Mad #134 (Albert Feldstein) - Woodstock Issue - April 1970

Although the Woodstock Music & Art Fair occurred in August 1969, it was worth the wait for the amazing two-page drawing by Sergio Aragones that captured the essence of the three-day event.  With poetry by Frank Jacobs, the prolific Aragones ("World's Fastest Cartoonist") drew "I, Remember, I Remember" in addition to the numerous tiny "marginal" drawings found throughout the pages.  Look for Henry, Charlie Brown, Alfred E. Neuman and Al Jaffee in the crowd.

Reader Neil Wahlert also found Frank Jacobs, Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines, Jerry DeFuccio, Nick Meglin, John Putnam, Antonio Prohias, George Woodbridge and Sergio Aragones in the Woodstock scene.

Frank Jacobs was also the author of "Mad's Up-Dated Modern Day Mother Goose" that offered new nursery rhymes for the 1970 toddlers.  The parody consists of 17 stories drawn by Jack Davis that include excellent caricatures of 1970 icons Jack Benny (1894-1974), Walter Cronkite (1916-2009), Hugh Hefner, Jane Fonda, Warren Beatty, Timothy Leary (1920-1996) and the Beatles.

Saturday Night Live original cast member, Chevy Chase is the author of the back-cover "TV Scene."  This is the only Mad contribution to date by the clever Mr. Chase (nee Cornelius Crane Chase). [JAM 1/19/2010]

The bus driver is W.C. Fields (page 5).  The cook has a boat in her pot (page 27)

Everybody's Gawkin' - Midnight Wowboy
Don Martin - Ditched in the South Pacific; The Fitting; One Night at the Fights
Dish-Enchantment - Frozen Foods That Fake-Out Fresh
There's No Stool Like an Old Stool - Progress
Psssst! - Spray Cans We'd Like to See
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side of Money
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
Splendor on the Grass - I Remember, I Remember (The Wondrous Woodstock Fair)
Ecchtoplasm - The Ghost And the Mrs. Misses
Gi'Me Gimmicks - Hints for Special Occasion Gifts
Defamation of Independence - You Know You're Really on Your Own When
Credit Raiding - Ads We Can Look for after the Next Space Mission
Rhymes of the Times - Mad's Up-Dated Modern Day Mother Goose

Fold-In - Hawk