Woodstock: A Boxego Moment in History - 15th August 1969

Aug 15, 2016

A Boxego Timeline journal entry...

The  very first Woodstock Festival was billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music".

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It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the the town of Bethel in New York and ran from the 15th August to the 18th August in 1969.

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More than 400,000 people turned up to see the thirty-two acts that played in the sunshine and the rain.

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As music event go, it is widely considered to be a seminal moment in the history of popular music culture, not least of all because of the lineup that included The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sweetwater, Janis Joplin, Santana, Grateful Dead, and of course Jimi Hendrix.

 

Watch a little bit of history... http://youtu.be/eYKY2lpxMg8 



Category: History