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They’re Going to Party Like It’s 1969

hal-leonard-woodstock.jpgIf you’re wandering the aisles at BookExpo America this weekend, you might notice a bit of a theme to the Hal Leonard, where they’ll be promoting two books aimed at the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. Woodstock Vision features a bunch of pictures from the music festival’s official photographer, Elliott Landy; Bruce Pollock‘s By the Time We Got to Woodstock actually encompasses the wider pop music scene of 1969, which the author believes was the most significant year in rock music’s history. Both Pollock and Landy will be appearing at the booth, and Hal Leonard will be holding a drawing for a gift package that includes both books, DVDs of Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy, a CD of the year’s top songs, and a bunch of other stuff.

You notice how nobody’s putting out a commemorative book for the tenth anniversary of Woodstock ’99? Or even the 20th anniversary of the impromptu Woodstock ’89? Heck, we would’ve settled for some 25th anniversary celebrations of the US Festival last year…

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