Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rock Hall To Present Woodstock Anniversary Exhibit

Peace and love will last a lot longer than three days at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which is celebrating Woodstock's 40th anniversary with a new exhibit.

From July 3 to November 29, the Cleveland-based center will feature items from the legendary three-day weekend in upstate New York. The exhibit will also include the original written plan for the event from its producer, Michael Lang.

There are an array of events that are being planned to commemorate the anniversary of Woodstock, which took place from August 15 to August 17 in 1969 and featured Janis Joplin, the Who, Jimi Hendrix and dozens other rock acts.

On June 30, Legacy Recordings is releasing five double-CD packages celebrating the legends of Woodstock. Santana, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, Johnny Winter and Jefferson Airplane will each be represented with their complete Woodstock performance, as well as each of their classic 1969 studio albums.

Each 2-CD Deluxe Edition comes in a collectible, individually numbered slipcase, with two LP-replica mini-jackets and inner sleeves. A 16"x20" artist-specific poster is included and ready for framing. For more on these releases, go to http://www.woodstock.com.