Thursday, July 23, 2015

Woodstock the event that changed the history of Rock and Roll #TBT

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—the festival widely considered to be the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation a music festival billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". 

Woodstock was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to 18, 1969. Bethel, is in Sullivan County, located 43 miles southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.

A late change in venue did not give the festival organizers enough time to prepare. At a meeting three days before the event, organizers felt they had two options: one was to complete the fencing and ticket booths, without which the promoters were almost certain to lose their shirts; the other option involved putting their remaining available resources into building the stage, without which the promoters feared they would have a disappointed and disgruntled audience but...when the audience began arriving by the tens of thousands, the decision had been made for them. "The fences at Woodstock" became an oxymoron, while the stage at Woodstock gave birth to a legend.

During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors before an audience of 400,000 young people.

Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll

Richie Havens was the opening act and Jimi Hendrix was the last to perform at the festival.
Richie Haven's ashes were scattered over the grounds August 18, 2013.

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