Woodstock by Matthews%27 Southern Comfort was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 31, 1970 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Woodstock" is a popular song written by Joni Mitchell. Three versions of the song were released in the same year, 1970. As the name implies, the lyrics refer to the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival of 1969, telling the story of a concert-goer on a trek to attend the festival. Mitchell, who was unable to actually perform at the festival herself due to scheduling conflicts, was inspired to write the song based on an account of the festival relayed to her by then-boyfriend Graham Nash, who had performed there. The anthemic song, as well as the festival it commemorates, is symbolic of the counterculture of the 1960s.

Woodstock FAQs

Who sang Woodstock?

Woodstock was performed by Matthews%27 Southern Comfort

What year did Woodstock get to the UK number 1 spot?

Woodstock first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 31, 1970

How long was Woodstock at number 1 in the UK?

Woodstock spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.