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Joni Mitchell Was Sad That She Didn’t Attend

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One of Joni Mitchell’s most well-known songs is actually called “Woodstock.” However, Mitchell didn’t perform at Woodstock and didn’t even attend. She didn’t perform because her manager thought it would be more beneficial to play The Dick Cavett Show.

She regretted it later and said she wished she wouldn’t have listened to her manager at the time. She was inspired to write the song “Woodstock” by her then boyfriend’s experience at the festival and after watching footage of the event on TV.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.