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Woodstock's 50th Anniversary: A Look Back on Festival Skip to content

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Peace, Love and Rock 'n' Roll

August 2019 marks half a century since 500,000 hopeful, curious and rebellious young Americans crowded onto Max Yasgur’s upstate New York dairy farm for the greatest rock concert that ever was. Here you'll find unexpected stories straight from that day, ways to relive the moment, and a quiz to test your knowledge.  

     

Dorothy Setticase, Cindy Matthews, Wil Corcoran and Leah Corcoran

How Woodstock Literally Created One American Family

Mom didn't want her daughter to go — she did anyway. The rest is history

Joe Cocker's band, Woodstock Festival

Where Are They Now? Some of These Second Acts Will Surprise You

Can you guess which rocker is a scholar of Florence Nightingale?

     

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Know Everything About the Festival? Take Our Quiz

Who was the highest-paid Woodstock performer, earning a whopping $18,000?

image from the cover of the Woodstock concert album, featuring Bobbi and Nick Ercoline

The Couple Who Graced the Album Is Still Going Strong

Nick and Bobbi Ercoline say historic music event is 'part of who we are'

     

a long line of abandoned cars stopped in the field leading up to Woodstock, with people walking past them towards the festival barely visible in the distance

Your Tales of Traffic, Rain and the Best Music Ever

Readers share their memories of the good, the bad and the muddy

Jimi Hendrix performing his legendary 2 hour performance at Woodstock Music & Arts Festival held on Sam Yasgur's alfalfa field in Sullivan County in Bethal, New York on August 18, 1969. Hendrix insisted he close the festival

8 Great Movies and Albums Inspired by Woodstock

Put on your bell-bottoms and hippie glasses and travel back in time with these classics

Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary album cover

Compiling Three Full Days of Peace and Music

Producer talks about creating the first uncut collection of the show

What Really Happened