Weirdly, nobody used a fake sick day excuse...

(Iron Butterfly LP cover/Courtesy of Atco Records)

More Artists That Said "No, Thank You!" To Performing At Woodstock!: "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" - The Beatles [Did John insist Yoko gets on stage, too? Or was he "stuck" in Canada, trying to avoid the wrath of then-President Richard Nixon?] / "Never Comes The Day" - The Moody Blues [They opted to play in Paris!] / "You Can't Always Get What You Want" - The Rolling Stones [Mick was in Australia filming the dreadful "Ned Kelly" movie.] / "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" - Procol Harum [The band had just finished a long tour and guitarist Robin Trower wanted to be home for the birth of his baby child!] / "Crimson And Clover" - Tommy James & The Shondells [When his manager offered him the deal to play on a pig farm in upstate New York, Tommy James opted to stay in Hawaii where he was on vacation!] / "Presence Of The Lord" - Blind Faith [Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood decided to remain in England and work on their new music.] / "I Ain't Superstitious" - The Jeff Beck Group with Rod Stewart [Supposedly they had broken up, but in fact Jeff Beck did not want to go on after Sly & The Family Stone!] / "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - Iron Butterfly [They wanted a helicopter! Organizers politely said they couldn't have one.]

"But when I played Woodstock, I'll never forget that moment looking out over the hundreds and thousands of people, the sea of humanity, seeing all those people united in such a unique way. It just touched me in a way that I'll never forget." - Edgar Winter

Tomorrow (Thurs.,8/15), Friday (8/16) and Saturday (8/17), it's nothing but the real Woodstock Experience as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of the 20th Century's most game changing and iconic cultural events!

If you're up for it, why not send your Classic Lunch requests to the web site, WBLM Facebook page and WBLM App. Scratch that itch, babies...