As I read through They All Played for Us and listened to the five hours of accompanying music, I wondered how it was that German-born Chris Strachwitz has had his finger on the pulse of something so uniquely American for a half a century.
What happened next provided one of the true Roshomon moments of Woodstock. Actually, that's not strictly speaking true. There were only two versions of what happened next: Hoffman's and everybody else's.
Built on the whole School of Rock phenomenon, the University of Central Oklahoma has a new music division that teaches all aspects of popular music such as performance, production and business affairs.