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They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, and the Most Astounding Season in Baseball History
by Wayne Coffey
Crown Archetype March 26, 2019


As his reeling Mets prepared to play the San Diego Padres, Zelkowitz and four hundred thousand of his close friends camped out in a natural amphitheater, near a pond on the property of a local dairy farmer, Max Yasgur. Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band to sign on to perform. Soon almost every artist and/or rock band in the country - including Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Arlo Guthrie, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, and a few dozen others - were booked, mostly through the connections of Artie Kornfeld, a 26-year-old songwriter, musician, and VP at Capitol Records. The son of a New York City policeman and union organizer, Kornfeld cowote such songs as "Dead Man's Curve" for Jan and Dean and "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" for the Cowsills and traveled with his band, Changin' Times, as the warm-up to Sonny and Chere for their "I Got You Babe" tour in 1965. . . .

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