Blog | April 8, 2013

Farm Aid Music Monday, Highlights From 1990

by Caroline Malcolm Fiore

Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of Farm Aid IV, held on April 7, 1990 in Indianapolis, Indiana. So, to mark the occasion, today’s Music Monday is a throwback to the kickin’ rad tunes from Farm Aid IV!

In addition to our board artists, the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie, John Denver, Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, Elton John, Lou Reed and many more graced the Farm Aid stage that day. It was also last show that Steven Adler, the drummer from Guns N’ Roses, ever played with the band.

Check out some of the highlights from the bill, including:

  • Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt – World in Motion
  • Willie Nelson – Whiskey River & Stay All Night & Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – This Old House
  • Lou Reed – Last Great American Whale
  • John Mellencamp – Paper in Fire
  • Neil Young – Mother Earth
  • John Denver – Rocky Mountain High

Our YouTube channel has over 900 Farm Aid videos! Which one’s your favorite from 1990?

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