Woodstock posterThe Music of Adamson's 1969

Bob Dylan famously told us the times "they are a changin'" and, arguably, nothing influenced us (and Adamson) more than the music that permeated the decade culiminating in what has become the event everyone associates with 1969 - the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, otherwise known as Woodstock. Joni Mitchell wrote her iconic song Woodstock capturing the sensibilities of the era.

Adamson's music is as much a part of the story as Adamson himself, and the tunes from the sixties are woven throughout the story to remind us how our culture has been affected.


The book includes a chapter-by-chapter playlist of all the music mentioned throughout 1969.

New Year’s Eve 1968: Hair soundtrack (MacDermot, Ragni, & Rado), “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (Procol Harum)
January 1969: The Monkees
February:I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (Blood, Sweat & Tears), “Dance to the Music” (Sly & the Family Stone), “Delilah” (Tom Jones), Jefferson Airplane, "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" (Pink Floyd), "Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" (The Beatles), "Truth" (Jeff Beck)
March: Lennon/Ono, Disraeli Gears (Cream), “Moon River” (Andy Williams), “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (Tony Bennett), “Just Like a Woman” (Bob Dylan), “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (Iron Butterfly), “House of the Rising Sun” (The Animals)
April:We Shall Overcome” (gospel traditional), “Bam Bam” (The Maytals)
May:A Whiter Shade of Pale” (Procol Harum), “I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” (novelty song)
June:Get Back” (The Beatles with Billy Preston)
July: Nashville Skyline, “One More Night” (Bob Dylan), Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, “Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” (vaudeville song), “Heartbreak Hotel” (Elvis Presley), Blind Willie Johnson, “Dust My Broom” (Elmore James), “San Francisco” (Scott KcKenzie)
August:Hickory Wind” (Gram Parsons), “Blue Canadian Rockies” (The Byrds), “Knees Up Mother Brown” (Cockney traditional), “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” (Gilbert and Sullivan), “With a Little Help From My Friends” (The Beatles)
September:Give Peace A Chance” (Lennon/Ono), “1969” (The Stooges), “Purple Haze” (Jimi Hendrix), Jose Feliciano, Janis Ian, “All You Need Is Love” (The Beatles)
October: Abbey Road, “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window,” White Album, Revolver (The Beatles), Janis Joplin, Electric Ladyland (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
November:You Can’t Hurry Love” (The Supremes)
December: "Blonde on Blonde" (Bob Dylan), “Isle of Islay” (Donovan), “Repent Walpurgis” (Procol Harem)