Remembering Woodstock: Peace, love and music
Three days of peace love and music ... better known as Woodstock.
Today is the anniversary of the iconic music festival held August 15th to 18th, 1969. The event was originally billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music." It took place on a 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills in Bethel, New York -- just short of 50 miles southwest of Woodstock, New York.
During the event, 32 acts performed outdoors in front of an audience of nearly 400,000 people. Performers included Santana, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and more.
Time magazine even named "The Who at Woodstock – 1969" one of the "Top 10 Music-Festival Moments" of all-time.
Woodstock is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone even listed it as one of the "50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll." The event was even captured in the Academy Award-winning documentary "Woodstock" in 1970.
Celebrate Woodstock by looking through some the festival's most iconic moments:
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