14.08.2019 by marta
In 1969, the original Woodstock Festival brought together half a million people in a celebration of peace, music, and love. Billed as “An Aquarian Experience: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” the epic event would later be known simply as “Woodstock,” and become synonymous with the counterculture movement of the 1960s.
The rock ‘n’ roll concert promoted peace and love, featuring incredible performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, The Who, and The Family Stone.
Jimi Hendrix was the final act to perform. His psychedelic rendition of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” would become a defining moment of the 1960s.
They say that if you can remember Woodstock, then you weren’t really there. So, as the iconic festival turns 50 years old, we decided to honor the jubilant, freethinking, and generation-defining spirit of music festivals by taking a look at their impact in the modern world.
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