For those who were there, Woodstock was a weekend like no other
For three days in August 1969, it seemed like the Age of Peace and Love might just take hold.
Fifty years earlier, more than 400,000 young people grooved to the sounds of
their generation at a music festival billed as “An Aquarian Exposition.”
Indeed, those hills really were alive with the sound of music as the three days of Woodstock
unfolded here a half-century ago. Today that music, and the spirit of
one of the most raucous weekends in American history, still echoes in
the hearts of those who were there, those who wish they were there, and
those who say they were there but might have come up more than a few
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert as we walk to class this week. Hope you enjoy it.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to reflect on
our shared histories and relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving
The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2019 is 'Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage'
This week we will be playing music when students walk to class to recognise these significant milestones.
Before I did what I did, we didn't have a place in rock 'n' roll. Not really. I was the first to be taken
seriously as a female rock 'n' roll musician and singer. That hadn't
been done before. I played the boys at their own game. For everybody
that came afterward, it was a little bit easier, which is good. I'm
proud of that. If I have a legacy, that's what it is. It's nothing I
take lightly. It was gonna happen sooner or later. I have
done my job more than 50 years.
Doris gained a vocal education by listening to the radio, becoming a fan
of the embryonic records of upcoming Ella Fitzgerald. Her mother
encouraged her to take singing lessons. Alma took Doris to see vocal
coach Grace Raine, who was so impressed with Doris' natural talent that
she offered her three lessons for the price of one. Doris credits Raine
with impressing upon her the importance of delivering a lyric, and
today Doris says that Raine had the greatest impact on her singing
Hope you enjoy walking to class to the great Doris Day
Blues musicians continue to influence music throughout history. Whether
it’s through applying the 12-bar blues progression or re-recording an
entire song, the presence of blues music history is all around us.
Walk to class this week feature Blues Music from all over the globe.