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If you send me a stamped, self-addressed envelope I will send you a photograph of myself at Woodstock with a hand-signed autograph for free. (Stamps only, no meter strips.)

I will gladly hand-sign anything you send if you include a check for $20 US made out to Joe McDonald. You are responsible for the packaging and the postage, both to me and the return packaging and posting. Send to: Country Joe McDonald, P.O. Box 7064, Berkeley, California 94707-0158.


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Happy Valentine's Day Welcome to my home on the web. I'm a singer and songwriter, I used to be in Country Joe & the Fish, and I live in Berkeley, California, Planet Earth.


  • January 14: First Human Be-In
  • March 18: "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride opens at Disneyland
  • March 28: Muhammed Ali refuses induction
  • July 1: Beatles release Sgt. Pepper
  • June 12: Loving v. Virginia decision legalizes interracial marriage
  • June 16-18: Monterey Pop Festival
  • October 9: Che Guevara executed in Bolivia
  • October 21: Allen Ginsberg fails to levitate the Pentagon
  • November 9: First issue of Rolling Stone magazine

I am calling my forthcoming album simply 50. Watch for more news about it here.

o My new 2 CD set Time Flies By is out. Co-produced by Tim Eschliman and myself, it has 25 songs from solo to full band covering a time period of 30 years of song writing.
Preview the songs and musicians, then place your order at the Country Store.

oI was at the LBJ Presidential Library for the Vietnam War Summit. Read recaps at its website, or see video here.

o Alec Palao interviewed me at the Berkeley Historical Society on May 15th as part of its upcoming October 2017 exhibit "Soundtrack to the 60s: The Berkeley Music Scene." See the video.

o Folk singer/songwriter Peter Krug who played on my Rag Baby EP#1 has passed away. He died in his sleep at his home in the Bay Area. There will be a memorial on Sunday, January 29, from 12-6, at the Muir Woods community club house at 40 Ridge Ave in Mill Valley.

o Larry Colburn, who was credited along with Hugh Thompson Jr and Glenn Andreotta, for stopping the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, passed away December 13. Larry was the door gunner, Hugh Thompson Jr the pilot and Glenn Andreotta the crew chief of the UH-1 Iroquois transport helicopter that day landing into the ongoing slaughter and stopping it. A memorial service for Colburn is planned for January 7 at the Darby Funeral Home in Canton, Georgia. You can listen to a recording I made of Fred Greco's "Warriors of Humanity" about the episode.

o A lawsuit is claiming that Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" is in the public domain. Read about it.

o My daughter Tara Taylor McDonald has her new web site up and running. Check it out.

o The UCSF School of Nursing is planning to archive my Tribute to Florence Nightingale website so that its information will be saved for posterity. (But the site will still be available in its current location.) They are also taking over my collection of Nightingale memorabilia. Read an interview with me by the UCSF archivist.

o The new, improved, relocated San Francisco Vietnam memorial plaque was dedicated on Veterans Day. Learn more. Thanks to Karin Sproul for the picture on the right.

o In case you wonder what the fuck has happened in the past few years to get us into the mess we are in today I thought it might be nice for us at Country Joe’s Place to bring back our crisis page just the way it evolved and see how far we have come since 9/11. OMFG! (The page was up from shortly after the 9/11 attacks to the end of 2008. Some links may have died.)

o "A Ride with Matt" is a documentary film about Huntington's Disease, intended to raise awareness and to generate support and funding for research to ameliorate or altogether eradicate Huntington’s -- the disease that killed Woody Guthrie. Check it out.

o Philip Buehler has collaborated with Nora Guthrie on Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty, chronicling Woody's years with Huntington's as seen through his letters, family snapshots, rare interviews and photos of the abandoned Greystone hospital today. Buy your copy here.

o Glass sculptor Peggy Pettigrew Stewart is casting the faces of many Woodstock musicians, including mine, to be reproduced in glass. We're going to be posting pictures of the process here as it goes along.

They've been trying to make a movie about Janis Joplin for the last 15 years. Candidates for the role have included Zooey Deschanel, Nina Arianda, Pink, and Renee Zellweger. Now it's on again under the title Get It While You Can, with Joplin played by -- the envelope please -- Amy Adams. It was supposed to start shooting late in 2015, but has apparently been delayed by legal wrangling. Meanwhile the documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and will be seen on PBS's American Masters.

o My son Devin has bought Berkeley's beloved Mr. Mopps' toy store. You can visit Mr. Mopps' on the web and on Facebook.

o More Wuzzup

Here are some videos of me folks have put up:
...or listen to fan tapes of my live shows from the Internet Archive.

Who Am I?
Click to see my family o A biography
o A timeline -- listing my performances and other events
o Movies, TV, and stage
o G.I. Joe -- me in the service
o Look at my secret FBI file
o Read my testimony at the Chicago Seven trial
o About Woodstock

Musical Notes
Click to see me at Woodstock o A discography
o Lyrics and album notes
o "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" -- everything you want to know about the song and much, much more!
o The story of the notorious Fish Cheer.
o Hear some early recordings of my old group, the Berkeley String Quartet.
o My earliest musical collaborator was Blair Hardman, and we recorded an album in '65, The Goodbye Blues.
o My guitars.
o Listen to Country Joe In Space, a virtual compilation of my science-fiction oriented songs. Available only in cyberspace!
o Looking for a particular CD? Here's the scoop on all the titles.
o Joe's Jukebox

Next Stop Is Vietnam
Click to learn about my military service. o War music
o Vietnam and war news
o Healing from the War, my account of the making of Berkeley's Vietnam memorial
o The Great Springfield Pig Roast

Section 43
Click to see me in Copenhagen o Fun with Gunz!
o Music and psychedelic links
o Animal/ecology links and news
o Pot news
o Berkeley links
o A Sixties Scrapbook
o Amazing stories that folks have sent me.
o "Country Joe collects dolls!?" Yeah, what's it to ya? See my nurse doll collection.
o The attic, where we store old junk.

Places to Go
Click to see Old McDonald's farm o My site dedicated to the accomplishments of Florence Nightingale
o My record company's site, <Rag Baby .com>, featuring the Rag Baby On-line Magazine
o Country Joe & the Fish
o "Wildman" Dave Diamond's Country Joe & the Fish fan page
o Barry "The Fish" Melton Web | Facebook
o David Bennett Cohen
o Bruce Barthol
o Gary "Chicken" Hirsh
o Mark Kapner
o ED Denson Web | Facebook
o Zone Recording Studio (Sonoma County) -- Blair Hardman's studio
o The Jabberwock
o Berkeley's Vietnam Vets' Memorial

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