Photos by Barry Z Levine (Official Photographer of The Woodstock Film), Written by Linanne Sackett, Foreword by Wavy Gravy

Photos by Barry Z Levine (Official Photographer of The Woodstock Film), Written by Linanne Sackett, Foreword by Wavy Gravy

THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK celebrates the 50th

Posted: May 3, 2019 at 11:05 am | Author: lsackett | File Under: Book, Uncategorized, Woodstock | Tags: , , | Comments Off on THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK celebrates the 50th

Here we are, fifty years after Woodstock.  We’ve just published THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK, a Woodstock 50th Collectible.   “The Woodstock Story eBook” brings the hard-cover coffee table book to life with hundreds of active links to the celebrities, their lives, stories and music.  Now you can be virtually there, to share this piece of American history and to preserve it with your own collectible copy.  It examines the spirit of Woodstock today, with first-hand observations by me as the Still Photographer on the Film “Woodstock.” The film, by Warner Bros. won an Academy Award® for “Best Documentary Film” in 1970 and later in 1996, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”   This collectible eBook, written by my wife, Linanne G. Sackett, is the most complete compendium for all those who attended Woodstock, for all who wish they could have been there, and for all who want to better understand the impact of the Woodstock Generation in today’s parallel world.   It’s being sold on Amazon.com, Apple iBooks and being distributed across the country and the world by PGW of Ingram.

Our coffee table hard cover version, the basis for the expanded ebook version, received rave reviews from many individuals and reviewers. “The authors have created an intimate time capsule… an incredible all-access pass to the music and art fair that came to be known solely as Woodstock…Because Woodstock is told through a collage of photos, song lyrics and rhyming text, it also has a homespun scrapbook vibe, which feels right for recounting a personal communal experience… the peace and love essence of Woodstock rings out loud and clear and like Sly and the Family Stone ‘taking them higher’ here the authors likewise reach for the sky.” -Kirkus Reviews

 

WE’VE BEEN ON A LONG AND WINDING ROAD

Posted: March 3, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Author: BEEZEEL | File Under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on WE’VE BEEN ON A LONG AND WINDING ROAD

Larry Johnson at Woodstock 1969Phew.  Hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since my last post.  We’ve been from Maine to California, with lots of stops in between on tour with the Heroes of Woodstock.  We’ve become friends with Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish, Harvey Mandel (aka, The Snake) of Canned Heat, Sam Andrews of Big Brother and The Holding Company, Sofia Ramos, who does the Janis Joplin parts, and many of the members of Ten Years After, Jefferson Starship, Canned Heat, Tom Constanza of the Grateful Dead, and Nancy Nevins of Sweetwater.  We’ve played dusty fields in Livermore, Me. and fancy halls like the Greek in LA and the Mountain Winery in Redwood City, Ca.

And tragically, at the end of January, we lost our dear friend, Larry LA Johnson, who was nominated for an Oscar for Sound on the Woodstock documentary and was responsible for me being on the crew of that fabulous film. Larry, who was Neil Young’s right hand man for nearly 40 years, suffered a massive heart attack at the Marina where he docked his boat just as he was about to drive Neil’s son to see a hockey game.  His death, mercifully, was instantaneous, and he died in the presence of two people to whom he was close.  The news came as a painful shock to me and to all of Larry’s many, many friends.  There was a joyful memorial service in San Mateo where there was nearly as much laughter as tears, a fitting tribute to Larry’s creative and eventful life.  We will all miss him terribly.

THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK celebrates the 50th

Posted: April 15, 2009 at 9:02 am | Author: lsackett | File Under: Book, Uncategorized, Woodstock | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK celebrates the 50th

 

Here we are, fifty years after Woodstock.  We’ve just published THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK, a Woodstock 50th Collectible.   “The Woodstock Story eBook” brings the hard-cover coffee table book to life with hundreds of active links to the celebrities, their lives, stories and music.  Now you can be virtually there, to share this piece of American history and to preserve it with your own collectible copy.  It examines the spirit of Woodstock today, with first-hand observations by me as the Still Photographer on the Film “Woodstock.” The film, by Warner Bros. won an Academy Award® for “Best Documentary Film” in 1970 and later in 1996, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”   This collectible eBook, written by my wife, Linanne G. Sackett, is the most complete compendium for all those who attended Woodstock, for all who wish they could have been there, and for all who want to better understand the impact of the Woodstock Generation in today’s parallel world.   It’s being sold on Amazon.com, Apple iBooks and being distributed across the country and the world by PGW of Ingram.

Our coffee table hard cover version, the basis for the expanded ebook version, received rave reviews from many individuals and reviewers. “The authors have created an intimate time capsule… an incredible all-access pass to the music and art fair that came to be known solely as Woodstock…Because Woodstock is told through a collage of photos, song lyrics and rhyming text, it also has a homespun scrapbook vibe, which feels right for recounting a personal communal experience… the peace and love essence of Woodstock rings out loud and clear and like Sly and the Family Stone ‘taking them higher’ here the authors likewise reach for the sky.” -Kirkus Reviews