James Regrets Woodstock Snub

Rock 'n' roll star TOMMY JAMES still regrets turning down the chance to perform at Woodstock.
The Crimson & Clover singer and his backing band The Shondells were among the first names selected to play at the upstate New York music festival in 1969 - but they couldn't bring themselves to perform on a farm and turned the promoters down.
James recalls, "I was in Hawaii at the time and we got asked to do the festival. Artie Kornfeld was one of the principals of the festival - and a friend of mine - and we got asked to go.
"I said, 'Wait a minute, you're asking me to leave paradise and fly 6,000 miles to a pig farm? Did I just hear you right?' I said, 'If we're not there, start without us,' and they did and they called it Woodstock.
"By Thursday of that week, we knew we screwed up really bad."


Contactmusic
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Ladies of Friends Reunite On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Fans of Central Perk were given a treat on Wednesday night when Rachel, Monica and Phoebe reunited for...

The Ladies of Friends Reunite On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Joan Rivers In Medically-Induced Coma After Cardiac Arrest

Acid-tongued comedienne Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically-induced coma...

Joan Rivers In Medically-Induced Coma After Cardiac Arrest

If I Stay - Review

Based on the Gayle Forman novel, this teen weepie is wrenchingly emotional and packed with girly fantasies. But the characters and...

If I Stay Movie Review

So, Did Tony Soprano Die at the End of 'The Sopranos'?

It's a mystery that has plagued the television industry for seven years: did Tony Soprano die in the final...

So, Did Tony Soprano Die at the End of 'The Sopranos'?

Brangelina Marry: Hollywood's First Couple Tie The Knot!

The tabloids will have to find another couple to speculate over; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have...

Brangelina Marry: Hollywood's First Couple Tie The Knot!

The Keeper of Lost Causes - Review

Like the first episode of a finely crafted TV series you won't want to miss, this sharply involving Danish thriller introduces us to the ...

The Keeper of Lost Causes Movie Review

The Madden Brothers - We Are Done (Behind The Scenes)

Ahead of their debut album 'Greetings From California' being released in September, 2014, The Madden Brothers talk about...

The Madden Brothers - We Are Done (Behind The Scenes) Video

Counting Crows - Scarecrow Video

The new song, 'Scarecrow', by the band Counting Crows, has received a new music video. The song is set to appear as the...

Counting Crows - Scarecrow Video

Night Moves - Review

This may be a slow-burning thriller about eco-terrorists, but it's also directed by Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff), a filmmaker who...

Night Moves Movie Review
Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All