Buddy Guy, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

August 24th, 2009, 11:14 am by Greg

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“The first album I ever bought? Hmmm, it was probably a B.B. King album. Either a B.B. King or a Muddy Waters album.

“You know, when albums first came out, they were collections of songs that had been released on 45s. And I already had all of those, but I bought the albums anyway, so the old record player wouldn’t have to flip through a dozen 45s. And then sometimes they’d put one new song on it to make sure that people would buy it.

“I’m sure it was a B.B. King or Muddy album that I had first. If I’m not mistaken, I’m quite sure it was a B.B. King album.”

Blues guitar great Buddy Guy teams up with one of his mentors, the legendary B.B. King, for a double-bill at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel on Thursday, August 27.

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Arlo Guthrie, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

August 19th, 2009, 3:01 pm by Greg

Arlo2“It was the Everly Brothers. It was called ‘The Best of the Everly Brothers,’ and I still have it.

“It’s a great record.”

Arlo Guthrie will team up with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a concert at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel on Saturday, August 22.

Woodstock vets still alive & kickin’

August 12th, 2009, 1:29 pm by Greg

Max Yasgur's farm today (photo by Rick Bedrosian)

Max Yasgur's farm today (photo by Rick Bedrosian)


Four decades ago, they were all gathered at a farm in Bethel.

And now, many of those same musicians are continuing to spread the word – or at least, the music.

Here’s where you can catch some of the original 1969 Woodstock festival alums in action these days:

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