Alvin Lee – Woodstock Number 2 Most Electrifying Guitar Performance

At number two, Alvin Lee and Ten Years After with their classic performance of I’m Going Home. “That’s near enough for jazz.” For most in 1970, sitting in a theater and looking up at a larger-than-life Alvin Lee on the […]

Carlos Santana – Woodstock Number 3 Most Electrifying Guitar Performance

At number three, Carlos Santana’s performance of Soul Sacrifice. The real story here isn’t Santana’s guitar playing, but rather drummer Michael Shrieve’s show stealing performance on Soul Sacrifice. Heading into Woodstock, Santana was unknown. Witness their Woodstock performance fee of […]

Johnny Winter – Woodstock Number 4 Most Electrifying Guitar Performance

At number four, Johnny Winter, Mean Town Blues. Although he didn’t appear on the original movie or soundtrack, Johnny Winter did make it to an official Woodstock release sometime later with Mean Town Blues, one of his concert staples. Much […]

Leslie West – Woodstock Number 5 Most Electrifying Guitar Performance

At number five from Woodstock, Leslie West of Mountain, Blood of the Sun. Mountain didn’t appear on the original Woodstock triple album; they came later on the Woodstock II double album. But here’s where things get a bit uncertain. The […]

Woodstock – Top Five Electrifying Guitar Performances

In August 1969, half-a-million people, along with some of the biggest names in music, gathered on a farm in New York State. The weekend festival, billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music,” went on to become legend, legacy and a […]