SIRIUS XM Radio to Launch The Woodstock Channel in Celebration of Woodstock

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SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will launch The Woodstock Channel to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair held at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York in 1969.

The Woodstock Channel will launch on Friday, August 14, at 12:00 pm ET and air through Sunday, August 16 on Deep Tracks, SIRIUS channel 16 and XM channel 40, and will be devoted to the historic music festival featuring music, interviews and memories from the artists who were there, including Graham Nash, Leslie West, Arlo Guthrie, The Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Joe Cocker.

SIRIUS XM listeners will hear music from artists in the exact order that they performed at the festival each day — beginning with Richie Havens and ending with Jimi Hendrix. The Woodstock Channel will also feature complete performances from Santana, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, Johnny Winter and Jefferson Airplane as they happened at the original 1969 festival. These five performances are featured on the new Woodstock Experience CDs, available now from Legacy Recordings.

During the limited-run channel, listeners will hear content from Woodstock – 40 Years On: Back To Yasgur’s Farm, the new 6-CD boxed set to be released on August 11 by Rhino Entertainment, featuring the most comprehensive collection of artists that performed at the original festival, showcasing 38 previously unreleased recordings, including Grateful Dead, The Who, Country Joe & The Fish and others.



Listeners will also hear exclusive interviews with the stars and filmmakers of Taking Woodstock, the new comedy about a man who inadvertently played a role in making Woodstock into the famed happening it was. Stars Demetri Martin, Eugene Levy, Emile Hirsch and Liev Schreiber, Oscar(R)-winning director/producer Ang Lee and screenwriter/producer James Schamus will each share personal stories about making the movie. Additionally, the limited-run channel will feature tracks from the Taking Woodstock Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, set to be released on August 25 by Rhino Entertainment. The Focus Features movie opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 26 and nationwide on Friday, August 28.

For more information about The Woodstock Channel, please visit www.sirius.com or www.xmradio.com.

For more information about Woodstock, visit www.woodstock.com. To join the Woodstock online community, visit www.woodstockuniverse.com.

For more information about the new movie Taking Woodstock, visit www.TakingWoodstockTheMovie.com.




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semipenguin

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Even Deep Tracks isn't safe. :eek:

:kisses his iPhone with Slacker:

:right:

It's only 3 days. Are you saying they can't have a Woodstock Channel for 3 day?

I can't wait. I'll listen :)

FYI

Did CCR perform at Woodstock?

Yes. But their performance did not appear in either the film or original album "Woodstock" due primarily to John Fogerty's veto. He felt CCR's performance, impacted as it was by technical difficulties at the site and that it occurred in the wee hours immediately following a sleepy performance by the Grateful Dead, was not good enough to be forever documented on film and record. Four songs of the concert were released on the Woodstock box set in 1994.
 

Jon

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They could do it the way Slacker does it, instead of taking over a channel, ADD a new channel without removing someone's favorite station. That's what a channel like XMX was supposed to be.
 

DAB

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They could do it the way Slacker does it, instead of taking over a channel, ADD a new channel without removing someone's favorite station. That's what a channel like XMX was supposed to be.

That is easy to do for Slacker they have unlimited bandwidth at their disposal via the Internet. For Sirius to add another channel would mean a reduction in SQ for all their other channels. Two different technologies.

I personally see no issue with them using a channel for a few days! It was back in the way when they would take over a channel for 3 to 6 months that use to piss me off. Seems they have mellowed on that for now.
 

Aaron

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Three days is an appropriate amount of time for a take-over channel, imo. I'm looking forward to it actually.

We will open a 'Walk the Dog' thread for this one as Friday approaches. :)
 

hyson

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I guess I'm in the minority.

To me, a SAC is a SAC. I don't care how long or what it is.

It's not fair to everyone listening and should not happen.
 

DAB

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I guess I'm in the minority.

To me, a SAC is a SAC. I don't care how long or what it is.

It's not fair to everyone listening and should not happen.

I don't know I am thinking at last a little more variety, so I don't see it as a bad thing. 3 days times the regular mundane programming will be back! Stay Tuned!
 

hexagram

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I'll tune in... But I'm wondering why they aren't putting this on the "Sirius Music Showcase" (wasn't that the whole point of the channel?)