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‘To Love Somebody’ was the ONLY Australian Song Performed At Woodstock ‘69

by Paul Cashmere on July 19, 2019

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Fun Fact: Only one Australian song was performed at Woodstock ’69 and it was The Bee Gees ‘To Love Somebody’ performed by Janis Joplin.

Janis’s version of ‘To Love Somebody’ was released on her ‘I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!’ in September 1969, one month after her ‘Woodstock’ performance.

Barry and Robin Gibb wrote the song. The Bee Gees released the original version in June 1967. Barry said in 2001 that he wrote the song for Robert Stigwood. It was played to Otis Redding who liked the song and wanted to record it but died before he had the chance

The Bee Gees recorded the song in London. It features the three Gibb brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice as well as guitarist Vince Melouney of Sydney and drummer Colin Petersen of Brisbane.

‘To Love Somebody’ reached no 11 in the USA, no 16 in the UK and no 39 in Australia.

The planned Woodstock 50 anniversary concert was refused a permit for a third time this week. Oneida Country Sheriff Robert Maciol, who is opposing the application, stated on Facebook “I’m not surprised by their last attempt to hold this event in Vernon. The very serious public safety concerns I had yesterday are still the same ones I have today, nothing has changed that would make me feel otherwise. With only 29 days until the event, there is no practical or logistical possibility that this event could occur without significant risk to public safety”.

However organisers are still looking at alternatives to marking the 50th anniversary of the inaugural event.

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