Adeli’s Music Blog

Woodstock

Posted in music by adeli on August 17, 2009
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

It was 40 years ago that the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in rural Bethel, New York. The festival took place from Aug. 15-18, 1969.

Thirty-two acts performed for about half a million concertgoers during the weekend. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone’s 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.

Among the performers: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Jefferson Airplance, CCR, The Who, Grateful Dead, Sly & the Family Stone, Blood Sweat and Tears.

Joe Cocker’s memorable Woodstock performance of “A Little Help From My Friends”

Santana “Soul Sacrifice”

Jimi Hendrix “Purple Haze”

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