Do you remember Richie Havens singing “Freedom”? I do.
Do you remember the rain temporarily stopping the music? I do.
Do you remember John Sebastian forgetting the words and asking the audience for help? I do.
Do you remember Sha Na Na singing “At the Hop”? I do.
Do you remember the warning about the brown acid? I do.
Peace and love.
Tuning in, turning on, dropping out.
Rain and more rain.
Do you remember Arlo Guthrie singing “Coming into Los Angeles”? I do.
Do you remember Joe Cocker singing “With a Little Help From My Friends”? I do.
Do you remember Country Joe and the Fish, Santana, The Band, Jefferson Airplane and The Who? I do.
Do remember Jimi Hendrix playing his version of “The Star-Spangled Banner”? I do.
I remember these things.
I wasn’t there.
But I saw the movie.
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It’s amazing how important the documentation of events is to its importance. I literally just wrote a poem on the same theme, but from a different point of view.
Far out, man.
Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner shocked me to my soul. Then I realized how perfect it was, what a screaming cry of agony. BTW Any one who thinks it was disrespectful can screw himself. Jimi Hendrix was a vet and an Airboirne Ranger.