The Smith Tapes, Collection 4, Woodstock, Howard Smith, 1969-1972
The Smith Tapes-Collection 4-Woodstock
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Bed-In / May 29, 1969
During the second of their two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, John and Yoko speak to Smith over the phone from their bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. They discuss the ways they believe peace should be promoted and advertised, John's long hair and beard, and some of the differences between members of The Beatles.
Woodstock Reports / August 15-17, 1969
In these nationally syndicated spots, Smith Reports live via telephone from Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Utilizing his all-access pass, he gives a first-hand account of the event as it unfolds, describing the crowd, the music and the scene.
Woodstock, the Film / February 25, 1970
The day before the premiere of their eponymous documentary on Woodstock, director Michael Wadleigh and producer Bob Maurice sat down with Howard. They discuss how they came to make the film, and the incredible challenges they faced while there.
Sly Stone / January 3, 1969
Stone speaks to Smith about how the band came together, their closeness and their recent rise to success.
Woodstock, Inc. / October 1969
John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, two of the four producers of the Woodstock festival sit down with Howard to discuss The Business side of the operation. They clarify how the partnership that created the festival fell apart and their plans for the festival's future.
Artie Kornfeld / February 1970
Six months after Woodstock, Artie Kornfeld, another Woodstock producer, discusses his area of expertise, the music and promotions side of the operation. He gives his insight about the demise of the Woodstock Ventures partnership, and the legacy of the festival.
Joe Cocker / November 21, 1969
Cocker reflects on his early days and how he struggled to make it in the industry. He discusses his singing style and how it is unique for a white man, his soul influences, and his disgust with the American health care system.
Ravi Shankar / November 21, 1971
One day before the opening night of the documentary on Shankar, the artist is in town to attend the premiere and play a concert at Carnegie Hall. He tells Smith how he started playing the sitar, ruminates on a teacher that changed his life, his close relationship with George Harrison, and briefly discusses whether Indian men are stuck-up.