Many have heard about the infamous music festival that took place in Bethel, New York in 1969, but few know what went on during the three days and its impact on music and the rest of the world. Woodstock was a pop culture music event of the decade and arguably to this day the single most profound event in the history of music.
Acts from all around the world met at a farm owned by a gentleman named Max Yasgur, who was a dairy farmer in Bethel. The festival took place from August 15th-18th, and was a celebration of peace and music. What began as a paid event, ended up as a free for all, with nearly 500,000 youthful individuals from across the world gathered to witness history.
The festival featured one of the most incredible musical lineups including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, Joe Cocker, Santana, Canned Heat, and The Who. Fans got a taste of a variety of different music styles. These legendary performances are still considered landmarks in music history.
Woodstock 1969 defined an entire generation and its effects on music and American culture can still be felt today.
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