Bob Edwards Weekend (August 15-16, 2015)

 

HOUR ONE:

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.”   That “Aquarian Exposition” took place 46 years ago this weekend.  Greg Walter worked on the backstage crew of Woodstock and came away with more than his share of stories, which he includes in Woodstock: A New Look - along with photographs he shot during the festival.

 

HOUR TWO:

In 1939, this was the opening weekend for a bold new film.  Bob talks with historian John Fricke about the cast and history of the American classic The Wizard of Oz.

Then, we’ll help celebrate the 70th birthday of Steve Martin. The actor, comedian, writer, musician and all around Renaissance man returned to the banjo on his second album Rare Bird Alert.  Martin is joined on the CD by the bluegrass group The Steep Canyon Rangers, with special guests The Dixie Chicks and Paul McCartney singing a couple of Martin’s original tunes.