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August 15, 2013
Forty-four years ago today half a million people gathered to celebrate peace, oneness, freedom of expression, and music.
On Friday, August 15, 1969, by the sheer luck and compassion of farmland owner Max Ysagur, the Woodstock Music Festival opened in Bethel, a town in upstate New York, forty miles from Woodstock.
Woodstock is known as, “three days of peace and music,”where people of different ages, cultures, color, and creed came together to be apart of a transformational music journey. It is best known as the perfect portrayal of the 1960’s youth culture, the “hippies,” that gathered to celebrate music and peace, something the rest of the United States was not concerned with at the time.
Musicians such as, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and many more performed songs that expressed their opposition of the Vietnam War. Some of the artists there like Santana, were up-and-coming acts that Woodstock helped to pioneer their careers.
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