These Stunning Photos Of Woodstock In 1969 Perfectly Capture The Moment. Just Wow.
On August 15, 1969, people came together to celebrate peace, love, and rock ’n’ roll in upstate New York. The festival was marketed as “Three Days of Peace and Music.” The event was organized to raise enough funds to build a recording studio. A 600-acre farm served as the gathering place of what was initially going to be 186,000 attending, turned out to be about 500,000 people at Woodstock.
The self-described hippies enjoyed a weekend of music from Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Joan Baez, and Jimi Hendrix. Rolling Stones magazine has named what is now simply called Woodstock as part of the "50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll".
The original Woodstock poster.
186,000 tickets were slated to be sold. When nearly 300,000 people began to show up on Friday, organizers made the event free to everyone.
The youth of the 1960s began to be referred as Woodstock Nation.
The location: Max Yasgur’s dairy farm. When asked for his location to repeat the Woodstock phenomenon, Yasgur said he would stick to dairy farming.
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