22 September 2021

Although she wasn’t at the historic three-day Woodstock festival
in 1969, singer-songwriter legend JONI MITCHELL wrote a song
about it. It appeared as B-side to her single Big Yellow Taxi. Several
artists, including her friends Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young covered it.

Goth heroine CHELSEA WOLFE about why she wanted to cover Woodstock:

“While preparing for the ‘Birth Of Violence’ tour, I was watching a lot of Joni Mitchell videos.
One night after working on the live set I was just letting the Joni videos roll. “Woodstock” came on and I started singing along. After that I simply asked Ben if he’d be into covering it with me for the tour. The cover came together quite naturally and it was a treat to play on stage every night. Joni is obviously such a big inspiration to this side of my music, so it felt right to pay tribute to her.”

Here comes Wolfe‘s soft alter ego…

Original version…


CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG Released Classic Album ‘DÉJÀ VU’ 50 Years Ago Today…

11 Match 2020

Today 50 years ago, on 11 March 1970, supergroup CSNY released their second LP,
mega-bestseller ‘DÉJÀ VU’. The first with Neil Young. The LP hit #1 in the US, Canada,
and Australia and reached #5 in the UK. It went certified septuple platinum selling more
than 8 million copies over the years. It still is the highest-selling album of each member’s career so far.

AllMusic wrote: “One of the most hotly awaited second albums in history — right up there
with those by the Beatles and the Band — Déjà Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts. Those achievements are all the more astonishing given the fact that the group barely held together through the estimated 800 hours it took to record Déjà Vu and scarcely functioned as a group for most of that time. Déjà Vu worked as an album, a product of four potent musical talents who were all ascending to the top of their game coupled with some very skilled production, engineering, and editing… Déjà Vu was a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars, which were presented in even more dramatic and expansive fashion on the tour that followed.”
. Review in full here. Score: 5/5

Singles: Woodstock / Teach Your Children / Our House / Carry On

(Composed by Joni Mitchell)




Album in full…

CSNY: Biography All Albums

HISTORY – 4 April 1970

4 April 2019

When singer/songwriter Neil Young joined the already existing trio of three other great singer/songwriters David Crosby (co-founder of The Byrds), Stephen Stills (who played with Neil Young before, in Buffalo Springfield) and Graham Nash (the only Brit in the group, who was the singer of The Hollies before going to the States) for the first time in 1970 this supergroup made one of the best Americana records ever with DÉJÀ VU. The longplayer hit the top spot of the US albums chart 49 years ago today, on 4 April 1970. The bestseller featured three hit singles. Here they are…


(A rare 1991 live performance)



Back sleeve