Zep were headlining their own show (in Asbury Park, N.J.), and Jim Morrison was afraid that open of a space would make it easy for a sniper to take him out. True story!

(Led Zeppelin II album cover art/Courtesy of Atlantic Records)
(Led Zeppelin II album cover art/Courtesy of Atlantic Records)

Today's Menu for Woodstock Week features Artists That Were Invited to Perform at the Festival, but Chose Not To!: "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" + "Ballad Of A Thin Man" - Bob Dylan [Dylan lived nearby and thought it would be better to get the hell outta town!] / "Aqualung" + "To Cry You A Song" - Jethro Tull [Ian Anderson said he disliked hippies and mud!] / "What Is And What Should Never Be" + "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" - Led Zeppelin [They headlined in N.J. rather than play a split-up bill with a bunch of other bands.] / "Roadhouse Blues" + "People Are Strange" - The Doors [Jim Morrison had agoraphobia!]

"Woodstock was not about sex, drugs and rock and roll. It was about spirituality, about love, about sharing, about helping each other, living in peace and harmony." - Richie Havens

Tomorrow (Wed., 8/14), More Artists That Turned Down Woodstock, including Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones! Hey, Classic Lunch suggestions are always welcome here at the web site, WBLM Facebook page and WBLM App. You hafta wanna, though...

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