Woodstock: The 1969 Festival of Unity, Art, Life, and Music

3/26/2010 10:01:00 AM ·

Of course, I wasn't even born yet in 1969, but I heard so many stories about Woodstock from my parents and family growing up. "A time of reverence, peace, unity, and just a really great time" is what they called it.

It was a festival of music and art, including some of the most revered musicians of our time including Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Mountain, Janis Joplin, amongst many many others.

Dustin LaBarge, a staff writer over at Factoidz, has written a short, yet fascinating history of the music and art festival in 1969 that shook the world and impacted lives.

The Woodstock festival consisted of more than three days of free concerting in a natural amphitheater on a 600-acre farm in Bethel, New York. The event officially kicked off just after 5:00 P.M. on the night of August 15 with Richie Havens performing "Freedom," and it continued until about 8:30 A.M. on the morning of the 18th, when Jimi Hendrix ended the festivities with the now-immortalized (and improvised) version of The Star-Spangled Banner.
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