Wednesday, August 18, 2021

by Debbie Rosenberg

Hot summer days remind me of the fun of going to outdoor concerts with friends and family and August 15th is the anniversary of two huge outdoor concerts.  In 1965 the Beatles played at Shea Stadium which was the first time that a venue that size was used.  Of course their transportation to the stadium was like a movie, from limo to helicopter to armored Wells Fargo Van. On August 15th, 1969 the Woodstock festival began. The festival had 32 acts and more than 400,000 attended.  The location is now on the National Register of Historic Places!  

We have lots of materials to check out from books, to music CDs, to DVDs.

The Beatles lyrics : the stories behind the music, including the handwritten drafts of more than 100 classic Beatles songs by Hunter Davies 782.4216 B38yd2 


Dreaming the Beatles : the love story of one band and the whole world by Rob Sheffield 782.4216 Beatles Sheffield 2017

150 glimpses of the Beatles by Craig Brown  782.4216 Beatles Brown 2020


Small Town Talk : Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & friends in the wild years of Woodstock 781.66 H793 2016

The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang with Holly George Warren 

Remembering Woodstock edited by Andy Bennett  781.6609 R282

The Beatles : made on Merseyside DVD 782.4216 Beatles

Meet the Beatles: the essential albums of all time DVD 782.4216 Beatles

Creating Woodstock DVD 781.66 Creating


Debbie Rosenberg is a member of Fond du Lac Public Library's reference department.