Clash: What’s your main memory of Woodstock?
Slick: Woodstock was a mess. We were in our hotel and the roads were clogged, so they sent a helicopter to pick up the band and drop us backstage a half-hour before we were to go on. We got there at 9 p.m. but didn’t play until six the next morning! Things kept getting screwed up.
Clash: Later that year you also played at Altamont, where a fan was killed by a member of the Hells Angels.
Slick: People say Altamont was the “end of the ”˜60s.” It was unfortunate, but at the time we didn’t think of it as signaling anything. The fact that nobody got killed at Woodstock is amazing because that was half a million people. We only had 300,000 at Altamont.