By the time we got to Woodstock,
We were half a million strong
And everywhere was a song and a celebration.
Twenty-five years ago James Watt wouldn’t let the Beach Boys play on the Washington Mall:
James Watt annoyed plenty of environmentalists as Ronald Reagan’s outspoken secretary of the interior from 1981 to 1983. But their protests paled next to the howls from rock fans on April 6, 1983, when Watt indirectly banned the Beach Boys from that year’s July 4 concert on the Washington Mall. Watt, without mentioning the Boys by name, unabashedly announced that all rock bands attracted ”the wrong element” and opted for a ”wholesome” program with Wayne Newton. ”We’re not going to encourage drug abuse and alcoholism,” Watt sniffed, ”as was done in the past.”
Obama and Biden were to spend Sunday afternoon at a star-studded Lincoln Memorial concert. A crowd that could swell to a half-million was expected for entertainment headlined by U-2, Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen.
Obama expected to hop up on stage and jam:
Just for perspective, the line-up for George Bush’s 2005 America’s Future Rocks inaugural concert:
3 Doors Down
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