
  • David Clayton-Thomas: vocals, guitar
  • Steve Katz: guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Dick Halligan: keyboards, trombone, flute
  • Jerry Hyman: trombone
  • Fred Lipsius: alto sax, piano
  • Lew Soloff: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Chuck Winfield: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bobby Colomby: drums
  • Jim Fielder: bass
  1. More and More
  2. Just One Smile
  3. Something’s Coming on
  4. More Than You’ll Ever Know
  5. Spinning Wheel
  6. Sometimes in Winter
  7. Smiling Phases
  8. God Bless the Child
  9. And When I Die
  10. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

started at 3.00 am; played for 60 min
  • David Crosby: guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Stills: guitar, vocals
  • Graham Nash: guitar, vocals
  • Neil Young: guitar, vocals (from middle of acoustic set)
  • Greg Reeves: bass (electric set only)
  • Dallas Taylor: drums (electric set only)

Acoustic Set  

  1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  2. Blackbird
  3. Helplessly Hoping
  4. Guinnevere
  5. Marrakesh Express
  6. 4 + 20
  7. Mr. Soul*
  8. I’m Wonderin’*
  9. You Don’t Have to Cry

Electric Set  

  1. Pre-Road Downs
  2. Long Time Gone
  3. Bluebird
  4. Sea of Madness
  5. Wooden Ships

Acoustic Encores  

  1. Find the Cost of Freedom
  2. 49 Bye-Byes
*w Neil Young/without Crosby & Nash

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

started at 6 am; played for 45 min
  • Paul Butterfield: harmonica, vocals
  • Buzzy Feiten: guitar
  • Steve Madaio: trumpet
  • Gene Dinwiddie: tenor saxophone
  • Keith Johnson: trumpet
  • David Sanborn: alto saxophone
  • Trevor Lawrence: baritone saxophone
  • Teddy Harris: piano
  • Phillip Wilson: drums
  • Rod Hicks: bass
  1. Born Under a Bad Sign
  2. No Amount of Loving
  3. Driftin’ and Driftin’
  4. Morning Sunrise
  5. All in a Day
  6. Love March
  7. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Sha Na Na

started at 7:30 am; played for 30 min
  • Donald “Donny” York: vocals
  • Rob Leonard: vocals
  • Frederick “Dennis” Greene: vocals
  • Alan Cooper: vocals
  • Dave Garrett: vocals
  • Richard “Richie” Joffe: vocals
  • Scott Powell: vocals
  • Joe Witkin: keyboards
  • Henry Gross: guitar
  • Elliot Cahn: rhythm guitar
  • Jocko Marcellino: drums
  • Bruce Clarke III: bass guitar
  1. Get A Job
  2. Come Go With Me
  3. Silhouettes
  4. Teen Angel
  5. (Marie’s the Name) Her Latest Flame
  6. Wipe Out
  7. The Book of Love
  8. Little Darling
  9. At The Hop
  10. Duke Of Earl
  11. Get A Job (reprise)

Jimi Hendrix

started at 9 am (Monday 18 Aug); played for 130 min
  • Jimi Hendrix: guitar, vocals
  • Larry Lee: rhythm guitar
  • Billy Cox: bass
  • Juma Sultan: percussion
  • Gerardo “Jerry” Velez: congas
  • Mitch Mitchell: drums
  1. (Message to the Universe) Message to Love
  2. Getting My Heart Back Together Again
  3. Spanish Castle Magic
  4. Red House
  5. Mastermind (Larry Lee)
  6. Here Comes Your Lover Man
  7. Foxy Lady
  8. Jam Back at the House (Beginnings)
  9. Izabella
  10. Gypsy Woman/Aware of Love (Larry Lee)*
  11. Fire
  12. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/Stepping Stone
  13. Star Spangled Banner
  14. Purple Haze
  15. Woodstock Improvisation/Villanova Junction
  16. Hey Joe (encore)

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