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Woodstock Nation

August 5, 2011

In August 1969, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Half a million people made the trek to Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm to hear the leading and emerging performers of the time play over the course of four days (August 15-18).

Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Janis Joplin and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were among the line-up. Woodstock is known as one of the greatest happenings of all time and –perhaps- the most pivotal moment in music history.

Over the month of August I will be dedicating my Rock and Roll Saturdays to Woodstock and some of the Artists who performed there.

Saturday – August 6 – The Grateful Dead

Saturday – August 13 – Woodstock

Saturday – August 20 – The Who

Saturday – August 27 – Janis Joplin

Forty years after the legendary festival in Bethel, N.Y., a photo of two lovebirds taken at Woodstock has become an iconic symbol of love. Having only met three months prior, the picture captures a young couple — Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, both now 60 — embracing underneath a dirty blanket, surrounded by exhausted concertgoers.

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One Comment
  1. August 6, 2011 9:26 pm

    Oh, I love the story about Nick and Bobbi! A true post-modern American love story. ❤

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