Grace Slick has recently captured her version of Woodstock on canvas.....
In Grace Slicks own words:
At the time (1969), A concert with ½ a million people was unheard of. To be honest we were blissfully unprepared and unmercifully hammered by the weather. As the painting shows, the audience had to slog around in the mud. Young people adapt to that kind of a mess better than old farts.
Saying goodbye on the last of three days, the clump of musicians on the stage is appreciating the audience and vice versa. Everything except murder is happening in the crowd – as it would in any gathering of that size.
I have taken the liberty of inserting some individuals who could not have been there, but maybe they were in spirit – Abraham, Buddha, Mohamed, Jesus, Adam & Eve, Alice in Wonderland, The White Rabbit, My daughter and Barack Obama.
For composition and space, I have simplified the stage gear and the sound towers. If it looks like a cartoon – it was.
- Grace Slick 2009
.....and here is the painting :
Can you find them all?
Jack Cassady - Jorma Kaukonen - Marty Balin
Spencer Dryden - Santana - Paul Kantner
Barack Obama - Roger Daltry - Keith Moon
Pete Townshend - Mickey Hart - Phil Lesh
Jerry Garcia - Bob Weir - Bill Kreutzmann
White Rabbit - Jimi Hendrix - Alice
Ravi Shankar - Richie Havens - Graham Nash
David Crosby - Neil Young - Stephen Stills
Buddha - Country Joe McDonald - John Sebastian
Joan Baez - Alvin Lee - John Entwistle
Janis Joplin - Grace Slick - Jesus - Max Yasgur