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So I'm watching Woodstock and I remember reading that the Beatles or rather John was asked if the Beatles would perform. John said only if they could let Yoko perform. The Woodstock people said no. But as we all know 1969 wasn't their best time as a group, so it was even more unlikely for them to perform. But what if they did? What would their setlist be? Realize they couldn't perform anything off Abbey Road and Let It Be for they weren't released yet.

 

I actually really couldn't think of any song for their setlist to get them through an hour performance. I would think they would perform Revolution but after that I'm stuck.

 

 

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Helter Skelter live would be amazing. Also, I Am The Walrus!

They would avoid doing their songs from before Rubber Soul- I don't think Please Please Me would really fit in at Woodstock.

But that's probably just me wishing I could hear these songs in concert.

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Hmmm..you guys have some great picks for a Woodstock set list!

I can see Yer Blues and Happiness Is A Warm Gun fitting in there as well.

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That's a tough question, I don't know, what songs do you really think they enjoyed playing together in 1969? I doubt there would be much off the White Album, except maybe Yer Blues and Back In The USSR or something like that. They wouldn't play anything from '67, maybe a few from '66, but then again when they gave up touring they were probably so sick of playing those same old songs. I think they would try to play something that they had never done live, like Rain or Tomorrow Never Knows, just a quick track to blow the crowd's mind real quick before firing into old songs that they used to do at the Cavern. It would be like a good Let it Be jam session, just live and on stage.

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Yer Blues and Happiness Is A Warm Gun would be great to hear and would be good for the set. 

I figured they wouldn't do anything of of Peppers. That would be too difficult and it probs would have been to psychedelic for the anti-war peaceful attitude of '69. And I highly doubt they would have played I Want To Hold Your Hand

I'm also thinking they could play Hey Jude and All You Need Is Love but I don't know how the whole orchestra thing would work out for AYNL a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

 

Maybe the would be play Eddie Cochran's Twenty Flight Rock since a lot of artists at Woodstock did covers.

 

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With an hour they could have done some kind of collaboration with Ravi Shankar who was there.

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As with that other "Beatles setlist" thread, I'm imagining they might take Billy Preston with them to handle keyboards and give 'em more onstage options. I think it's reasonable to assume that they'd duplicate much of the Apple rooftop setlist, assuming those songs were still fresh in their memory. And also some basic stuff like "Revolution" and "Yer Blues" and maybe "Give Peace A Chance" and some rock n' roll oldies, just like the Plastic Ono Band would perform in Toronto a month later.  And since they were in the midst of recording them at the time, "Come Together" and "Oh! Darling" would be well-rehearsed. I don't see any reason why they couldn't play those just because Abbey Road was still a month away from release - the Apple rooftop set was all unreleased stuff, after all. Finally, what if the promoters and John and the others all agreed to allow Yoko to perform with them in a limited fashion? Like maybe give her a tambourine and a mic for the occasional background vocal, then finishing off with one of those ten-minute freeform-screeching-and-guitar-feedback avant-garde things. I can imagine the audience appreciating it, especially if they were zonked enough. Ringo and (hopefully) Paul would be agreeable enough. George (as well as Billy, if he were there) would likely be the most resistant.

It's maybe worth noting that Joe Cocker, CSN and Richie Havens all performed Beatles material during their Woodstock appearances.

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I forgot: Which song did CSN perform?

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StarWisher said:

I forgot: Which song did CSN perform?


Blackbird
 

Edit: Who is Richie Havens?

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Also, we have to consider that Let It Be was not released.

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

StarWisher said:

I forgot: Which song did CSN perform?


Blackbird

 

Edit: Who is Richie Havens?


Oh, that must have been nice!

He was a folk singer in the 60s, but all I know him for is Here Comes The Sun, so someone else could probably do a better job at answering your question than I could.

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Von, who is Richie Havens

 

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Or you could just do a bit of Googling!

Notably, he was the very first act at Woodstock. He either performed several Beatles songs in a row, or maybe a medley of them - I'm not sure, since his only footage in the Woodstock film is of "Handsome Johnny" and "Freedom". But he's recorded many Beatles covers throughout his career.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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vonbontee said:

Or you could just do a bit of Googling!


 

(That was directed at Starwisher, not you Evan.  🙂

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vonbontee said:

Notably, he was the very first act at Woodstock. He either performed several Beatles songs in a row, or maybe a medley of them - I'm not sure, since his only footage in the Woodstock film is of "Handsome Johnny" and "Freedom". But he's recorded many Beatles covers throughout his career.

Okay. Thanks, Von Bontee


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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Har, har!  Thanks for not directing me to the lmgtfy.com website to find out more about him! a-hard-days-night-george-9

I did a cursory glance at his wiki page, but not really knowing much about him myself, I wasn't sure what would be the most important info to relay.

Anyways, thanks VB!

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Havens' Woodstock performance of "Handsome Johnny" (the song that opened the festival) is readily viewable on Youtube and a pretty good reprsentation of his style. (AFAIK anyways - I really only know his first album and he's got dozens!) I'd embed the video myself but Youtube is blocked here at the office, boo hoo.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....2st2E3KPJM

 

I don't know how to embed a video but this is his Handsome Johnny video. Great protest song.

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StarWisher said:

With an hour they could have done some kind of collaboration with Ravi Shankar who was there.


Ravi Shankar was a world-class musician.  Absolutely amazing.  You can watch him in "Monterey Pop", the movie about the big music fest before Woodstock.

You know who Ravi's daughter is, right?  Norah Jones.  Her full name is Geethali Norah Jones Shankar.

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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

StarWisher said:

With an hour they could have done some kind of collaboration with Ravi Shankar who was there.


Ravi Shankar was a world-class musician.  Absolutely amazing.  You can watch him in "Monterey Pop", the movie about the big music fest before Woodstock.
 
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