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There Were Several Famous Acts That Turned Down Playing At Woodstock


There were several amazing performances at Woodstock, but many bands also declined to play there. Those bands included The Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, and Jethro Tull; Ian Anderson stated that he didn’t like hippies.

In addition, the Beatles were invited to Woodstock but declined. In fact, John was barred from entering the U.S. because of his arrest in 1968 for possession of marijuana, and the group was finishing up their album Abbey Road.

Written by Camille Moore

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