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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:29 PM
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Woodstock Couple From Album Cover Identified & Still Together
Edited on Sat Aug-15-09 09:45 PM by orleans



"The country faced tremendous turmoil forty years ago today, but Woodstock brought together 500,000 young people on August 15-18, 1969, including one couple that was photographed among the masses. Today, Bobby and Nick Ercoline, the two hippies hugging each other under a soggy, dirty blanket in a sea of people, are still together, and the proud parents of two grown children, aged 28 and 30. The couple, now aged 60, live in the same town as they did then, Pine Bush.

~snip~

"The picture of Bobbi and Nick, clicked by Newsweek photographer Burk Uzzle, captured what it was like to be there the slush and rain, the fatigue and the feeling of revolution, amid a haze of drugs. The picture made it to the cover of the `Woodstock' album, thus immortalizing the couple for generations to come.

http://www.examiner.com/x-3958-Atlanta-Northside-Family...

(her name is spelled two ways in this article)

current photo of the couple at chicago sun times link below:
http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/1717865,CST...
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:31 PM
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1. Wonder if they're Birthers?
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:35 PM
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4. Quite. Repubs are for marriage and most dems boink and go as they please...
:sarcasm:

Having said that, I still would not be surprised if your assertion turned out to be correct. :D
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:35 PM
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5. other than being from florida -- why would you wonder that? nt
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 08:33 AM
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28. I read they were from upstate New york,
not Florida.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:37 PM
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6. they don't sound or look like birthers...
"I think the further we get from the original event the more meaningful it becomes, the more we realize how phenomenal it was: all those people coming together with no violence, just peace, love and sharing," Bobbi Ercoline said. "Forty years later, it's just remarkable that it could have occurred."
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Chemisse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:37 PM
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7. It's hard to imagine people coming out of that time period
Becoming right wingers at all, much less birthers.

But I usually sport a pair of rose-colored glasses, so may be totally wrong about it.
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 06:53 AM
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23. You paint my generation with a broad brush
maybe the broadest of brushes. We were not all peace and love. There were plenty of "macho" men who volunteered for Vietnam 'cause they wanted to kill "gooks." It wasn't just old people who used the phrase, "America, Love it or Leave it." And then there is this:

The "Summer of Love" did not last long. It ended at Altamont California, December 6, 1969. It ended with Hendricks September 18,1970 and a month later with Janis October 4, 1970.

As fond as I am of that short period of time I wonder what did we accomplish that was lasting. And remember that it was not just an American thing, it was a worldwide movement. How could something with such energy just be a flash in the pan?

Sure somethings changed but the what about real change. People here at DU complain about Obama not moving fast enough to effect real change-well I'm here to tell you it don't come easy - especially with the forces of inertia marshaled against you.

Oysters and clams have very strong muscles to keep their shells closed. Starfish are very weak but if a starfish is in the mood for an Oyster dinner, it just wraps its arms around the shell and exerts its tiny pull. Eventually the oyster gives up and the starfish is full of oyster. It is the steady force no matter how weak that will cause real change.

There is a Latin phrase that is a good motto, Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down but the converse is also very true - Grind the bastards down. It's a slow process but tried and true.
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Chemisse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 07:21 AM
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25. You are right that only some of the young people in those days
Rebelled and joined the counterculture. It was a minority.

I think it changed a lot of things. Not Woodstock specifically, but the movement (starting in 1966) that made Woodstock happen. It helped stop the Vietnam War; it changed attitudes toward sex; it started us on the road to where society could accept gays; it broke the grip of unquestioning patriotism that had been in place since the world war; it opened up questions about blind following of organized religion, etc.

Sure, nothing changes overnight, but it was like when sled dogs break loose the ice holding the sled frozen in place. A huge force is required just to break it free. But then it can move.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:40 PM
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8. Not!

"I think the further we get from the original event the more meaningful it becomes, the more we realize how phenomenal it was: all those people coming together with no violence, just peace, love and sharing," Bobbi Ercoline said. "Forty years later, it's just remarkable that it could have occurred."

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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:41 PM
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9. I doubt it from what they said.
I would guess that they are Obama supporters.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:50 PM
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11. Why would that occur to you to ask?
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:58 PM
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14. Ironic Humor. It would be very unlikely that they are birthers.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:45 PM
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20. Really unlikely that they are Birthers or Repubs
According to the articles: She is a school nurse who started a food pantry. He inspects houses of the poor earmarked for renovation by the government.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 06:56 AM
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24. Why the fuck would you ask that??
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:32 PM
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2. One night, huh? Me, too.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:34 PM
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3. Aw, here's the pix if I did it correctly
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:46 PM
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10. thank you. i added it to my orig. post. n/t
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:55 PM
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12. OMG when did we all get so old?
This wasn't supposed to happen to us - it's like a bad trip. :hippie:

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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 09:57 PM
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13. Wow! What a cool couple. Typical that the hippies would still be together
while the people that despise them like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh and John McCain go through wife after wife.
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:00 PM
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15. Can we at least just all agree...
that their 28 and 30 year old children are a couple of worthless slackers?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 08:29 AM
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26. I really did laugh out loud
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Minimus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 08:33 AM
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27. Me too!
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:07 PM
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16. Damn-it!!!
ya got me all teary. :cry: :pals: :fistbump: :cry: :pals: :cry: :smoke:
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:08 PM
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17. Very cool..
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:10 PM
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18. Clip of them
They seem normal, except for that "blessed" stuff at the end.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2009/aug/14/woods...
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 10:37 PM
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19. Dateline NBC - Woodstock - 1969
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 04:23 AM
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21. a kick for morning crowd.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 05:03 AM
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22. Thnx for posting this. nt
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 08:39 AM
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29. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Too sweet. Thanks
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bvrgv Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 11:39 AM
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30. being there
It may well have been Bobbie (I couldn't remember her name) but I always thought that was me and my blanket after a soggy night sharing cheap red wine and body warmth (nothing more - really Nick) with a young woman separated from her friends that first night ... we huddled, hugged, and went our sepaarte ways in the (still wet) morning
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 05:49 PM
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31. now that's kinda funny. n/t
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