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woodstock

Butterflies above our nation

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


August 15, 1969

103169-004-DE49B837The three-day Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event features Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Come on hold me tight


 

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David Crosby

Did you question all the answers

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


August 14, 1941

David CrosbyDavid Van Cortlandt Crosby is born in Los Angeles. David Crosby will be a member of The ByrdsCrosby, Stills, Nash (& sometimes) Young, and CPR. Among his many top 10 credits is CSN’Wasted on the Way.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: If I get scared, you’re always around


 

Small Faces

It’s all too beautiful

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


August 9, 1967

ipsfThe Small Faces enter the singles chart with Itchycoo Park, which will peak at #3 in the U.K. The song is one of the first pop singles to use flanging, an effect that can be heard in the bridge section after each chorus.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Summertime will be a-lovin there