zaterdag 8 november 2008

BIG SUR FOLK FESTIVAL 1969

Sixth Big Sur Folk Festival
1969
Featuring:

Joan Baez
Joni Mitchell
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
John Sebastian
Johanna Demetrakas
Dorothy Morrison & the Edwin Hawkins Singers
Mimi FariƱa
Julie Payne
Ruthann Friedman
Carol Ann Cisneros
The Comb Sisters
Chris Ethridge
Flying Burrito Brothers
Struggle Mountain Resistance Band


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Down by the River van Neil Young. Crosby Stills Nash & Young op zijn best!
Met Dallas Taylor op drums en Gregg Reeves op bass.




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Sea of Madness met Neil op organ. Stephen probeert een fan te kalmeren en loopt een klapje op,daarna toch een hele mooie 4+ 20 Grote klasse!

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Jaon Baez Song for David (Haar toenmalige echtgenoot was David Harris)

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John Sebastian(Lovin Spoonful) en Joni Mitchell

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Crosby Stills Nash John Sebastian Joni Mitchell


A musical documentary of the 1969 Big Sur Folk Festival, filmed in a chaotic style reminiscent of Woodstock. It features performances by Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell, and the Combs Sisters.

Some of the finest folk singers and musicians in the world positioned themselves on the edge of some of America's most glorious scenery for a farewell to summer and a celebration of nonviolence in mid-September. It was the sixth annual Big Sur Folk Festival.

The festival, held on the tree-shaded lawns of Esalen, also differed from other recent celebrations in that here the "scene" did not eclipse the music, but merely served as a complement. According to its producers, Nancy Carlen and Paula Kates, Big Sur was designed as a "performers festival," an opportunity for artists to come together after a hectic summer on the festival circuit for some peace and solitude.

Crosby Stills Nash and Young played the final set, as on Saturday, repeatedly bringing the thinning crowd to it's feet. For a finale - with the audience pushed forward around the pool, closer to the performers now - everyone at the festival reprise "Oh Happy Day".

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