Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Saturday 16 August 1969

Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

My piece of…

…the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was mainly day 2. My friend Tony and I had left New Jersey on Friday night after hearing about heavy traffic around the festival. Leaving 12 hours early for what we thought would be a 90 minute trip seemed a good idea.

Around the same time that Arlo Guthrie announced that authorities had closed it, we drove up the NY Thruway.

We arrived in the Monticello area within a couple of hours, but as everyone knows, Rt 17B was jammed. We crawled along for a few miles before deciding to pull off the road and park. It was dark. It was misty. And there were as many people walking toward the festival as away, the latter saying the festival was cancelled.

We slept in the car until dawn, got up, and started walking. Around noon we got to the field, put our uncollected tickets back in our pockets, and waited.

It was a beautiful day literally and figuratively. It was going to be an historic weekend. Here is the line up, their personnel, and set list for Woodstock Day Two.

Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair


Day 2 Woodstock Music and Art Fair

Quill started at 12.15 pm; played for 30 minutes.

Dan Cole: vocals
Jon Cole: bass, vocals
Norman Rogers: guitar, vocals
Phil Thayer: keyboard, saxophone, flute
Roger North: drums
Set list:
  • They Live the Life
  • That’s How I Eat
  • Driftin’
  • Waitin’ for You
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Country Joe

Country Joe was not on Saturday’s schedule, but trying to keep the music going once started required some ingenuity on the part of Michael Lang et al.

They recruited a guitar-less Joe with a strapless guitar and a found piece of rope. Joe’s solo performance has become part of the Woodstock legacy.

He  started at 1 pm; played for 30 minutes,

Set list:
  • Janis
  • Donovan’s Reef
  • Heartaches by the Number
  • Ring of Fire
  • Tennessee Stud
  • Rockin’ Round the World
  • Flying All the Way
  • I Seen a Rocket
  • “Fish” Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair


Santana started at 2 pm; played for 45 minutes.

Set list:
  • Waiting
  • Evil Ways
  • You Just Don’t Care
  • Savor
  • Jingo
  • Persuasion
  • Soul Sacrifice
  • Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

John Sebastian

Like Country Joe, Woodstock Ventures drafted the unscheduled John Sebastian to perform to buy time for setting up the next group. The solo Sebastian started at 3.30 pm and played for 25 minutes.

Set list:
  • How Have You Been
  • Rainbows All Over Your Blues
  • I Had A Dream
  • Darlin’ Be Home Soon
  • Younger Generation
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Keef Hartley Band

Keef Hartley Band started at 4.45 pm; played for approx 45 minutes

Keef Hartley: drums
Miller Anderson: guitar, vocals
Jimmy Jewell: saxophone
Henry Lowther: trumpet, violin
Gary Thain: bass
Set list:
  • Spanish Fly
  • She’s Gone
  • Too Much Thinkin’
  • Believe In You
Halfbreed Medley: Sinnin’ For You (Intro) >Leaving Trunk > Just to Cry > Sinnin’ for You
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

The Incredible String Band

The Incredible String Band were scheduled for Friday’s folk lineup, but travel issues prevented that. They started at 6 pm; played for 30 minutes.

Mike Heron: multi-instrumentals
Robin Williamson: vocals, multi-instrumentals
Christina “Licorice” McKechnie: organ, vocals, multi-instrumentals
Rose Simpson: bass, vocals, multi-instrumentals
Set list:
  • Invocation (spoken word)
  • The Letter
  • Gather ‘Round
  • This Moment
  • Come with Me
  • When You Find Out Who You Are
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Canned Heat

Canned Heat started at 7.30 pm; played for 60 minutes.

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: drums
Set list:
  • I’m Her Man
  • Going Up the Country
  • A Change Is Gonna Come / Leaving This Town
  • Too Many Drivers at the Wheel
  • I Know My Baby
  • Woodstock Boogie
  • On the Road Again
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

MountainDay 2 Woodstock Music and Art Fair

Mountain started at 9 pm; played for 60 minutes.

Leslie West: guitar, vocals
Felix Pappalardi: bass
Steve Knight: keyboards
Norman “N.D.” Smart: drums
Set list:
  • Blood of the Sun
  • Stormy Monday
  • Theme for an Imaginary Western
  • Long Red
  • For Yasgur’s Farm
  • Beside the Sea
  • Waiting to Take You Away
  • Dreams of Milk and Honey
  • Southbound Train
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead started at 10:30 pm; on stage for 95 minutes (with extended sound issue stretches during set).

Jerry Garcia: guitar, vocals
Bob Weir: guitar
Ron “Pig Pen” McKernan: keyboards, vocals
Tom Constanten: keyboards, vocals
Phil Lesh: bass
Bill Kreutzmann: drums
Mickey Hart: drums
Set list:
  • St Stephen
  • Mama Tried
  • Dark Star
  • High Time
  • Turn on Your Lovelight
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival started at 12:30 am; played for 50 minutes.

John Fogerty: vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
Tom Fogerty: rhythm guitar, vocals
Stu Cook: bass
Doug “Cosmo” Clifford: drums
Set list:
  • Born on the Bayou
  • Green River
  • Ninty-Nine-and-a-Half (Won’t Do)
  • Bootleg
  • Commotion
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Proud Mary
  • I Put a Spell on You
  • The Night Time is the Right Time
  • Keep on Chooglin’
  • Susie Q
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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin started at 2 am; played for 60 minutes.

Janis Joplin: vocals
Terry Clements: tenor saxophone
Cornelius “Snooky” Flowers: baritone saxophone
Luis Gasca: trumpet
John Till: guitar
Richard Kermode: keyboards
Brad Campbell: bass
Maury Baker: drums
Set list:
  • Raise Your Hand
  • As Good As You’ve Been to This World
  • To Love Somebody
  • Summertime
  • Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
  • Cozmic Blues
  • I Can’t Turn You Loose
  • Work Me, Lord
  • Piece of My Heart
  • Ball and Chain
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone started at 3.30 am; played for 50 minutes.

Sly Stone: vocals, keyboard
Freddie Stone: guitar, vocals
Jerry Martini: saxophone
Cynthia Robinson: trumpet
Rosie Stone: keyboard, vocals
Larry Graham: bass
Greg Errico: drums
Set list:
  • M’Lady
  • Sing A Simple Song
  • You Can Make It If You Try
  • Medley: Everyday People > Dance To The Music > Music Lover > I Want To Take You Higher

  • Love City
  • Stand!
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The Who

The Who started at 5 am; played for 65 minutes.

Roger Daltrey: vocals
Pete Townshend: guitar
John Entwistle: bass
Keith Moon: drums
Set list:
  • Heaven and Hell
  • I Can’t Explain
  • It’s a Boy
  • 1921
  • Amazing Journey
  • Sparks
  • Eyesight to the Blind
  • Christmas
  • Acid Queen
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Abbie Hoffman incident
  • Do You Think It’s Alright?
  • Fiddle About
  • There’s a Doctor
  • Go to the Mirror
  • Smash the Mirror
  • I’m Free
  • Tommy’s Holiday Camp
  • We’re Not Gonna Take It
  • See Me, Feel Me
  • Listening to You
  • Summertime Blues
  • Shakin’ All Over
  • My Generation
  • Naked Eye
Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair

Jefferson Airplane

Day 2 Woodstock Music and Art Fair

The sun rose and the Jefferson Airplane started at 8 am; played for 100 minutes.

Set list:
  • The Other Side of This Life
  • Somebody to Love
  • 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
  • Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon
  • Eskimo Blue Day
  • Plastic Fantastic Lover
  • Wooden Ships
  • Uncle Sam Blues
  • Volunteers
  • The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil
  • Come Back Baby
  • White Rabbit
  • The House at Pooneil Corner
Day 2 Woodstock Music and Art Fair
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5 thoughts on “Day 2 Woodstock Music Art Fair”

  1. Hi Jim. We did pull off and leave our car in a stranger’s driveway. But not because we were tired or stuck in traffic. The transmission started to slip. We walked back on Sunday not knowing for sure if the car would still be there- or even if it would get us home.

  2. Shoutout to the lovely local lady who let us set up a tent in her yard. I went with good friends Deborah D. & Charles L. and we had a memorable time. Happy Woodstock 50!

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