In August 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Half a million people made the trek to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm to hear the leading and emerging performers of the time play over the course of four days (August 15-18).
Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were among the line-up. Woodstock is known as one of the greatest happenings of all time and –perhaps- the most pivotal moment in music history.
Over the month of August I will be dedicating my Rock and Roll Saturdays to Woodstock and some of the Artists who performed there.
Saturday – August 6 – The Grateful Dead
Saturday – August 13 – Woodstock
Saturday – August 20 – The Who
Saturday – August 27 – Janis Joplin
Forty years after the legendary festival in Bethel, N.Y., a photo of two lovebirds taken at Woodstock has become an iconic symbol of love. Having only met three months prior, the picture captures a young couple — Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, both now 60 — embracing underneath a dirty blanket, surrounded by exhausted concertgoers.