Remembering Woodstock: Peace, love and music

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Woodstock Music Festival: Then and Now


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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Woodstock Festival - August, 1969
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Remembering Woodstock: Peace, love and music
A group of people listening to the music at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere.
Two festival goers who found Woodstock too much lying comatose on the bonnet and roof of their Volkswagen Beetle.
A group of friends sitting by their car at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. One of them is giving a peace sign.
Shirtless male drummer & dress-wearing female flutist jamming during Woodstock music festival.
Young people camping out w. tents on a grassy hillside, during the Woodstock Music & Art Fair. (Photo by John Dominis/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - AUGUST 1969: Woodstock. (Photo by Bill Eppridge/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Torrential rain and thick mud at the Woodstock music festival result in some people removing their shoes to allow them to dry.
Two young men in the boot of a car after hitching a lift home from the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair.
A pregnant woman and her friend wait as a motorcycle is unhitched from a car, as they prepare to leave Max Yasgur's Bethil farm and the Woodstock music festival.
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