Woodstock Vision: The Spirit of a Generation
From the legendary cover of Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline, through the Woodstock festival, right down to the pictures for The Band's new compact disc ... Show synopsis From the legendary cover of Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline, through the Woodstock festival, right down to the pictures for The Band's new compact disc, photographer Elliot Landy has had his finger on the pulse of the Woodstock Generation. He was there before the famous festival, hanging out with Dylan and The Band; he became the photographer of record at the festival itself; and he still lives in the town of Woodstock today. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival (which originally took place on a farm in Bethel, 90 minutes away), Landy offers a celebration, in word and image, of what he calls the Woodstock Vision, "a way of thinking and being that created the time so many look back on as the most important period of their lives - a time that not only continues to inspire them but that has been embraced by a younger generation as well." All the superstars are here in Landy's intimate backstage and onstage glimpses of rock's heyday: never-before-published images of Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and more. There are also other photos from Landy's career (celebrity parties, peace demonstrations) which highlight the idealistic vision of the counterculture.