While we wait for the Woodstock 50 lineup to be announced, Neil Young is going back to the original one.
Despite performing with Crosby, Stills and Nash at the 1969 festival, Neil was not seen in the 1970 film of that historic weekend in Bethel, New York. But that's being rectified in a new documentary coming out in conjunction with the re-release of the film.
Producer Bill Gerbersays, “The film has new interviews and is also the Young Men With Unlimited Capital story of John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, these two young guys who started Woodstock as a capital raise to build a recording studio. There is also material no one has ever seen. Neil Young was not in the movie for a variety of reasons, until now. There is unseen footage of Janis Joplin and performance footage that hasn’t been seen. There are some great stories, like how [New York Governor] Nelson Rockefeller was going to send in the National Guard to shut the festival down."
Other artists who performed at Woodstock but who refused to be in the movie included The Band, The Grateful Dead, Mountain and Creedence Clearwater Revival.