Today in History: Woodstock Concludes

| August 20, 2018

180813_News_1080x1920In response to the Vietnam War, the Woodstock Music Festival, or “Three Days of Peace and Love”, took place on a 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York from August 14th through 17th, 1969, drawing nearly 500,000 concert attendees. Among the musicians were Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; The Who, and Jimi Hendrix. Woodstock came to be associated with hippies and youth counter-culture and was revived in a 25th anniversary celebration in 1994 in Saugerties, New York, where Bob Dylan, Crosby-Stills-Nash, and many other musicians performance for an audience of some 300,000 people.

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