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El Chicano To Perform at 40th anniversary of Woodstock Festival 1969

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EL CHICANO BAND JOINS WEST FEST’S 40TH

ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

 

     El Chicano, one of the most recognizable and successful Latino rock bands to come out of East Los Angeles, will be one of the acts scheduled to perform at West Fest’s 40th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Festival of 1969.

     The event will be held October 25, 2009, 9am to 6pm at Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA USA, and will feature many of the same acts that played in the original Woodstock Festival 40 years ago.

     “We (El Chicano) also celebrate 40 years of existence this year,” said Fred Sanchez, performer and manager of the group, “and we are honored to be a part of Woodstock’s 40th anniversary celebration.”

     El Chicano, whose big recording hits of Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl and Tell Her She’s Lovely are two of the most recognizable Latino hits in the country. Their original recording of jazz composer Gerald Wilson’s Viva Tirado, in 1970, has been identified as the El Chicano sound, which has endeared audiences and fans as one of (if not) the premier Chicano sound in the country.

     Other performers committed to West Fest’s celebration of the Woodstock Festival celebration include Country Joe McDonald (Country Joe and the Fish), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney and Wings, Moody Blues), Lester Chambers (Chambers Brothers), Barry “The Fish” Melton, David Denny and Greg Douglass (Steve Miller), David La Flamme (it’s a Beautiful Day), Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Terry Haggerty (Sons of Champlin), Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, John York (the Byrds), Leigh Stevens (Blue Cheer), Michael McClure (Beat Poet) and Ray Manzarek (the Doors), Michael Narada Waldon, Jimmy McCarty (Detroit Wheels), Peter Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), Alameda All Stars (Gregg Allman’s Band), Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang Woodstock 69 promoters, PF Sloan, Lost Creek Gang and the Merry Pranksters, featuring, Ken Babbs, George Walker, and Mountain Girl, Scoop Nisker.

     For more information about El Chicano, contact Fred Sanchez at (480) 585-0332 or (602) 531-2962  fs@elchicanomusic.com  ~ 

 

JO/JOA 7-1-09                                    -30-

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