ZOOMER magazine has a piece with pictures in honour of the famous event, the iconic music festival.
Several years ago The New York Times had a feature article on Woodstock (the event; Aug 1969) with a cool slideshow, some videos and text, and with some information about the movie that followed the event.
Bob wrote about the movie for the Vancouver Sun.
“It made me the listener that I am today,” he says. “It made me listen for little things: the slamming of the door, the jingling of car keys. The wind blowing through trees, the songs of birds, footsteps, a hammer hitting a nail. Just random sounds. Cows mooing. I could string all that together and make that a song. It made me listen to life in a different way.” He unspools a litany of early influences: Slim Harpo, Lightnin’ Slim, Jimmy Reed, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Wynonie Harris, Little Walter, Riley Puckett, and the Staple Singers. They took full-time possession of his ear and his imagination: “I’d think about them even at my school desk.”
Read a review of Bob Dylan and Philosophy here.