[Tig] a tale of woodstock.

Bill Topazio btopazio
Wed Sep 11 00:56:46 BST 2002

Like, don't eat the brown acid, man.

I was just looking an Elliot Landy book of Woodstock photos- you know, the
guy who did that famous pic of The Band near Big Pink and Janis and all.. ah

So. Rumor has it that Dave Best (Image Group, ex Post Perfect) is one of the
sound tower climbers, but I dunno... maybe someone else can confirm...?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Lingelbach [mailto:robling at ucla.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 7:34 PM
> To: tig at emsh.calarts.edu
> Subject: [Tig] a tale of woodstock.
> this isn't completely relevant to telecine, but because it sort
> of all came down today, 33 years after it happened.  I thought it
> might interest some tig'ers who might have been there, or, if
> anyone knows Albert Goodman or Ray Shackelton please let me know.
> anyway, here's the story:
> My boyhood chum Jim Uhl and I were together in a band with Ray
> Shackelton at Woodstock just before the festival in 69.  I left
> to go back to North Carolina where I was in a different band
> ("the School of the Mind", with Michael Colina) and Jim and Ray
> went to the festival.  They got onto the stage and were mere
> footsteps away from Hendrix, et al.  There was a tape, a b+w
> video, shot by a guy, Albert Goodman, who was our benefactor at
> Woodstock, giving us his property for use that summer.  
> Jim has been looking for that tape for 30 years, because before
> or after the Hendrix footage Albert turned the camera 90 degrees
> and shot Jim playing while the stage was being reset.  Jim
> recently mentioned it to me, that he had been looking for Albert
> and the tape, and last week while I was reading a newsletter of
> the Assn of Moving Image Archivists I saw a blurb about one
> Albert Goodman having sold, to the Jimi Hendrix estate, a b+w
> tape of Hendrix for $95,000, this year.  I called Jim and he
> found Goodman based on the location of the story in the
> newsletter (Chicago) and Goodman is going to send him the tape.
> incredible.  The story in the AMIA newsletter mentioned that
> Albert G got on stage to shoot Hendrix by accompanying "a guy
> with a guitar case."  That rang true for me because Ray got
> himself and me into some concerts back in the 60's by asking me
> to bring my bass along, and then bluffing his way into the venue
> (this almost went very wrong at an Iron Butterfly concert when
> the roadie said "oh that must be Dave's bass, I'll take it.")
> And now Albert confirms to Jim that Ray was the guy who allowed
> him to get a few feet away from Hendrix, allowing the tape to be
> shot, allowing Albert to make $95,000 30 years later.  Albert
> doesn't really need the money however, he's a philanthropist in
> Chicago, with theaters named after him.
> ----- Forwarded message from james uhl <juhlio at optonline.net> -----
> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 19:03:28 -0500
> From: james uhl <juhlio at optonline.net>
> Subject: Re: press release, ucla
> To: Rob Lingelbach <robling at ucla.edu>
> So it turns out that guy is indeed our Albert Goodman.  I managed
> to get his address from peoplefinder on the internet and wrote to
> him.  He left me a phone message today that he remembered me and
> would send me a copy of the tape with me at woodstock.  What a
> strange and coincidental turn of events, He also mentioned Ray
> and said he would call him.  I guess that was Ray with the guitar
> case. .. Wow..  Anyway thanks for the information.  I'll send you
> a copy of the tape when I get it.  Apparently Albert is now a
> fairly well known philanthropist.  There are theatres named after
> him in Chicago.  I remember he had money.  Guess it was more than
> I realized.
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