Woodstock turns 40

This poster of Janis Joplin could be yours, see details below.

One of the most legendary moments in rock-n-roll history started with an ad placed in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal: “Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions.”  

The 40th anniversary of what was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition” is this weekend. Greg Walter worked on the backstage crew of Woodstock 40 years ago and came away with more than his share of stories, which he includes in Woodstock: A New Look. The book is also filled with the candid photographs he shot during the festival of the performers and of the half a million people in the audience.

One of those photographs is a shot of the massive crowd in a muddy field. Some are walking past, some are standing still, some are looking up and one is completely naked. Greg Walter would like to know whose heinie that is and is offering $5,000 to the person who can prove it. To enter “The Great American Tush Award,” or to order a copy of Greg Walter’s book, Woodstock: A New Look, call 1-800-497-0037 or go to:


Also, as a special offer for Bob Edwards Weekend listeners, the publishers at The Writers’ Collective are offering for free this 36” x 22” foil stamped poster of Janis Joplin (top) with purchase of the $34.95 book. Give the code “Sirius134” when you call.