Joni Mitchell (songwriter) and Crosby, Still, Nash and Young (Canadian Neil Young): Woodstock

Quiz by Sharon Michiko Yoneda

"I came upon a child of God.  He was walking along the road.  I asked him, "Where are you going?"  This he told me, "I'm going down to Yasgur's farm. Going to join in a rock and roll band.  Get back to the land.  Set my soul free."

"By the time we got to Woodstock. We were half a million strong."

"And everywhere, there was song and celebration."

Canadian Robbie Robertson and The Band

artists:  Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Neil Young)

songwriter:  Joni Mitchell

date released:  1970 by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15-18th, 1969.  Thirty-two musical acts performed for almost half a million people in a festival regarded as one of the greatest moments in music history.

 Canada's Joni Mitchell wrote the song, "Woodstock" to commemorate the event and her friends, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young recorded the song and made it a smash hit.

 Mitchell herself was unable to perform at Woodstock because of previous commitments.  She wrote the song in a hotel room in New York, watching the report of the Festival on tv.  Her own rendition of the song came in 1970 for the album "Ladies of the Canyon."