An early publicity still for Sha Na Na.

Sha Na Na, Woodstock’s most unlikely act


How an Ivy League a cappella group opened for Hendrix and started a ‘50s nostalgia wave.

Victoria de Puy and Geraldine de Puy at the Charles Schulz Museum.

Aha Moment: ‘Peanuts’ in Panama

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Victoria de Puy and Geraldine de Puy at the Charles Schulz Museum.

Aha Moment: Peanuts in Panama

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Alvin Lee performs with Ten Years After at Winterland in May 1978 in San Francisco, California.

We remember some of the world’s musicians who died in 2013. Can you?

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Design for the Real World: Rock Band T-Shirt

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The Summer Music of 1993

For decades–probably as long as there’s been recorded music–people have looked back on the music of summers past and said: “That was THE best summer of music.” From 1969–when the Woodstock Festival attracted international attention with its lineup that included Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and over 20 other acts– to 1984, when several […]

Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer of The Band Dies at Age 71

Levon Helm, drummer and singer for the Band, died yesterday from complications of cancer. He was 71. Helm is best remembered as the sole American in the otherwise Canadian group that became Bob Dylan’s backup band and later, simply “The Band.” In the past decade, he gained a reputation as a roots-music patriarch, hosting a […]

Almanac/Up the Mountain

This week, we have facts about the first rope tow in the United States. Back in 1934, American skiers got a boost when the people of Woodstock, Vermont rigged a mechanical way to get to the top of the slopes.

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American Icons: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

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In 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s performance of the national anthem at Woodstock hit like a shock wave; with its distortion and chaos, it sounded like a rupture in something sacred. Two music scholars and two rock guitarists put together the pieces. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Weekend Movies: Before Woodstock Was in Vogue

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The Takeaway speaks to Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday, about two of this weekend’s most highly anticipated films: Ang Lee’s ?Taking Woodstock’ and R.J. Cutler’s documentary ?The September Issue.’