Sunday, March 10, 2013

Photos of Life at Woodstock Festival 1969

The Woodstock Festival was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.

During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.





























































32 comments:

  1. great pictures...thks for posting them....cool blog also...

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  2. There was fabric made of from picture of 1969 Woodstock Audience = blue print on white & brown print on off-white; I was curious if anyone out there knew if it had any value??? I have about 2 yds of the blue; After I cut up the brown fabric for something like pillows & jacket; my Mother helped me design the blue into long skirt so that we would retain the whole fabric as much as possible but still have wearable art. Dont have the brown items any more but the blue long skirt I still do have & loved to wear during HS in early '70s. It still could be worn as skirt or back seam cut & stretched out like canvas for a wall picture.

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  3. http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-NWT-WOODSTOCK-PRINT-DENIM-70S-MENS-PANTS-SZ-28-/300458370624

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  4. Grace lookin' good...

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  5. Dayum Grace is look'n slick...

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  6. so much litter.

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  7. that must have been the worst smelling music festival of all time

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  8. Awesome pics...thanks for posting...good memories.

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  9. Fucking Boomers.

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  10. Loved it then, love it now.

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  11. Nope. Lot's of rain.

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  12. The hillside was a soybean field ,before the festival started, and had been fertilized for years with MANURE , which was very detectable the closer one's nose got to the ground!
    Had to throw away most of the clothes I wore the five days we were there. Became a Hippie after Woodstock, and was nearly killed at Kent State on May 4,1970 when the National Guard opened fire on us long hairs ! howard White, Columbus,OH

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  13. I was there with two of my high school buddies ; they both became life long musicians and we all became long hairs after Woodstock. Our generation ("boomers" )seem completely nihilistic to me now that I am old and have read so much about previous generations who lived through The Depression, World War Two, the Holocaust and so many other historical times that were as horrible as Woodstock was fun. BUT at least WE tried to change the world for the better , even if we did fail to accomplish that. Anyone who ,in 2014 , is younger than 50 years old has not accomplished SHIT as a generation. BillyBoy80

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  14. They had so much potential but the boomers today are narcissistic, materialistic, greedy and selfish. For shame.

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  15. Well ,remember ,the acttual boomers were born between 1946 and some later date in the late 1950's;can't remember. BUT, those of us who are now between 64 years and death were to a certain degree ,the product of our own parents life experiences. Both my parents lived through the Depression of 1929 to 1933 , and then the scarcity of the World War 2 homefront years. They had a long, tough time for about 16 years ! So if we "older coots"" seem materialistic , we are simply enjoying the time we have left ,in any degree of comfort we can afford , and being grateful we no longer have to work for a " boss", or punch a time clock! How old are you ,if I may ask?

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  16. 34. Parents were born in 41 and 42 and are not technically boomers. The boom goes from 1945-1961 I believe.

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  17. You were at Kent State? Did you protest the war in Iraq?

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  18. Yup, I am mentioned twice in James Micheners book,"Kent State: What Happened and Why " (1971 ). And I am in MANY of the pictures contained in The Presidents Commission Report on Campus Unrest "".
    Was 'interviewed" by the FBI for three hours at my parents home, one long Sunday afternoon.

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  19. After 9-11-2001 I was so angry I wanted all the Muslim militants involved dead in my front yard! I was the happiest pig in the poke when Bin Ladin was killed!

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  20. Elisabeth Huson GoodmanJuly 27, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    69 , born in 1945. I agree with some of ur comments. We did try, as a generation, to change things. My children are in their late 40's & possess many of the great philosophies & passion the "old folks" have, eating healthy organic homegrown foods, they Recycle their waste, and show respect to the planet etc. But the next 2 generations are materialistic wasteful souls who care only for their selves and the latest technology that they bury into and lack the skills of face to face communication. (My humble opinion)

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  21. Elisabeth H.Goodman; You are correct on all points ! i find it hard to fathom how The Revolution of the 1960's and 1970's lead to a generation that only wants to take pictures of them selves and bully others ? That does not add up ? H white

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  22. OH YEA??!! I am CANADIAN, so am giving you info on OUR statistics. Feel free to look your country's up if you feel the need to be "informed" before you make such accusations!! I figure your parents are now pushing the 75 year old mark. Are they alive? How is their health? Who will care for them when they are not well? Somehow I feel it won't be YOU! Check back in later ~ Howard White and Elisabeth Huson Goodman might also be interested on any further comments you may provide. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/baby-boom/

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  23. see my post

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  24. see my post EHG

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  25. something else, aye?? OMG!! ignorance = ignorant

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  26. SHAME ON YOU BB80!! materialistic? ~ we have worked our asses to get what we have!! greedy? ~ look in the mirror!! selfish? ~ we need to look out for ourselves because we can't rely on our children to do so!!

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  27. re: face to face ~~~ all I get are cowardly, abusive text messages from my 37 year old son!!

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  28. You're clearly insane. Look what has happened to the world between 1965-2008. The Boomers took all they could get and left everyone in the dust then said "Suck it up" when we complained about it. We can't even get decent paying jobs that have job security. Baby Boomers are some of the most selfish people I've ever met in my life.

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