2009-08-07 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Fornatale To Visit Rockaway Artists Alliance

Fornatale's new book tells the story of the famous Woodstock Festival. Fornatale's new book tells the story of the famous Woodstock Festival. Pete Fornatale, author and New York City disc jockey, will be visiting the Rockaway Artists Alliance on Thursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. in sTudio 7 Gallery (building T7), Fort Tilden to give a power point presentation about his new book, "Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock." In keeping with the Woodstock theme, there will be music by local Rockaway musicians, as well as a book signing and question and answer session.

"Back to the Garden" contains original interviews with Roger Daltry, Joan Baez, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, and dozens of headliners, organizers, and fans who were at the concert.

"Pete Fornatale is a great music historian and one of the best broadcasters in America. 'Back to the Garden' actually made me feel like I attended Woodstock myself," said Brian Wilson, musician and co-founder of the Beach Boys.

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