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Taking Stock of Woodstock, 40 Years Later

The legendary music festival created a shared moment that today’s young people will recognize

Woodstock

— Photo by Burk Uzzle/Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York

"Woodstock changed my life!" I've heard that phrase a lot lately--from folks who worked at the storied 1969 festival to musicians who played on its massive 75-foot stage to some of the hundreds of thousands who journeyed to rural Bethel, N.Y., that weekend of Aug. 15-18. I've even heard it from fans--like me--who only experienced it vicariously by watching the Oscar-winning 1970 documentary, Woodstock. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair made massive headlines 40 years ago, and now this summer it has returned once again to our consciousness. … Back to Article

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