The Woodstock Music and Art Fair held on a dairy farm
, 43 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock
forty years ago changed the history of rock and roll. For
better or worse, the 32 acts in the Woodstock concerts captured the
zeitgeist of the age with the diverse sounds of rock legends like
Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Jimi
Hendrix, etc. Though four decades have passed, and a fickle
music industry and fans have diverged from the sound of 1969, the
sounds of the 60s still live today as echos in modern rock, and
modern rockers owe much to their Woodstock forebears. Like
the those at Woodstock, rock music has mutated, transformed,
adapted, and survived. This week DJDeedle salutes not
Woodstock, but rock music itself, punk, metal, Brit, garage,
grunge, indie, and even electronic. The sound of this week's
Deedlecast is rock music, but the flavor is definitely DJDeedle.
Enjoy this rock block.