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In August of 1969 - More than 500,000 people attended the Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York. Despite many logistical problems over the course of the 3 days, being grossly under-prepared for the number of attendees, and a torrential thunderstorm, the free festival is hailed by many as the pinnacle positive moment of the 1960's cultural era.


Woodstock Music & Art Fair (Woodstock or Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers.


July 17, 1967: Pop group Monkees performed at Forest Hills, NY. Jimi Hendrix was the opening act. Two years later Hendrix was the closing act at Woodstock.