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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.

Discography

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)

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