The Woodstock Soundtrack was released 48 years ago

May 12, 2018


Music from the Original Soundtrack and More

was released on Atlantic Records' Cotillion label as a triple album

on May 11, 1970

A live album of selected performances

from the 1969 Woodstock counterculture festival

Friday ~ August 15th to Saturday ~ August 16th

The first day officially began at 5:07 p.m. with Richie Havens



~ Richie Havens 5:07pm – 7:00pm 
~ Swami Satchidananda 7:10pm – 7:20pm
~ Sweetwater 7:30pm – 8:10pm
~ Bert Sommer 8:20pm – 9:15pm
~ Tim Hardin 9:20pm – 9:45pm
~ Ravi Shankar 10:00pm – 10:35pm
~ Melanie Safka 10:50pm – 11:20pm
~ Arlo Guthrie 11:55pm – 12:25am
~ Joan Baez 12:55am – 2:00am 


Saturday, August 16 to Sunday, August 17

The day opened at 1:20 pm, and featured some of the event's biggest psychedelic and guitar rock headliners


~ Quill 12:15pm – 12:45pm
~ Country Joe McDonald 1:00pm – 1:30pm
~ Santana 2:00pm – 2:45pm
~ John B. Sebastian 3:30pm – 3:55pm
~ Keef Hartley Band 4:45pm – 5:30pm
~ The Incredible String Band 6:00pm – 6:30pm
~ Canned Heat 7:30pm – 8:30pm
~ Mountain 9:00pm – 10:00pm
~ Grateful Dead 10:30pm – 12:05am
~ Creedence Clearwater Revival 12:30am – 1:20am
~ Janis Joplin with The Kozmic Blues Band 2:00am – 3:00am
~ Sly & the Family Stone 3:30am – 4:20am
~ The Who 5:00am – 6:05am kicking off a 25-song set including Tommy
~ Jefferson Airplane 8:00am – 9:40am


Sunday, August 17th to Monday, August 18th

Joe Cocker was the first act on the last officially booked day (Sunday);

he opened up the day's events at 2 PM.

Joe's set was preceded by at least two instrumentals by The Grease Band

~ Joe Cocker 2:00pm – 3:25pm

   After Joe Cocker's set

   a thunderstorm disrupted the events for several hours

~ Country Joe and the Fish 6:30pm – 8:00pm
~ Ten Years After 8:15pm – 9:15pm
~ The Band 10:00pm – 10:50pm
~ Johnny Winter 12:00am – 1:05am

   featuring his brother, Edgar Winter, on three songs

~ Blood, Sweat & Tears 1:30am – 2:30am
~ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 3:00am – 4:00am
~ Paul Butterfield Blues Band 6:00am – 6:45am
~ Sha Na Na 7:30am - 8:00am
~ Jimi Hendrix 9:00am – 11:10am


Side One

I Had a Dream ~ John Sebastian

Going Up the Country ~ Canned Heat

Freedom (Motherless Child) ~ Richie Havens

Rock and Soul Music ~ Country Joe & the Fish

Coming into Los Angeles ~ Arlo Guthrie

At the Hop~  Sha-Na-Na


Side Two

The Fish Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag ~  Country Joe McDonald

Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man ~ Joan Baez & Jeffrey Shurtleff

Joe Hill ~ Joan Baez

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes ~ Crosby, Stills & Nash

Sea of Madness ~ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young


Side Three

Wooden Ships ~ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

We're Not Gonna Take It ~ The Who

With a Little Help from My Friends ~ Joe Cocker


Side Four

Soul Sacrifice Santana

I'm Going Home ~ Ten Years After


Side Five

Volunteers ~ Jefferson Airplane

Max Yasgur ~ praising the crowd for coming to the festival

Dance to the Music

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I Want to Take You Higher ~ Sly and the Family Stone

Rainbows All Over Your Blues ~ John Sebastian


Side Six

Love March ~ Butterfield Blues Band

Star Spangled Banner

Purple Haze, Instrumental Solo ~ Jimi Hendrix

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