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“Day Song”: 4th Song Played by 1st Band at Woodstock

Richie Havens may have kicked off musical proceedings with his opening solo set, but Sweetwater, truth be told, is the first actual musical group that played the Woodstock Music & Art Fair on August 15, 1969.  According to Woodstock Wiki, “Day Song” is the fourth song they played:

“Day Song”     Sweetwater     1969


Reprise would release “Day Song” as the B-side to “Without Me” in March of 1971.

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