Saturday

Bubbling under: Woodstock (Matthews Southern Comfort)

Matthews Southern Comfort (image credit), the band around Ian Matthews, is only remembered nowadays for their one big hit, a cover of Joni Mitchell's great ballad Woodstock, which was a #1 in the UK and a top 20 in the USA in 1970. The song gives a perfect impression of the peace and nature loving Woodstock generation - the finishing lines are amongst the most impressive ever penned: "By the time we got to Woodstock we were half a million strong and everywhere there was song and celebration . And I dreamed I saw the bombers riding shotgun in the sky , and they were turning into butterflies above our nation . We are stardust , we are golden , and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden".

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