1969 Woodstock

Opening ceremony at Woodstock, 1969

Opening ceremony at Woodstock, 1969

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Scheduled for August 15–17 on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York State, northwest of New York City, it ran over to Monday, August 18.

Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, it was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre (240 ha; 0.94 sq mi) dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel. During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors before an audience of more than 400,000 people. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation. Wikipedia

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Wallkill worried about Woodstock festival.Wallkill worried about Woodstock festival. Tue, Jun 17, 1969 – Page 9 · Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, New York) · Newspapers.comThe Woodstock Rock and Folk Festival may Face Ban in Court.The Woodstock Rock and Folk Festival may Face Ban in Court. Mon, Jun 23, 1969 – Page 3 · Poughkeepsie Journal (Poughkeepsie, New York) · Newspapers.comWoodstock festival ticket sales boom.Woodstock festival ticket sales boom. Sat, Jun 28, 1969 – Page 16 · The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York) · Newspapers.comWoodstock's Aquarian Exposition rumbles into Wallkill, New York.Woodstock's Aquarian Exposition rumbles into Wallkill, New York. Wed, Jul 16, 1969 – Page 20 · The Daily Times-News (Burlington, North Carolina) · Newspapers.comSign in Woodstock, NY, giving directions to White LakeSign in Woodstock, NY, giving directions to White Lake Fri, Aug 15, 1969 – Page 3 · The Kingston Daily Freeman (Kingston, New York) · Newspapers.comHundreds of thousands gather for Woodstock Music and Art Fair.  August 1969Hundreds of thousands gather for Woodstock Music and Art Fair. August 1969 Sun, Aug 17, 1969 – Page 1 · Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · Newspapers.comGirl napping atop her car during traffic. Woodstock August 1969Girl napping atop her car during traffic. Woodstock August 1969 Sun, Aug 17, 1969 – Page 15 · Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Arizona) · Newspapers.comThousands leave overcrowded Woodstock Music and Art FairThousands leave overcrowded Woodstock Music and Art Fair Mon, Aug 18, 1969 – Page 12 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.comWoodstock: Woodstock: "Leaving 3 Dead, Tons of Trash" Tue, Aug 19, 1969 – Page 16 · Simpson's Leader-Times (Kittanning, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comEditorial: Woodstock Rock Festival Youths Converted Editorial: Woodstock Rock Festival Youths Converted "Square Mom" Sun, Aug 24, 1969 – 27 · The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida) · Newspapers.comTwo generations offer comments on WoodstockTwo generations offer comments on Woodstock Sun, Aug 24, 1969 – Page 2 · Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comWoodstock: Woodstock: "Was the generation gap closed a bit"? Sun, Aug 24, 1969 – Page 43 · The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin (Racine, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comPhoto from 1969 WoodstockPhoto from 1969 Woodstock Sun, Aug 24, 1969 – 27 · The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida) · Newspapers.comA First Hand Look at WoodstockA First Hand Look at Woodstock Sat, Aug 30, 1969 – Page 24 · The Morning Herald (Hagerstown, Maryland) · Newspapers.comEditorial: The Lesson of WoodstockEditorial: The Lesson of Woodstock Sun, Aug 31, 1969 – Page 5 · The High Point Enterprise (High Point, North Carolina) · Newspapers.comWoodstock: Festival or Fiasco?Woodstock: Festival or Fiasco? Wed, Sep 3, 1969 – Page 8 · Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pennsylvania) · Newspapers.comAfter Woodstock the creators of Woodstock split upAfter Woodstock the creators of Woodstock split up Tue, Sep 9, 1969 – Page 1 · The Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) · Newspapers.comCost and impact of Woodstock FestivalCost and impact of Woodstock Festival Mon, Sep 15, 1969 – Page 4 · The Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) · Newspapers.comEditorial: No More WoodstocksEditorial: No More Woodstocks Sun, Dec 14, 1969 – 24 · Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) · Newspapers.comSpirit of Woodstock Marks 1969.Spirit of Woodstock Marks 1969. Sat, Dec 27, 1969 – 10 · Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) · Newspapers.comWoodstock Festival FilmWoodstock Festival Film Sun, Jan 25, 1970 – 105 · Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) · Newspapers.com
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