How can it have been fifty years?

American musician Richie Havens performs onstage at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, New York, August 15, 1969. (Photo by Ralph Ackerman/Getty Images)

For my readers of A Certain Age: if you weren’t there, maybe you tell people you were. You definitely nod along to this:

Well, let me tell you, my brethren: that performance of this song should never have happened. It’s a masterclass in missing the point. Here, listen to it as it was intended to be:

Joni Mitchell.

Damn.