Hat’s off to LoHud.com’s MetroMix for an off-beat look at Woodstock.
On the eve of the historic rock festival’s 40th anniversary, MetroMix took a look at 10 lost acts from the 1969 event, which was officially called the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival.
Among the band’s listed on the list are the Keef Hartley Band. Hartley (above) was best known for being the guy who replaced Ringo Starr on drums in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Ringo’s band before he fled to join a bunch of kids from Liverpool — The Beatles.
Granted, there are people on this list that really weren’t lost — just overshadowed by the likes of Jimi Hendix, The Who and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I would count Mountain, Ten Years After and Country Joe McDonald on that list.
Others, like Sweetwater, actually got acclaim for being overlooked in the buzz following the festival.
But most of these are really forgotten. Consider the names Tim Hardin, Bert Sommer, Quill and the Incredible String Band, which most people would be shocked were on stage at Woodstock.
They were. So, read a bit more about them on MetroMix.
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