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LA PUERTO, LOS SANTOS (WZL) — The 60s, what a time to be alive! I think I can speak for most of us when I say we could not participate in Woodstock’s true spirit during its superior cultural reign throughout the sixties and seventies. That did not stop Bohan Entertainment, who brought a piece of history to life on November 5th with their Tribute to Woodstock of 69, a music event held at Public Works HQ. This was a free event with catering provided by Ari’s Deli that gave the people of San Andreas the opportunity to relive Woodstock, especially for those who came dressed in the fashion of the 60s and 70s.

The evening started with a musical performance by a well-known musician, Jason Tanners. Tanners wowed the crowd with his original songs, including his controversial song “River of Sand”. In typical Jason Tanners fashion to please the crowd, he also performed his cover of Hallelujah, swooning many crowd members. Jason Tanners later performed several exclusive unreleased titled acoustic songs. Jason Tanners states that if you want to hear these songs, they can only be heard live at his shows. They are truly something you do not want to miss.

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Velma Piper followed Tanners and piped out some amazing blasts from the past hits, truly achieving the Woodstock vibes. Velma Piper was joined on stage by Jason Tanners on the electronic guitar, Candy Lane on the acoustic guitar, and Sean Don on the drums. Velma began her set with a cover of “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, as requested by a crowd member. Fleetwood Mac did not perform at the original Woodstock of 69 Festival, but lead singer Stevie Nicks later performed “Landslide” at the 1998 A Day in the Garden Festival, which is interchangeable with being called the 1998 Woodstock.

Moving to the true spirit of Woodstock, Velma and the band performed songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival, including two songs played at Woodstock in 69: “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising”. Keeping with covers of CCR, she also performed a fan favorite from CCR of “Fortunate Son”. Following the CCR songs, Velma blessed the crowd with a performance of “Long Train Running” by the Doobie Brothers. The Doobie Brothers as a band did not get together officially until 1970, and their song “Long Train Running” was not released until 1973; so they were not at Woodstock in 69 – but still in the same spirit of musical talent from the era.

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As the end of the show approached, Velma’s take on Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love”, Velma’s performance of “Somebody to Love” was a proper display of her talent and range. If you missed this performance, you should drop everything to witness this amazing artist at their next performance. An interesting fact about Jefferson Airplane in relation to Woodstock is they were one of the first to sign on for the festival. Velma finished the night performing “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones, another band that did not perform at Woodstock. For quite an interesting reason, lead singer Mick Jagger was shooting a film in Australia during the festival. Woodstock of 69 is remembered for many things; peace, love, and music being a few… A Tribute to Woodstock this past weekend certainly served the authentic vibes of the festival.

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  1. Velma Piper

    November 18, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you so much for this lovely piece on the event. I’m so happy with how it went and I have everyone to thank for showing up and for those who helped plan it all.

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