AESTHETICS FOR BIRDS

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

BRANDON FITELSON ON JOE COCKER & THE GREASE BAND

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Performance of “With a Little Help From My Friends” By Joe Cocker at Woodstock in 1969*

This is entry #12 in our ongoing 100 Philosophers, 100 Artworks, 100 Words Series.

Philosopher: Branden Fitelson (Rutgers)

Artwork: Joe Cocker & the Grease Band performing Lennon & McCartney’s “With a Little Help from My Friends” on August 17, 1969, at Woodstock.

Words: While my mom was birthing me, this performance was happening 200 miles away – apropos opening music.

*The above video is not the original link provided by the author as that video is no longer available on Youtube. The video provided above is a video of the same performance

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