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Woodstock 1969

Updated on June 3, 2017

Woodstock Music Festival Of 1969

It's so hard to believe that it it took place 45 years ago! It really doesn't seem that long ago. If I close my eyes and listen carefully I can still hear Janis belting them out while the smell the sweet mixture of cow manure and pot gently scented the air.

Come with me as I take a look back and remember Woodstock 1969

The 60's was (were) a turbulent decade. The assassination of JFK kept us fixated on the TV for days and gave us an insecurity that other decades had not felt before.

Those of us growing into our own during the 60's were also very much affected by the war in Vietnam. We would all watch the "war lotto" to see which of our friends and loved ones would go across the world to fight in a country that we had not even known had existed.

For me, like other teens my age, the draft number lottery was especially painful as I had a brother that was just 2 years older than I was and I wasn't ready to let him or my friends leave our safe, secure Long Island town.

The 60s was also showing pains from the growing racial issues that faced us all. Segregation, desegregation, marches on Washington and sit-in at our schools. We all needed to become equals.

Many families were separated by what has been termed the "generation gap". Parents not knowing what their children were doing and children learning not to trust anyone over 30.

There was confusion and mis-trust between the "straight" and the "heads", music was going in directions that most didn't understand.

The world was spinning out of control and we were all angry about something.

Then for 3 days in 1969 the world stood still

Friday August 15th, Saturday August 16th, and Sunday August 17th

This was Woodstock and our world and lives would be forever changed!

Photo: Crowd at Woodstock when Richie Havens was playing. Photograph by the author, the health lady at

All photographs and memorabilia that are from my personal collection may not be reproduced or used without express and written permission.

By the time we got to Woodstock....

Getting to Woodstock wasn't that hard but getting home was another story.

By the time we did arrive home, we were dirty, smelly and covered from head to toe with mud. We had walked (I was barefoot as I had my moccasins - dare I say stolen, when we left our belongings to wander around) for what had seemed to be hours leaving Woodstock to find a bus back to Grand Central so we could take the Long Island Rail Road back home.

We got some very strange looks on the rail road and no one would even sit anywhere near us, so we found a car just for us. I guess I don't blame them as we did look & smell quite frightening.

The Woodstock Festival Was Forced To Move - A bit of Woodstock trivia

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Woodstock trivia, Woodstock flier,Woodstock Memorabilia

The 1969 Woodstock Music Festival as most are lead to believe, was never held in Woodstock NY.

Woodstock Wasn't Just About The Music

Relive the look & feel of Woodstock through home movies of those who attended. The first few Woodstock videos on this lens fit into this category.

Although they don't have the glamor of most of the music videos, I believe that they are just as important as this is...the real Woodstock!

Please note that you will leave this page when you view any of the Woodstock videos in this section and also the music videos further down the page, so please remember to return to us after viewing your selected video.

Or better yet - bookmark us. Thank you!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace"

Jimi Hendrix

Silent Home Video Of Friends On The Way To Woodstock 69 - Silent home movie filmed by Bud Styple. Don't be put off by the fact that it is silent - it is very go

This Is How The Original Woodstock Site Looks Today

.....We Were Half a Million Strong

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Woodstock photos,Woostock Music Festival photos,original Woodstock photos

Although I had brought several rolls of film with me to Woodstock, I only took a handful of photos.

At the time, I felt as though it was too "establishment" or "commercial" to capture this moment of time on film.

I also decided not to purchase any t-shirts that were on sale for the same reason.

Well only about 20% of the photos that I did take came out and what I wouldn't do to have an original Woodstock tee now (one that I got while I was there).

I could just kick myself.

The head count (kind of a pun) for Woodstock ranges from 500,000 to 650,000 depending on who was doing the counting and whether or not they counted those who were stuck in traffic and were turned away. One estimate was even a high (yes, another pun) as 1 million!

Oh, I Get By .....

photos of Woodstock crowd,Woodstock 1969 crowd photos
photos of Woodstock crowd,Woodstock 1969 crowd photos

....With a little help from my friends

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Woodstock 69 crowd photos,Woodstock 1969 crowd photos

Arlo Guthrie - Coming Into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie at Woodstock

Woodstock Turned Into a 3 Day Party

Originally billed as a 2 day arts, crafts & music fair, Woodstock was later changed to a 3 day festival at White Lake (town of Bethel) adding Friday August 15th.

Just look at the performers who you would have missed, had it only been a 2 day festival.

You also would have missed John Sebastian (who was not scheduled to perform but some of the performers were unable to arrive on time due to the heavy traffic and Route 17 was closed), Bert Sommer and magnificent Melanie who though only sang 2 songs, electrified the stage with Beautiful People.

With over 500,000 showing up the New York thruway become a parking lot and Route 17 had to be shut down.

Home Movies of Woodstock 1969

Filmmaker Barbara Bedick's home movies from Woodstock.

Although Barbara could have added music to this clip, I find that the simple quality of the silence with just the sounds of the the camera really makes this video more insightful.

With no music to distract, it captures the simple times of the weekend and the decade.

Woodstock Poster T-Shirt - Woodstock t-shirt

I remember while at Woodstock seeing T-shirts being sold at two different tables, some with the Woodstock logo and some tie-dyed. There may have been more, but these 2 tables in the woods were the only ones that I had noticed.

We were so caught up in the moment that we didn't even think of bringing back any type of souvenirs.

Just wanting to just enjoy the then and now and not even think of going back home.

Well 40 some odd years later and I am still kicking myself.

I have over the years amassed a huge collection of commemorative and tribute T-shirts and although they are not original I love them just the same.

T's look best when they have that worn look so I don't treat them gentle and I over wash them, get them frayed and make sure that they get a faded look.

If you do plan one doing this also be sure to order one size larger as your torture might shrink them.

Woodstock Advertisement For Getting Advanced Tickets

The section that is missing is where you ordered your tickets

They finally printed out brochures to sell tickets after they changed the concert from 2 days to 3 days. All seemed fine but then they moved Woodstock from Wallkill to White Lake.

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Such Excitement When Our Woodstock Tickets Arrived

The tickets came in a smaller envelope to protect them.

You'll notice that the price for the tickets are only $6 each. That was the price for advance sale tickets. If you check Ebay you will notice that everyone is selling the $7 or $8 tickets. There are very few of the $6 tickets in circulation and even a smaller number of $6 tickets still in a set. And no, they are not for sale.

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I even kept the money order that I used to buy our tickets. Who would have known that Woodstock was going to be such a major event?

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Crowd Rain Chant Woodstock 1969 Video

After chanting for rain to cool down the crowd, the sky opened up and it rained, and it rained and it rained.

After chanting for rain to cool down the crowd, the sky opened up and it rained, and it rained and it rained.
After chanting for rain to cool down the crowd, the sky opened up and it rained, and it rained and it rained.

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So How Did Woodstock Get Its Name?

At the time when Woodstock was just a glimmer in Michael Lang, Joel Roseman, John Roberts & Artie Kornfeld's eye and they were thinking of a name to call their venture group, they had remembered the quiet but artsy town where Dylan lived in Ulster County NY, called Woodstock.

Since they were planning a music & art fair the name seemed to fit right in, plus the reputation of the town of Woodstock as a musician and artist haven would be an added plus for their Aquarian Exposition.

They decided to call their corporation Woodstock Ventures Inc. & that my friends is how Woodstock got it's name.

The triangular shapes near the top of the photo were where the empty food concessions were & a great place to watch the concert

The triangular shapes near the top of the photo were where the empty food concessions were & a great place to watch the concert
The triangular shapes near the top of the photo were where the empty food concessions were & a great place to watch the concert

John Sebastian at Woodstock

John was not scheduled to perform but filled in at the last minute because several performers were stuck in traffic.

This video has great shots of the crowd and you will also notice that John is smiling throughout the entire song. Can you not feel the love in this performance - this is the true Woodstock experience.

Woodstock Performers at a Glance

To see the song set for any particular day - just click on the date

Bands and Musicians at Woodstock

Friday, August 15th

Saturday, August 16th

Sunday, August 17th

Richie Havens


Jefferson Airplane

Swami Satchidananda

Keef Hartley Band

Joe Cocker

Country Joe McDonald


Country Joe & The Fish

John Sebastian

Canned Heat

Ten Years After


Grateful Dead

The Band

Incredible String Band


Blood Sweat & Tears

Bert Sommer

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Johnny Winter

Tim Hardin

Sly & The Family Stone

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Acoustic

Ravi Shankar

Janis Joplin

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Electric


The Who

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Arlo Guthrie

Jefferson Airplane-

Sha Na Na

Joan Baez

-Played Sat night into Sun morning

Jimi Hendrix

Jeff Beck Group was scheduled to play on Sunday, but a few days before Woodstock, Nicky Hopkins left the band and the rest of the group disbanded. However, Nicky Hopkins did play at Woodstock after all by playing with the Jefferson Airplane.

Friday, August 15th Performers and Song Sets

Woodstock Playlists

Richie Havens

1. High Flyin' Bird

2. I Can't Make It Anymore

3. With A Little Help (from my friends)

4. Strawberry Fields For Ever

5. Hey Jude

6. I Had A Woman

7. Handsome Johnny

8. Freedom

Swami Satchidananda

Swami said a prayer for all

Country Joe McDonald

1. I Find Myself Missing You

2. Rockin' All Around The World

3. Flyin' High All Over The World

4. Seen A Rocket

5. Fish Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die-Rag

John Sebastian

1. How Have You Been

2. Rainbows All Over Your Blues

3. I Had A Dream

4. Darlin' Be Home Soon

5. Younger Generation


1. What's Wrong

2. Motherless Child

3. Look Out

4. For Pete's Sake

5. Day Song

6. Crystal Spider

7. Two Worlds

8. Why Oh Why

Incredible String Band

1. Invocation

2. The Letter

3. This Moment

4. When You Find Out Who You Are

Bert Sommer

1. Jennifer

2. The Road To Travel

3. I Wondered Where You Be

4. She's Gone

5. Things Are Going My Way

6. And When It's Over

7. Jeanette

8. America

9. A Note That Read

10. Smile

Tim Hardin

1. If I Were A Carpenter

2. Misty Roses

Ravi Shankar

1. Raga Puriya-Dhanashri/Gat In Sawarital

2. Tabla Solo In Jhaptal

3. Raga Manj Kmahaj

4. Alap & Jor

5. Dhun In Kaharwa Tal


1. Beautiful People

2. Birthday Of The Sun

Arlo Guthrie

1. Coming Into Los Angeles

2. Walking Down The Line

3. Amazing Grace

Joan Baez

1. Oh Happy Day

2. The Last Thing On My Mind

3. I Shall Be Released

4. Joe Hill

5. Sweet Sir Galahad

6. Hickory Wind

7. Drug Store Truck Driving Man

8. I Live One Day At A Time

9. Sweet Sunny South

10. Warm and Tender Love

11. Swing Low Sweet Chariot

12. We Shall Overcome

Saturday, August 16th Performers and Song Sets

Woodstock Song Lists


1. They Live the Life

2. BBY

3. Waitin' For You

4. Jam

Keef Hartley Band

1. Spanish Fly

2. Believe In You

3. Rock Me Baby

4. Medley

5. Leavin' Trunk

6. Halfbreed

7. Just To Cry

8. Sinnin' For You


1. Waiting

2. You Just Don't Care

3. Savior

4. Jingo

5. Persuasion

6. Soul Sacrifice

7. Fried Neckbones

Canned Heat

1. A Change Is Gonna Come/Leaving This Town

2. Woodstock Boogie

3. Going Up The Country

4. Let's Work Together

5. Too Many Drivers At The Wheel

6. Little Red Rooster

Grateful Dead

1. St. Stephen

2. Mama Tried

3. Dark Star/High Time

4. Turn On Your Lovelight


1. Blood Of The Sun

2. Stormy Monday

3. Long Red

4. Who Am I But You And The Sun

5. Beside The Sea

6. For Yasgur's Farm

7. You And Me

8. Theme From An Imaginary Western

9. Waiting To Take You Away

10. Dreams Of Milk And Honey

11. Blind Man

12. Blue Suede Shoes

13. Southbound Train

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1. Born On The Bayou

2. Green River

3. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do)

4. Commotion

5. Bootleg

6. Bad Moon Rising

7. Proud Mary

8. I Put A Spell On You

9. Nighttime Is The Right Time

10. Keep On Choogin'

11. Suzy Q

Sly & The Family Stone

1. M'Lady

2. Sing A Simple Song

3. You Can Make It If You Try

4. (I'm)Everyday People

5. Dance To The Music

6. I Want To Take You Higher

7. Love City

8. Stand

Janis Joplin

1. Raise Your Hand

2. As Good As You've Been To This World

3. To Love Somebody

4. Summertime

5. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)

6. Kosmic Blues

7. Can't Turn You Loose

8. Work Me Lord

9. Piece Of My Heart

10. Ball and Chain

The Who

1. Heaven And Hell

2. I Can't Explain

3. It's A Boy

4. 1921

5. Amazing Journey

6. Sparks

7. Eyesight To The Blind

8. Christmas

9. Tommy Can You Hear Me?

10. Acid Queen

11. Pinball Wizard

12. (Abbie Hoffmann Incident)

13. Fiddle About

14. There's A Doctor I've Found

15. Go To The Mirror Boy

16. Smash The Mirror

17. I'm Free

18. Tommy's Holiday Camp

19. We're Not Gonna Take It

20. See Me Feel Me

21. Summertime Blues

22. Shakin' All Over

23. My Generation

24. Naked Eye

Jefferson Airplane***

1. Somebody To Love

2. The Other Side Of This Life

3. Plastic Fantastic Lover

4. Volunteers

5. Saturday Afternoon/Won't You Try

6. Eskimo Blue Day

7. Uncle Sam's Blues

8. White Rabbit

*** Due to the Jefferson Airplane's early morning (4 AM) set, they are often shown as performers for either Saturday or Sunday.

Sunday, August 17th Performers and Song Sets

Woodstock Music Festival Performers and Song List

Joe Cocker

1. Delta Lady

2. Some Things Goin' On

3. Let's Go Get Stoned

4. I Shall Be Released

5. With A Little Help From My Friends

Country Joe & The Fish

1. Barry's Caviar Dream

2. Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine

3. Rock And Soul Music

4. Thing Called Love

5. Love Machine

6. Fish Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die-Rag

Ten Years After

1. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

2. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes

3. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always

4. Hear Me Calling

5. I'm Going Home

The Band

1. Chest Fever

2. Baby Don't Do It

3. Tears Of Rage

4. We Can Talk

5. Long Black Veil

6. Don't You Tell Henry

7. Ain't No More Cane

8. Wheels On Fire

9. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

10. The Weight

Blood Sweat And Tears

1. More And More

2. I Love You Baby More Than You Ever Know

3. Spinning Wheel

4. I Stand Accused

5. Something Coming On

Johnny Winter

1. Mama, Talk To Your Daughter

2. To Tell The Truth

3. Johnny B Goode

4. Six Feet In The Ground

5. Leland Mississippi Blues/Rock Me Baby

6. Mean Mistreater

7. I Can't Stand It (With Edgar Winter)

8. Tobacco Road (With Edgar Winter)

9. Mean Town Blues

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

(Set One - Unplugged)

1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

2. Blackbird

3. Helplessly Hoping

4. Guinnevere

5. Marrakesh Express

6. 4 + 20

7. Mr Soul

8. Wonderin'

9. You Don't Have To Cry

(Set Two - Plugged)

10. Pre-road Downs

11. Long Time Gone

12. Bluebird

13. Sea Of Madness

14. Wooden Ships

15. Find The Cost Of Freedom

16. 49 bye-byes

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

1. Everything's Gonna Be Alright

2. Driftin'

3. Born Under A Bad Sign

4. All My Love Comin' Through To You

5. Love March


1. Na Na Theme

2. Jakety Jak

3. Teen Angel

4. Jailhouse Rock

5. Wipe Out

6. Who Wrote The Book Of Love

7. Duke Of Earl

8. At The Hop

9. Na Na Theme

Jimi Hendrix

1. Message To Love

2. Hear My Train A Comin'

3. Spanish Castle Magic

4. Red House

5. Master Mind

6. Here Comes Your Lover Man

7. Foxy Lady

8. Beginning

9. Izabella

10. Gypsy Woman

11. Fire

12. Voodoo Child /Stepping Stone

13. Star Spangled Banner

14. Purple Haze

15. Woodstock Improvisation/Villanova Junction

16. Hey Joe

The Pied Piper of Woodstock - Artie Kornfeld - The man befind the Woodstock vision

The Pied Piper of Woodstock
The Pied Piper of Woodstock

The Pied Piper of Woodstock has been one of the most anticipated books in the music industry. In The Pied Piper of Woodstock, Artie walks you though the music scene of the 60's, his unprecedented achievement as the youngest-ever VP at a major record label, and events that led up to his part as the co-creator of the Woodstock Music festival Of 1969.

Although many books about Woodstock do delve deeply into the who, why and where of Woodstock, Artie also lets you into his vision of the conception and birth of this legendary festival and how it related to the movement of the times.

Only Artie can give you this rare look inside the legendary festival, the music industry and the youth of the Woodstock Nation.

Artie, leads you back in history as only Artie can. You won't find a glorified remembrance or one sugar coated, but a true to life "warts and all" look back in time. However, its not just about Woodstock but about the times and events that lead us there.

Get to see a backstage look at the music of the times and how events in Artie's life helped to shape music in the 60's and also the music of today.

There are times in the book where your heart will be filled with love and triumph and others where your heart will break and you'll feel the tears running down your cheek.

You'll find many answers here as well. The answers to questions that we all have asked and only Artie can answer.

I am fortunate to have a signed copy with a few lines of inspiration which I immediately boxed. But I do have an additional copy which I keep out and when ever life seems to get tough, I open it up read for a while and it lightens my spirit.

Artie has not just documented Woodstock or the music industry but has taken you into his life and his soul and is such an amazing man.

Did you know that he is still donating his time and energies to help those who are less fortunate and also to continue to spread the peace movement? He also doesn't profit off of this book or other Woodstock related promotion but donates his profits?

Artie - we all love you man!


The Pied Piper of Woodstock

Woodstock Museum Opened June 2nd 2008

Woodstock: Peace, Music & Memories - Woodstock 1969 pictures, stories and memories

Peace, Music and Memories by Brad Littleproud and Joanne Hague

40th Anniversary: Woodstock - Peace, Music & Memories
40th Anniversary: Woodstock - Peace, Music & Memories

As being one of the contributors to this book, Peace, Music and Memories, by Brad Littleproud and Joanne Hague, I have to tell that you I am so excited to finally see this all come into place. If you get chance check out my Woodstock photo contribution on pages 40, 66, 144 & a recent photo on page 182.

It was and still is, so exciting to work with Brad Littleproud. As you can tell by my lens here that Woodstock make an everlasting impression on me and to be able to work with others who also shared the same experiences that I did is totally mind blowing. Then you have Brad and although did not attend Woodstock was mesmerized by what he had read and heard about, set off with Joanne Hague to create the Woodstock Preservation Society which helped to historically preserve the original Woodstock site. Brad is still faithfully working and keeping the memories alive.

Here is Amazon's product description:

"Woodstock: Peace, Music & Memories" tells the story of this society-changing event, in the words and photos of the people who were there.

The book, with its natural and recycled look and mix of 350 color, sepia and black and white photos, plus interviews with performers Carlos Santana, Canned Heat and Mountain, invites readers to journey back to three days of peace and music.

Everyone from baby boomers and musicians who were there, and those who wish they were, to collectors and historians, will find that the historical photos, stories and existing memorabilia in this book serve as a unique tribute to three history-making days in '69

Foreward by: Artie Kornfeld

Epilogue by: Wavy Gravy

Woodstock: Peace, Memories & Music


Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tribute - Woodstock: Peace, Music & Memories - Woodstock photos and memories

This video gives you a bit more insight into the book "Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tribute - Woodstock: Peace, Music & Memories" that is shown right about this video.

This book is very emotional for me as I was able to contribute photos and memories of Woodstock.

Brad & Joanne have done an excellent job of creating a book that takes you inside Woodstock and lets you see it through the eyes of those who were there.

Peace, Memories & Music by Brad Littleproud & Joanne Hague

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director's Cut (40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition and BD-Live with Amazon Exclusive Bonus Content) [Blu-ray]
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director's Cut (40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition and BD-Live with Amazon Exclusive Bonus Content) [Blu-ray]

As a Woodstock fanatic I have been waiting for many years for this Woodstock 40th collection to be released. However, this collection exceeded my expectations.

With the additional footage and interviews added you'll see several hours of Woodstock you've probably never seen or heard before.

All I can say is that it's totally cool!

Woodstock Blu-ray - It's also available in DVD format.

The limited and numbered Amazon Exclusive 3-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition features more than three hours of extras two hours of rare performance footage and it also has a another hour with short interviews and insights from Martin Scorsese, Director Michael Wadleigh, and Producer Michael Lang.

Some may think that the fringed box jacket is a little silly, however I liked the added touch and it seemed to create the right atmosphere for what is inside. Could be due to the fact that I had owned a fringed jacket during the 60's but I really like it.


Michael Wadleigh

The director & videographer of Woodstock:3 Days Of Peace & Music

While I found a great video interview of Michael on Youtube that video has now been removed from their line up.

I'll continue to look for another great video to show you but until then here are a few places to get more info on Michael.

Get to know Michael Wadleigh better by visiting these links

Michael Wadleigh on Wikipediaia

Michael Wadleigh on the Internet Movie Database (imdb)

Darfur A Book of Photographs from Physicians for Human Rights

Roger Ebert's Film Festival Photo Blog

Pretty Cool Woodstock 1969 Related Links

Artie Kornfeld's site The father of Woodstock 1969 Artie is a man who continues to work towards peace, a philanthropist who has given of himself over and over again, a person who shaped the music industry and above all the holder of light )

Woodstock Preservation Archives

Artie Kornfeld on Wikipedia

Michael Lang on Wikipedia

Artie Kornfeld on Myspace

would also like to thank the many sites that are linking to this page and listing it as a top Woodstock resource page!

Iwas one of the lucky ones who went to Woodstock (and remember most of it :-) ), and it's an experience that has changed my life for the better. Even almost 40 years later I still can hear the music and get that peaceful feeling every time I smell cow manure (if you were there you'd understand that statement).

If you had any special moments or if Woodstock had a life lasting effect on you too, please share them.

And if you didn't make it to Woodstock do you think that you would have gone? Remember it was advertised mainly as an art fair and only as the date approached was the music the main focus.


Do you have any special Woodstock 1969 Music Festival memories? If so please share them!

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      writertiff 10 years ago

      Oh the good old days! I am a child of the 80s, so too young for this, but I wish I'd been around then :) Great lens! Tiff :)

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      Awesome lens. I love reading about Woodstock!

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      Aika 10 years ago

      I haven't been to a woodstock concert, I only watched them through TV. Love watching and listening to my fav rock band, this is a rockin' concert with a cause. Definitely 5* for you! ^_^

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      I'm so glad I stopped by your lens! I had fun reading your adventure and thoughts on Woodstock. Thanks for sharing!!!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      what a time to be born!I am a child of the late sixies I was only four years old when this event had taken place.I tell you this was an extremely powerful movement because of all the various types of troubles during that period. I understand how this incredible movement came together bringing peace.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I was born in the islands during the late 50's about 13 years old when I heard about woodstock in america. I wish I could have been part of this peace/love for everyone movement that was incredibly important during the 60's.We don't come close to ever experiencing what occurred in the 60's .

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I didn't make it to Woodstock; had to work that weekend. I still became a hippie and revere Woodstock Nation as the ideal of our generation. I have amassed a collection of Woodstock artifacts that brings me pleasure, although not as much joy as having been there in '69. Still hoping for peace.

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Terrific lens about a defining event in recent American history! I've lensrolled this to my Grace Slick Video Showcase.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I was probably one of the few people that really was at Woodstock,,,,and then left! Drove down with my college roommate in his MG roadster. Light drizzle, traffic backing up, no top. He stayed, I turned the car around and drove back to the frat house. (He was gone for 10 days)

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      gr8sounds2go 9 years ago

      Nice site. Brings back memories!

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      Zen Automat 9 years ago

      I love your lens, you really have put in some great energy. Alas my ride to Woodstock was derailed by friends parents but the music has filled me everyday since. I did make it to Strawberry Fields the next summer but it was not even close to Woodstock. Cheers and thanks for stopping by my lens on the subject.

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      GypsyPirate LM 9 years ago

      Wow. I loved this. Thank you. And peaceful wings to your mom as well.

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Wow really great lens. Come visit my lenses.

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      Deeringboy LM 9 years ago

      This is great. 5 stars

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Excellent!!!! All about Woodstock i Here!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This site brings back such sweet memories and therz stuff here I've never seen.

      Tnx for the memories!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This site represents a tremendous labor of love. It puts me back in the day. Thanks, neil

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      Home-healthcare 9 years ago

      Incredibly complete coverage of Woodstock. How did you do it? I had just graduated college and was studying in France, but we sure knew what was going on! Fab music and love! Some trivia - In high school, Stevie Stills was in a great local band that played almost weekly at our dances - but the leader kicked Stevie out of the band, allegedly because he "didn't fit in." And guess who was the ONLY one who "made it!" ~Margaret

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      squidinkley 9 years ago

      Did I read that right? Sha Na Na was almost the closing act at the last day of Woodstock? Ohmygawd . . . and I thought the Hell's Angels at Altamont was a disaster.

      But what do I know, I was 7 years old at the time. So this "visual museum" of the Woodstock experience is very impressive. Excellent job, except for the header, "So How Did . . .": drop the apostrophe--it's means it is.

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      I'm glad to see that you are enjoying this lens. Woodstock was more than a 3 day music concert, it was it's own community and taught me much about the true meaning of "love one another" and holds a very special part of my heart. I'd like to think that everyone who had attended still feels the power of sharing and has continued with this in their life.

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      squidinkley, thanks for the ' info. I must have read this page hundreds of times and never once noticed the error.


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      What a great time. Brings back wonderful memories. Thanks

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Twas a bucket full of energy - and then some.

      A lense to learn from.

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      ronpass lm 9 years ago

      Great lens - evokes memories and emotions. Thanks for the obvious effort and devotion.

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      robbell lm 9 years ago

      What a truly fantastic lens 5* all the way.

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      Tidders 9 years ago

      brilliant lens well done, wish I could have been there!

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      artstudio 9 years ago

      Just great thanks for lens.

      I have not been at this one but I have the good memory about the same music festivals in Russia (Grushiskiy festival)

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      zangworld 9 years ago

      Would have loved to have been there!

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      SendaCowChip 9 years ago

      Fantastic trip back in time! Thanks for taking the time to pot this fantastic piece of work together.


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      great lens! Is this your first site?

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      qoolest, this isn't my first lens but it's the one that I treasure and hold dear to my heart.


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      bigjimj 9 years ago

      Excellent lens. Thanks for joining the Classic Rock Group.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Super job! I loved this lense.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My father was at Woodstock in 1969, he told me it was really cool event to attend. He also told me that there could be no other Woodstock again.LOL!

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      bdkz 9 years ago

      You have done such a great job on this lens! I gave you a Squid Angel Blessing!

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      Thank you Squid Angel - your blessing is much appreciated

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      carrieokier 9 years ago

      Excellent lens!!!! Awesome job & topic!! I was born 8/16/69- my mother still holds it against me!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      "Aloha - that is my sisters site. We both went...separately.

      Were you there?" --Robert

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Capturing a moment in time and the big win - first prize.


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My husband still has his tickets too but boy do you have a lot of information on this. Congratulations!

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      Stephen Carr 9 years ago from Corona, CA

      Out of all the acts, perhaps Sha Na Na is the most peculiar. Bowser is making a comeback.

      Nice stuff!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Yea, it was a real groovy time. I was on acid for the first two day's and I gotta tell you it was the best trip I ever went on. All the people, freedom and happiness one could ever want. I went to one festival after Woodstock but you know it wasn't the same. Woodstock just had that vibe. The only place I ever got a vobe like that was at hippie hill in Golden Gate Park in San Fran. Even today I get that vibe when I make my yearly pilgrimadge to San Fran.

      Love you all,


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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      the greatest music festival of all time. Great moments during woodstock!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      WOODSTOCK LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      onlinedownloads 9 years ago

      Thanx for highlighting much remembered music festivals.

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      chemrat 9 years ago

      Hi, I'm putting together a guitar site (guitarsbyreallyslowhand). Your lens is impressive and I'm putting you on my link list; also favorited it.

      Best wishes, Jim

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      cedennis 9 years ago

      Excellent site, man! I was 10 years old when Woodstock bloomed, but I was an AWARE 10 year old, due to my 17 yr old brother and 21 yr old sister. So I was a "junior hippie" and very much in tune with the significance of the event. The album and the movie became very important things in the development of my personality.

      I was actually on vacation with my parents in another part of upstate NY during that time. We went to Cooperstown, and then to Niagara Falls. I don't think my folks knew that there was this raucous event being held several miles away. Hmmm... their loss. Mine, too. Peace out.

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      dtbs 9 years ago

      wish i was old enough to have been there! thanks for sharing this info! please check mine out at----------------> Kava Kava.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Totally excellent!!! I was there too! Went back for the 25th reunion too. Not the Saugerties fiasco, but to the original site in Bethel. It was awesome too, no way to compare the two, but every body just showed up. No one advertised we were just there. Richie Havens, Melanie, Arlo, Mountain, Joe Walsh, Jimi's bass player and a few others. We built a sound stage and rocked. So many people showed up that after the first day you could get out or back in if you did try to leave.

      It was a fantastic reunion!

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA


      Wish that I could have been there for the 25th! Maybe I'll get to the 50th (did I say that out loud?).

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      swimswithfishes 9 years ago

      Very Wow Lens! I didn`t get to Woodstock myself, but did go to The Atlanta Pop Festival the next summer. This festival, while not being as famous as Woodstock, actually had a larger attendance. Georgia state officials estimated that nearly 500,000 attended this 3 day festival. Good times were had by all, a bit foggy times if you know what I mean, and it did`nt even rain on us! Hendrix really rocked us all & I am now listening to "Spanish Castle Magic" as I type this! Kudos to you & I am lensrolling you & rating you a big 5 stars! Rock on late 60`s style I say! Cheers! Swims

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      Woody45 9 years ago

      Terrific page. I was very young but remember Woodstock vividly. My favorite was Arlo Guthrie. Can't beat that for an enjoyably macabre protest song.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice pictures and useful information. thanks! 5 stars.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hi, you have great and very informative lens. 5 stars of course.

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      The_Davinator 9 years ago

      Wow, now that's a bloody good lens!



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      The_Herb_Master 9 years ago

      Excellent lens! I was born in 1969 and what a good year it was! Whooo Hoooo! Giving you 5 magic stars!

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      purple83 9 years ago

      I love your lens very cool to see into the past.

      Check out my lens about betterenviroment Global Warming and going green it is a terryfying truth click my name to check it out.

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      Only 12 at the time so my parents saw no reason to drive me there and I wasn't quite old enough to hitchhike. Oh, how I wished to go.

      Congratulations on receiving Cool Site of the Day! You a have certainly put a lot of love and time into this terrific lens.

      Thank you for making Woodstock come back to life.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for the memories.........

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      LDWorld 9 years ago

      Congratulations on making #15 in TOP 100 Lenses!

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      A fantastically well made lens. Everything goes together so nicely! 5* :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Oh, what I wouldn't give to have been alive in '69. I've always felt like I was born in the wrong decade. I've seen all the Woodstock vids I could get my hands on. One of my faves is Richie Havens "Freedom", along with John Sebastian's "Darling Be Home Soon". This is an awesome lens, and this site made my soul succeed in time travel. Nothing upset me more than the Woodstock '99. It shouldn't even be related in anyway to '69. It completely goes againt the views and the purpose of the original Woodstock, which was about peace, love, music, and understanding. Charging $150 per ticket, and $4 per bottle of water only exemplified the return of conformism and consumerism. Woodstock should be given to the people by the people, like '69. '99 was given by the establishment. Totally wrong. But thanks so much for the time travel. You're so lucky to have been there!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I was there and it was wonderful. It was wonderful to be apart of a music event that was a one time happening never to be again. It was love, peace and music.

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      PleasantValley LM 9 years ago

      I like your storytelling! I also find it interesting that out of all the musicians at Woodstock, only Santana's career lasted long. "Smooth" with Rob Thomas came out only a few years ago!

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Cool cool cool cool lens.....

      Great job - no a FANTASTIC job!

      I was born in 1954, but too young and in England, but given the chance now I would have loved to be there, it had to be amazing. So many great bands, such a unique experience. It's been repeated - but you can't repeat the spontaneity of the first time can you.

      5***** but I wish I could give more. It's rare that a lens deserves this.

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      hearthealth lm 9 years ago

      I saw once this mural that was a tribute to Woodstock , it was a Space Odyssey-like baby floating in space surrounded by portraits of rock and roll's greatest. Great lens, 5 * and faved,

      Hope you could drop by my dime lens!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Just stopping in to bestow a Squid Angel Blessing. I love this lens!

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      Tonie Cook 9 years ago from USA

      I was a little too young to go to Woodstock in 69, but I made up for it with all the rock concerts I attended between 1974-84. Your lens is a wonderful site to visit.

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      LeeCS 9 years ago

      Helpful information. Thanks for bringing it to us! Please check out my site about cheap car insurance and how to obtain cheap car insurance for teenagers 5 stars!

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      I am so glad to see so many of you have stopped by. When I had started this lens I never expected for anyone but me and maybe just a handful of people. It makes me very happy that there are so many searching for info on Woodstock.

      Next summer will be Woodstock's 40th anniversary!

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      ricarde 9 years ago

      Great lens! A job well done! I wish i could have attended the event.

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      steamtown 9 years ago

      Fantastic Lens! It brings back many memories of the 60's I was only 19 years old and it was an exciting time to be alive

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      clickityclack 9 years ago

      great lens!!!

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      akrause2112 9 years ago

      I love this lens! I was born in 77 so I missed it all, but I am so fascinated with it and I am impressed that this lens brings me there.

      I noticed that you don't have Sweetwater which seems to be hidden or "forgotten" in history. They were the very first band to perform and I love their 1968 LP.

      Lensrolled and favorited of course. 5 *****

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      Amandaquerque, I just added another video. It's Sweeter performing Motherless Child at Woodstock.


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      nebby 9 years ago from USA

      Whoops! Meant Sweetwater.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      No other music event was as big as Woodstock, not even Woodstock '94 and you're right, Woodstock (the original) is not only about music, but peace & love and weeds! It was a great year, man, and the best performances (in my opinion) were Jimi Hendrix, Santana & the Paul Butterfield Blues Band! Oh, I also remember Mustangs during that decade! I have a Woodstock Mustang in my backyard and I got personalized Mustang checks and Woodstock checks I bought online!

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      Johann The Dog 9 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      I can't believe I haven't stopped by before! My sis, Gracie, is a huge Woodstock fan, such a hippie she is. She likes Joe Cocker the best! Great lens. Woofs, Johann

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Given the limited recordings extant, I wasn't aware of many of the artists not captured at all on media and, also, the many cuts missing from the album/movie artists. I had heard that The Grateful Dead played at Woodstock--yet, I had heard next to nothing about many of the other artists (until now). Thanks for noting songs played--yet not available on commercial media. I was the eldest son and 12 at that time. Always, I've preferred pop music from that era and the early 70s (which I consider an extension of the late 60s). I'll bookmark: Thanks again!

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      nebby 9 years ago from USA


      Unfortunately, The Grateful Dead weren't satisfied their performance so they didn't want to be included in any of the professionally released recordings at that time.

      You can still see some videos once in a while on YouTube. They seem to disappear as quickly as they appear.

      A good portion of the performers disliked their own performances but allowed their performances to be included if the money was right. Yes, a few never quite got Woodstock and just saw it as a gig that they got screwed out of getting paid for.

      There are also several performers who performed on the smaller stage that was behind and away from the larger stage that you see in pictures everywhere.

      This was the original stage until it they released that more than the original estimate of 5,000 - 10,000 would be attending. Many bands performed on this smaller stage, some of who had gone on to capture the world's attention and others just disappeared.

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      chemrat 9 years ago

      Great lens! I have three friends who were there (and remember it). J

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      Carol Fisher 9 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Wonderful 5* lens. I wish I could have been there but I live in England. Even so, reading your lens made me nostalgic for that period.

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      eccles1 9 years ago

      I was living on a base in New Jersey when a neighbor 17 female asked my mother if I could go with her and mom said no because I was only 14 I never forgive mom for this one!! Just kidding I love this lens!

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      RinchenChodron 9 years ago

      Great lens - from one hippie to another - Congratulations on your new Giant Squid Status!!

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      yankee12gen 9 years ago

      Great Site! Take me back to Woodstock. - John

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      Maripa LM 9 years ago

      Very organized lens! Great content.I only saw the movie,because I am from South-America,but Woodstock

      still sounds magical in my ears.The music still hypnotizes me. It feels as I was there!


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      pylemountain1 9 years ago

      This lens is an awesome piece fo work! I've heard a lot about Woodstock (I was 1 year old at the time) but now I know more about it. Thanks!

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      Kyanisunrise 9 years ago

      This is a great article. I was to young to be there but I love the music. You put a lot of work in this.

      Great To Read!

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      jeev 9 years ago

      Awesome. Simply Awesone. No words to this Lense

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      You're #1... peace & love.

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      soliloquise 9 years ago

      Ooooh I wish I had been able to go to the original but I was busy being born ! :)

      Otherwise I would have run off with Janis Joplin into the ether :)

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      DLindberg 9 years ago

      This is FANTASTIC!!! The best collection of what musicians from that time have idolized and have been inspired by. I was 17 in 1969 and had just graduated from high school but not brave enough to attempt anything like strike out a travel to such an event! I wish I had, but I was there in spirit. These musicians inspired the truest passion of my It was a history and cultural changing event, every bit as much as the industrial revolution.

      Thanks for finding all of this and giving it to all of us to be reinspired and reinvented.

      Take care and I have become a fan and will keep following!


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      LABELSTONE 9 years ago

      Great and nostalgic lens! Thanks so much.

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      sbaokay 9 years ago

      I had a great read of your lens. Just listening to John Sebastian on the Youtube video as I write this. Was a bit too young to attend Woodstock and I was in another country at the time but still if I could have, I would have been there.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Awesome lens! Way too it! Thanks!

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      GreenRevolution 9 years ago

      Very cool lens! This is an awesome tribute to the Woodstock Music Festival. Great information, photos, and videos. Well done!

      5***** & Favorited!

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      videogamereview 9 years ago

      Great lens...must have been some party!

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      Amanda Blue 9 years ago

      A marvelous lens about an unforgettable happening. 5*

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      Stephanie 9 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      Great Lens! Very informative, searchable and a rare piece of your own history!

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      anonymous 9 years ago


      I was negative 13 at the time but the fact that i didn't go to Woodstock is still one of my biggest regrets :)


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      Lee Hansen 9 years ago from Vermont

      I was there in spirit - but not in person. I had a toddler to care for, no money and no wheels. It was an intense time to be young - peace, love, music. Thanks for preserving the memory and the meaning; and bless your mom for being so right on. 5*

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      never born at this year but if I do, I'll definitely be there.

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      SerenityPrayerG 9 years ago

      Lots to appreciate, then and now! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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      breckh 9 years ago

      OMG what a wonderful lens, I was there and you made me feel like it again by reading your memories. Thanks. The best skinny dipping in the lake.


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      lens4Him 9 years ago

      Extremely informative lens. I lived in England at the time and the festival got a lot of coverage over there, especially Country Joe Mcdonald with the anti-Vietnam 1 2 3 what are we fighting for.

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      WorldTravelers916 9 years ago

      woostock set the stage for raging concerts!

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      popworm 9 years ago

      Excellent lens! I was only 6 when we traveled from Orange County to Roscoe, NY that weekend. I vividly remember "hippies" standing along Rt 17 holding signs and cash in the air to get a ride. Sad to say, almost all of Sullivan County is now gearing up to fight (or welcome, I guess, depending on your position) a major influx of natural gas drilling. I fear the area will never be the same again.

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      casamonika 9 years ago

      Awesome lens - thanks for the memories. Even though I could not be there, Woodstock went around the world to everyone who welcomed it just like it is doing again - thanks to you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice Lens

      Good work

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      Papa-Doc 9 years ago

      OMG Totally Awesome

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      goodguy2046 9 years ago

      What I can say is FANTASTIC! 5 Star RAted!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I had just turned 16 on May 25, 1969 and was with group spending a week in Washington DC, then went to Europe for 7 weeks. I quickly befriended a group of guys from New York who were on our tour and had already graduated from High School. They took me under their wings, gave me a crash course in the critical societal issues of the times, and helped me sort out the state of things that summer.

      Music was in the air, Jimi H., Jimmy P., Rolling Stones’ Honky Tonk Women was just out and already No. 1 in London, and for a while, Kick Out the Jams by Detroit’s own MC5 was number one I Europe. The music was immersed in vapors given off by the Anti-Vietnam War crowd, I think Fumes would be a better word, speaking of the war – not the crowd. When I was in Washington the blacks were putting on nightly shows in the streets right outside below my hotel window yelling and carrying on. They all looked like they were having fun, but I could not tell exactly what they were doing out th

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      in Paris, I would have to say that doesn’t really count as a “first” but it was fun. The ladies on the corners with their purses all had great accents. Now that I think about it, all the women I met in France had great accents. And too quickly, although it seemed like that summer would go on forever, it was time to go home. Back where the drinking age was 21.

      Now, how to top off that summer’s trip? Take a guess.

      So, on the way back to the States, these New York guys told me about an “Outdoor Music Festival” they were going to – that the train would take us right from the airport strait Upstate to the concert. I remember thinking, like it was 30 seconds ago: “an outdoor music festival… hmmmmm… banjos…?? Fiddles…????, hillbilly country …??? …it was for sure going to be real hot outside and all, not very cool at all, might turn out to be a real drag... probably will.” Well, I looked over the Upstate New York guys and told them: “Outdoor music festival?

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      richard_wheeler 9 years ago

      I heard Woodstock was a real hit. I was not born until 1971 so I could not go. I hear they had over 115,000 people show that entire weekend. I bet everybody there had a good time. I bet it was wild being there in person. They had talked about an Woodstock 2 but I do not know if that ever happened. I do image the cleanup after the event was messy and took a long time to clean up.

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      Jezzzz 8 years ago

      What a lot of information.. I loved how you organized it. Check out Miley Cyrus Concert Tour Tickets...

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      jdpugsle 8 years ago

      Wow this by the most brilliant Squidoo lens I have ever seen! Amazing! When I grow up I will one day be able to be as cool as you. Thank you the inspiring squidoo lens. I enjoyed it.


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      eBookLover 8 years ago

      Nice lens you have got - rated 5 stars. Visit mine at Ashley Harkleroad Photos

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      TheFaerie 8 years ago

      I was in England but my spirit was there. It was an amazing time to be young. Thanks for the memories :)

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      press8 8 years ago


      Thank You.

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      Sharon Stajda 8 years ago from Shelby Township Michigan

      Great and nostalgic lens - cool baby... Shar

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      Handmade-Indian-Collection 8 years ago

      wao.......very nice lens

      Good Work..

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      JMatera 8 years ago

      I'm a big fan of Woodstock '69. This is a great lens. Thanks!!!

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      YFunk 8 years ago

      Nice piece of musical history, Thank you.

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      GingerAlly 8 years ago

      Great lens! I wish I could go back in time and experience all that peace love and music.. ;-)

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA

      It was 39 years ago today that a little concert on Max Yasgur's farm changed the world.

      Happy 39th Woodstock!

      Can't wait for #40

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      Elizabeth_Torres 8 years ago

      Thanks for putting together this great lens, it's a real treasure!

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      Fox Music 8 years ago

      this is a great and remarkable lens on woodstock..thank you!!

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA


      Just placed a few of your Woodstock 40th Anniversary items on this page (down below)

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      vps 8 years ago

      love this woodstock lens. at 14 years old, my cousin and i were forbidden to go by our conservative parents. we thought about just jamming up there for a day. had we gone, what a time we would have had and the punishment would not have been enough to rob us of the good times and memories we would have had.

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      miragana 8 years ago

      Good day! I like your lens. It is very informative.

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      davewashere 8 years ago

      This lens here, it takes me back. Well done.

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      Vic_Goodman 8 years ago

      At the age of 21 with a new family, a baby girl to raise and living on the west coast I was unable to attend, but boy did we hear about me. This lens brings back so many memories.

      Thanks so much for sharing. 5 Stars

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      beeobrien lm 8 years ago

      Amazing lens, Health Lady! You've put together an incredible collection of memories here. Thanks.

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      Julianne Gentile 8 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      I was only 4 at the time, but I'm sure I would have loved it. I grew up with that music as it was always playing around the house.

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      fefe42 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your experience! I learned so much about Woodstock.. I would have loved going but I wasn't around yet.

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      wallusbenzin 8 years ago

      What an amazing lens! Sorry that I was only 10 then and missed it!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      Wow! Nice work!

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      Davestoys 8 years ago

      At 14 I was not able to go. But I did keep up with a lot that was going one at the time. Great Lens I think someone already said it I was there is spirit. I have been to some other big concerts in Florida but I bet we never see anything like Woodstock every again.

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      BarryKrost 8 years ago

      Beautiful Lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i was not even thought of being born in the time of woodstock but i believe that i should have grown up then. the music of that time is that we will not ever hear again, it was pure and people were actually believe that peace was a possiblity not just a dream. everyday i try to make people believe that peace will happen again, nobody said quite like jimi hendrix - When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.


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      Ian-Blake 8 years ago

      Great Woodstock material, even better than some other Woodstock-specific websites I've seen browsing the net. I just added it to, you can go and vote for it if you want. Thanks!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This made a history in music industry and a great cause also. Keep rockin'!

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      BuyLegalHerbs 8 years ago

      What an event! I could only wish that I was there! Great Lens. Well done!

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      JimH 8 years ago

      You've done a masterful job of recreating this timeless event. My favorite performances were The Who, Hendrix, Ten Years After with Alvin Lee and The Band. Gettin old here!

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      Number1Athlete 8 years ago

      Awesome Lens!!! I wasn't alive in this era :( but i love this kind of music.

      Jimi Hendrix and The Who are amazing

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      JustAls 8 years ago

      Beautiful website... I think your mom would be very proud of this lens !!!

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      Debbie 8 years ago from England

      This is a superb lens a beautifully put together. I love seeing all the original tickets etc. I was very young back then but can remember seeing news items on tv at the time. Now, why hasn't this been made LOTD??? 5 stars for you!

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      ashleymia 8 years ago

      Great music festival. Good lens.

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      OldGrampa 8 years ago

      When Woodstock happened I was 5, and unfortunately, I didn't even find out about it until I was a young teenager. Cool stuff and a lot of my favorite music.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Enjoyed your pages. 1969 is the year I graduated high school, went from a 2 1/2 month hospital stay right to NY. Still have my ticket. I do remember an awful lot of it. A sign in a pasture saying "these are Max's cows let them groove". After the Festival ended and we were driving back to Jersey We stopped and yanked two signs off of telephone poles. Heavy white cardboard with a blue arrow and the word FESTIVAL in white inside the arrow. Still have it, sits above my turntable. Airplane were great, I remember flood lights sweeping over the crowd as Sly played, being all excited when John Sebastian was announced..Loved the Spoonful, Arlo was Arlo which is always cool, CCR, The Who, Tim Hardin quiet and sensative but captivating, met Wavy Gravy, shook Hendrix hand, bought a White Panther button, people everywhere that looked just like you. Arrived home tired, dirty, hungry, still high. Slept it off and realized what a great time we had...and most of my friends had asked you're going where?

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      vandris 8 years ago

      Fantastic lens!! Thank you for the nostalgic trip to the past. It was truly a monumental event that impacted many lives.

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      hzeste 8 years ago

      For a lover of 60's and 70's rock this is inspiring, the BEST!! I will come back and take my time with it, I will show this to my two teenage daughters.

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      mdvaldosta lm 8 years ago

      Holy in-depth lense Batman! Wow, most informative lens I've found on Squidoo... ever. Keep on 'a rockin'

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      40 years. Long time. I guess that says something for us who lived through that time.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      one of the greatest concert ever. rock on!

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      Bella21 8 years ago

      Awesome!!! I feel as if I finally made it to Woodstock... thanks! The music and memorabelia bring back such fond memories. Love the videos... thanks again!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I was there, in spirit. In desire.


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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Beautiful, interesting lens. Would love to have been there. The music was phenomenal! Gonna put on some The Band right now.

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      jpetals 8 years ago

      This is the most moving lens I have seen on Squidoo. The content is wonderful and this is the best culmination I have seen of Woodstock information and photos... however, I am speaking more to what you have written about your mom at the bottom of the page. It honestly made me tear up. Where would the world be without forward thinking and loving people like your mother? What would society look like without a generation who held and attended the largest music gathering the planet has held. But let's face it... it wasn't about music. It was about creating a passion that people like me can feel decades later.

      I'm a neo hippie and doing the best to raise my children with the love and understanding that was created before I was even born. Thank you.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great tribute! The latest Woodstock was nothing like what I seen on TV of the Woodstock of 69.

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      Caravansarai 8 years ago

      I was 10 years old when Woodstock "happened," but I remember very clearly hearing about it on the evening news. Two of my cousins, originally from NY but living in California, attended and when they got home, they shared most of the experience with us. Of course, they didn't divulge all the details lest the old folks keeled over in shock. LOL! Fantastic lens -- so far, my absolute favorite!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Congratulations on your 2008 Giant Squid Awards nomination and good luck! - Kathy aka "Pretty Bullet"

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Cool, original stuff, just great! Did you catch any of the Festival Express a couple of years later? I'd love to see a lens on that.

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      gia combs-ramirez 8 years ago from Montana

      I was 14 and living in Montana when Woodstock happened. Mini-skirts didn't make it to Montana until the 70s, so it was a miracle that I heard the music by 1970. We were all shocked (in a fun way) with Country Joe McDonald's use of the "F" word in our little musical world of Glen Campbell. I would have to say that this festival introduced me to so many great American musicians. And was my first glimpse of the power of a group with a focused intent. Wonderful lens that showcases the power of Squidoo.

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      gia combs-ramirez 8 years ago from Montana

      I was 14 and living in Montana when Woodstock happened. Mini-skirts didn't make it to Montana until the 70s, so it was a miracle that I heard the music by 1970. We were all shocked (in a fun way) with Country Joe McDonald's use of the "F" word in our little musical world of Glen Campbell. I would have to say that this festival introduced me to so many great American musicians. And was my first glimpse of the power of a group with a focused intent. Wonderful lens that showcases the power of Squidoo.

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      mistyblue75605 lm 8 years ago

      This page was outstanding! Loved the pics and videos and had a lot of great reading in it. Thanks!

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      Wow. Great job on getting the flavor and furor of Woodstock across. 5 stars and a favorite. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      Wow. Great job on getting the flavor and furor of Woodstock across. 5 stars and a favorite. Bear hugs, Frankie

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      booklvr 8 years ago

      Memory lane, what a time it all was. If we ever develop time travel, those 3 days would be booked solid. Thanks for sharing.

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      packman57 8 years ago

      Wow, Groovy!! What a time it was! Thanks for the memories! Great Lens

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      justinsas 8 years ago

      excellent job on this lens love the vids and pics what an interesting time to live.


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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow! Fabulous lens...watched all three videos..Janis Joplin is a fave of mine. 5 well-deserved stars...congrats on your nomination in the GS Awards.

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      mistyblue75605 lm 8 years ago

      Still think this is a great lens!!! Wonderfully laid out to capture the moment!

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      Deadicated LM 8 years ago

      Totally Groovy Lens!

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      Forrest McKinnis 8 years ago from West Richland

      Geez, I wish I had been there just after reading this lens. Love it! One of my fav's. If you like music such as this I'd invite you to check out my The Dave Matthews Band

      5's for sure.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i loved reading this site AND the comments. Thanks and deep appreciation to all who have been responding. I am a cousin of max yasgur's who so generously opend his farm for the Festival. I have written a book title:

      Max Said Yes! The woodstock Story. It is a children's picture book lushly illustrated and the publication date is May 15 2009. The book will be available for purchase before then. It is hardcover 32 pages. Guaranteed to be loved by generations to come. Please visit to get more of a flavor, and ask your book store and library to order the book. all pertinent info is on the sited. thanks. peace and love. abigail yasgur

      write me.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i loved reading this site AND the comments. Thanks and deep appreciation to all who have been responding. I am a cousin of max yasgur's who so generously opend his farm for the Festival. I have written a book title:

      Max Said Yes! The woodstock Story. It is a children's picture book lushly illustrated and the publication date is May 15 2009. The book will be available for purchase before then. It is hardcover 32 pages. Guaranteed to be loved by generations to come. Please visit to get more of a flavor, and ask your book store and library to order the book. all pertinent info is on the sited. thanks. peace and love. abigail yasgur

      write me.

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      Awesome lens! You did Woodstock justice! Congrats on being selected for the Giant Squid Awards. I'm rooting for you. 5*s, favored & rolled. Going now to see the website "Max Said Yes!"

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      I don't seem to be able to favor it or lensroll it on my mac tonight (no left column) so I"ll give 5*s & cast my vote.

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      Adrienne Jenkins 8 years ago

      I was wondering why your lens was #1 in music, now I see why. I love the way you share the story of your personal experience in Woodstock without being wordy and using the pictures and even the Amazon modules to wonderful effect. Thanks for posting it.

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      Congratulations on your Giant Squid Awards nomination!

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      K Linda 8 years ago

      I was a new mother at the time of Woodstock. I was living in Vermont and really wanted to go, but felt I couldn't. I did go a few years later to the concert of 600,000 at Watkins Glen, NY. This is a very well-done lens. Brings me back to those formative years. 5*'s.

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      6seconds 8 years ago

      Happy Holidays! (3:30)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i truly never found this that interesting, i pass the site every day on my way to places, i live in walking disiance. right now, im in the middle of a report and i know why its so great.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I was prevented from going to the original concert and I was only 21.7 miles away during that weekend, parents & my safety being only 11 years,old but I did try. I managed to play the reunions for 8 years though. The spirit lived on and I felt it the most being on stage, playing bass, 8-11 pm Saturaday night at the 25th reunion to only a 55,000 follow Woodstockers. You have done a great job here leaving out all the mayhem that now made it another concreate jungle for making a buck that has not happened eithier. I regret that all the great times I had there will never happen again. But as all things in today's world, theres a better plan that doesn't benefit anyone. The only way to keep that spirit alive is through a unbiased site like this. Yes I even lived in Duke Devlins house,,,UHMMM,,,,,It's a shame what happened there & a void in my world knowing that It will never be the same to play there again with the field, the mud, no order that was order, but at least the monument ????

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to ] Sorry to say Mountain did not play there at the 25th reunion in Bethel. Jimi's bass player is also wrong. I was the bass player that played with Joe and the night before with the guitar player that played with Jimi's bass player in England. We were in a band called Hot Vodka that took the stage about 8 pm Saturaday night until about 11pm??? I was also the bass player that woke everyone up at daylight with Vodoo Child???? That was with Joe. Is this where you made a mistake??? Hey thanks for the compliment then and sorry if you got confused. You might have been as high as me!!!! It was great because you and the rest of the everybody brought back that spirt that everyone enjoyed. Now if you went to Max Yasgurs original farmhouse owned by Roy Howard at the time I played with Buddy Miles, Drummer, who was in a Band Of Gypsy with Jimi and also woke everyone up at daybreak with Voodo Child as I did for 8 years in a row at daybreak. Glad you liked it!!!!

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      Lakota429 8 years ago

      Whoa! Although I wasn't sure brings back memories! Great job on a top notch lens! 5 stars and a favorite!! Annie~

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      In dedication to the 100 sleep away campers from Camp Willoway in Hancock New York that attended the festival in 1969. We were allowed to only stay the first day and part of the second. We were 14 and 15 years old and slept overnite in a cow pasture in the rain. We had extra food that was given away to others that had none as we were leaving. To this day, no one believes me when i tell them that I was 14 and at WOODSTOCK.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i wish i could be there, being the part of whatsoever the biggest musical festival which had created history and great cause also. anyway keep rockin' !!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i wish i could be there, being the part of whatsoever the biggest musical festival which had created history and great cause also. anyway keep rockin' !!!!!!!!!

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Congratulations on runnerup Best History Lens in the 2008 Giant Squid Awards. This is such an awesome lens!

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      Petee 8 years ago

      Great lens on Woodstock I have a site devoted to hippie related products.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to Dave from Willoway] I was in Camp WIlloway in 1969 and 1970, but I guess was only 11 and I think during Woodstock I was at my grandparents bungalow colony in Fernwood, NY. I do remember a lot of hippies sleeping on green pastures near the bungalow colony.

      I would love to find other kids who went to Willoway those years!


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      IArtist LM 8 years ago

      [in reply to Abigail Yasgur] Abigail thanks to your cousin a lot of people have great memories everyone being peaceful for a few days. How does the family feel about the take over of Bethelwoods?

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      maynzie 8 years ago

      fantastic lens

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      maynzie 8 years ago

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA

      [in reply to Abigail Yasgur]

      Abigal, I am so very excited to have to visit this tribute site. Woodstock made such an impact on my life and 3 days that I will never forget. As I read through many of the comments that visitors have left I tear up as they bring back incredible memories.

      I have added your book, Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story in the section above this and I am hoping that everyone pre-orders a copy so that they can help keep alive the spirit for future generations.


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      Charlyjl 8 years ago

      Hi, I loved your lens partly because I was born in late 1969. Woodstock was an event that effected the whole world. Thanks for sharing.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      [in reply to Charlyjl] Wow! I enjoyed this lens! but Charly, I never realized you were about the same age as our son! lol I was home with a 2 year old during Woodstock! But oh, how I remember those days!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to Dave from Willoway]

      What a terrific site! I was one of those 100 campers from Camp Willoway who had the great good fortune to have a "field trip" to the concert. The music withstood the test of time. And it's how I learned to look for forgiveness instead of permission. We all stood still for a moment. Thanks for such an exhaustive remembrance.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is great! I enjoyed your Tribute very much

      Wonderful in every way

      Best wishes

      Marisa Angelis

      Artist Designer Writer Poet Philanthropist Humanitarian Promoter

      Four nominations including "Australian of the Year 2003" Short List

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      jaye3000 8 years ago

      Awesome lens!! Can't help but get goosebumps. Thanks! Can't wait to see your others.

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      maynzie 8 years ago

      fantastic article, Wii Unlimited Downloads

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I was in college wishing I was there like so many of my friends. You did an awesome job with this lens. It is super. I thoroughly enjoyed. thank you.

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      sittonbull 8 years ago

      What started at Woodstock as a huge music festival, emerged from Woodstock as the signature voice of that era for all of us that were young and loved music. It all came together just prior to my trip to SE Asia and many of those songs and artists are indelibly etched into my persona! My cousin Ann was there, so we had a first person description, and of course the the freewheeling showcase of artists, the great music, the movie and the lasting legacy of Woodstock confirmed the monumental impact it has had on us all! Great to relive those times by checking out your excellent lens. Think I'll groove to a little CSN now. 5*, faved

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      Stepgree 8 years ago

      I wish I had memories of it!

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      sittonbull 8 years ago

      [in reply to sittonbull] Well Health lady, Couldn't find a way Or didn't see a way to favorite your lens in the conventional manner... so I just 5* & became a fan!

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      Susanna Duffy 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      'Things will never be the same again'

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      Mayapearl 8 years ago

      I just love your lens and i will come back to it a lot. A lens with soul!!!

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Had to come back and lensroll this to Age of Aquarius! ;)

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      carolkelly lm 8 years ago

      I moved to the S.F. Bay Area with my family, from England, in 1967. I was 7 years old, in '69, I was well aware of the hippies. My Dad flew for Pan Am, and we used to drive by them everywhere, on the way to the airport 2-3 times a month. I got in trouble for taking flyers from one girl, it was all about Woodstock. I stuck those flyers up in my room, after reading every word. I wanted to be there, but......I was a bit too young. When I picked up the guitar 3 years later, the first song I learned was Teach Your Children by C,S,N, &Y. Please do me the honor of visiting my lenses, and Thanks for the incredible journey!!!! Also, the first song that comes on my profile is Country Joe and The Fish....Gimme An F!

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      julcal 8 years ago

      GREAT LENS!!! 'NOUGH SAID ***** ! and a favorite

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      SingleAdultContacts 8 years ago

      I can't believe the amount of content on here!! I missed the original, but would be up for a new one! keep up the good work .

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      Asher Socrates 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great Lens brings back to mind a time when rock and roll was fresh and creative.........

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      Asher Socrates 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great Lens brings back to mind a time when rock and roll was fresh and creative.........

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      Smartshops 8 years ago

      Great lens with lots of information! 5*s from your friends at Smartshops!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What an outstanding lens! You are very lucky to have had the chance to go to Woodstock - thank you for sharing your experience with us :)

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      azuredrake 8 years ago

      Congratulations for the great lens you've got here! Full of info, I'll bookmark it to keep an eye on! :D

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      vitar 8 years ago

      Nicely done lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wonderful stuff!....oh and its good to see you've managed to divest yourself of that pesky "anti-commercialism"

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      danluther 8 years ago

      I was only 4 years old in '69 but wow, now I feel like I was there ! ( Well, you know what I mean ! )

      Thanks for a Great Lens ! 5 stars From me !!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      cool mom dragged me and my brother to woodstock, I was 5 and he was 3, I remember very little, mostly the long ride there and back again from the hippie farm I grew up at, in Minnesota, lol...I used to love to watch the movie when I was a teenager to try to find myself, or mom or someone else I knew in it, but never did...your lens makes me feel like a kid again, thanks

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      speakersecourse 8 years ago

      You put a lot of effort into this Lens. It really shows and you have inspired me, thanks, Jim.

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      rdkelsey 8 years ago

      Heavy man ... you should of taken more photos ... I didn't see one of me here!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Healthlady, if you don't mind, I've added this entire site to my Woodstock page. Thanks!

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA

      [in reply to Dave]

      And I have now added your site to our section called " Pretty Cool Woodstock 1969 Links" You've got a great site!

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      Jeff Quest 8 years ago

      A fantastic lens. I never made it to Woodstock but heard about it many times.

      Listening to the music still has an amazing effect on me! This is truly a special site and I will come back to it many times!!! Thanks!!!!!

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      AlfonsoAlvarez 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens Health Lady. I love the music and reading about the memories.

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      RolandTumble 8 years ago

      Awesome, and I do not use the word lightly. 5* & favorite.

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      a_traveller 8 years ago

      My all time favorite, woodstock '69 is a legend in music history. The lensmaster has been successful in bringing back history to life.

      A tribute to the magnificent artists of the times, Jimi Hendrix, Arlo Guthrie, Ten Years After, Janis Joplin, Credence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills,Nash and Young, as well as all the others.

      A time where music was what it is meant to be. Thanks for this masterpiece lens.

      We love it!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      A wonderful lens!

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      gnt101 8 years ago

      No wonder this lens rank is so high,

      so much info in here.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is a GREAT lens. Even though I didn't get to Woodstock (went to the Atlantic City Pop Festival instead) I still get chills when I think about it.

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      jessicahoward 8 years ago

      great work deserve to be on the top.great information about everything....i am amazed about the many people can't believe it...great job done.keep it up

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      EverythingFragr 8 years ago

      Thank you for this great lens! We get by with a little help from friends like you. Peace and love.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      The best rock concert ever!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      One of my favorite memories is that i don't have that if you know what i mean. Well i do remember hendrix on set and when he played star spangled banner everything just stopped. My buddy (who got a hold of the brown acid) was in the medic tent and he was getting treated and then it started and just everything stopped and was focused on jimi. Glad i was sober when he was on. My car got stolen and it took me about 5 days to get home. I was 17.

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      kiwikeel 8 years ago

      Great Lens! Checkout for a more modern english festival lens. Rock On!

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      logo-design-czarina 8 years ago

      i can see the effort of this lens. and the fact that this lens was able to relive the memories of Woodstock just made it even better :-)

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      Sam 8 years ago from Australia

      Incredible lens, Woodstock sounded wonderful. If only i was born.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect. -Mark Twain

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      mysticdave 8 years ago

      A very cool and awesome tribute of a beautiful and peaceful moment in time:)

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      mikeitloffe 8 years ago

      This is an wonderful lens. Thanks for sharing this info.

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      Pyronaut 8 years ago

      Woah incredibly nice lens!

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      littleriver 8 years ago

      And now, thanks in part to the ideologies that were celebrated at WoodStock, we can't trust anyone who's over, or under, 30.

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      California_Dreamin 8 years ago

      Great, great lens. I was born in 1960 so I wasn't really aware of Woodstock as it was happening, but I've of course listened to loads of recordings or it and seen documentaries, but this lens evokes the atmosphere of the times and the event itself better than anything else I've seen or heard.

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      Michaud68 LM 8 years ago

      Great lens thanks for sharing this great event 5*'s

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great story telling.

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      jeanklett 8 years ago

      Thanks a lot for this lens, I promise to come back. This remind me

      imperishable memories.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Dear The_Health_Lady

      Great lens - very informative ! I rated it 5* I invite you to join my

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      jura 8 years ago

      1969 Woodstok what a good times lot's of memorys thjank's great lens

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      Bill 8 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      This is great, I wish I were around in those days, I have always had a fascination with the 60's, in particular the music of the era.

      I have a Beatles Lens that people viewing this may be interested in.

      I really dig this Lens man!

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      wish i was there!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I was on Long Island near West Hampton Beach but remember the mass migration off the island and all the flower children who seemed to have a very distinct dislike or disdain for those of us who were wearing the uniform of our country Loved the music and it is a part of our heritage. Those were the day my friend. A great lens with a lot of effort and thoughtful effort. Good one.

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      SydneeH 8 years ago

      Such an awesome lens. My husband is going to love it (he's a tad older than I)!

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      orko187 8 years ago

      This Lens is Huge!! Good job man. Check out my lens on Hip Hop music. Not rap!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Was there and change my life forever in a good way. Never really appreciated people and music until i was surround by so many for so long. Would be wonderful to go back in time to those thre days and just live!!!!!

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      jtpratt lm 8 years ago

      You really do like Woodstock don't you? You like it almost as much as I like Free eBay Wordpress plugins (my lastest lens). I rate you 5 stars, check me out and rate mine too!

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      papawu 8 years ago

      You have created a phenomenal lens! I truly enjoyed it. I have often been told that I am an old soul and I myself believe That I should have been born a couple of decades earlier because I would have cherished the '69 Woodstock experience. Times and people have changed too much for anything with that kind of talent, spirit, and harmony to ever happen again and that is something that we can all mourn.

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      serendipitysmile 8 years ago

      "We are stardust. We are golden, and we have to get back to the garden."

      The Woodstock soundtrack was the first album I ever purchased.

      Thank you for an absolutely wonderful lens. Definitely one of my favorites.

      Happy Days,


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      Nintey 8 years ago

      Well what can I say but WOW! It was amazing to take a trip down memory lane, you made me feel 17 all over again! fab lens, thanks for sharing! you can check out my lens here -

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      DerlficKenter 8 years ago

      Damn, sever seen so much infos about Woodstock, thank you very much!!!

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      poutine 8 years ago

      Those were the days alright!

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      stevo_b 8 years ago

      Wow what a lot of research has gone into this lens. Great job!

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      Marcarr 8 years ago

      Woodstock has had a life lasting effect on my mother... ;-)

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      Niko2 8 years ago

      Brilliant lens, brings back great memories of the 1960s. 5 stars and favourite. If you get time check out my lens on 'John Fahey and his Amazing Acoustic Guitar" my hero from the 60's. Unfortunately I don't think he made Woodstock.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is the best lens I've ever seen! Outstanding!

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      QueSea 8 years ago

      Very well done. Thanks for creating it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Although I couldn't make Woodstock because I was in the Navy, I envy you for being there. It reminds me of back when music was really music. I visit it often.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I would just like to say thank you so much for sharing the joy of truth, this was wonderful, this page made me feel the love and peace that (if only for a moment) made me feel as if one day again soon we (the world) may just open our mind and experience something great... let me just tell you that when they (the world) get that time machine up and running, i will be the FIRST go go back and enjoy. you did a very well job at opening up the story in a way i had not experienced. thank you, and stay safe...

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      mountainbikes lm 8 years ago

      Excellent lens with great valuable content. Very interesting.

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      Loren Gross 8 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      I was born that year, but I am a big Woodstock fan. I check out all the stuff on "69" Woodstock. The "New Woodstock" was crap. Made me sick. Great lens. 5 Stars from me.

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Wow, this lens is awesome! I don't know how I've missed it for so long. I know a lot of the bands from Woodstock (about 1/3 of them I don't though). Day 2 looks like it would've been my favorite day, but Hendrix and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young is hard to beat. I stayed away from the other Woodstock incarnations in the 90's.. this one seemed better. Excellent work!

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      yelixref2 8 years ago

      It's a good lens and informative.

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      _Ryan_ 8 years ago

      Amazing to see how concerts have changed over the years. Seemed somewhat carefree during that time. Less hostility and more about just having fun.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      having attended all 3 "Woodstocks" 1969, 1994, 1999 I can honestly tell you that you can't go home again - the 1999 concert in Rome NY proved that people are now too much for themselves - I wish I could enjoy the freedom, the peace, and the true caring for one another that we all felt in 1969 once more - I love your lens - thanks for making my momories come alive again

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      A lot of great music came out of that era.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to Brad Botkin from Willoway] I was also one of the Willoway campers. I remember the bus, camping on the ground, the rain, the stage, the long lines at the bathrooms, and some of the music. When I tell people I was at Woodstock, they can't believe it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      The Paul Green School of Rock Music is paying Tribute to Woodstock August 15 with simultaneous all ages concerts in 55 cities. Keep your eye on for details

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      The Paul Green School of Rock Music is paying Tribute to Woodstock August 15 with simultaneous all ages concerts in 55 cities. Keep your eye on for details

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      You have my attention!!

      I need to come back to this later today and in-joy at my leisure!!

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      RonneyAlbert 8 years ago

      First and foremost i just wanna say this lens is great. When i was younger i tried to become a musician but the situation of mine did not permit me to learn it. I just wonder how music influenced and spoke to me. I don't want miss to say Woodstock is one of my favorite:

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This was truly a wonderful era to have grown up in. - I love the music from back than. You have created a wonderful tribute back in time. - Very lovely lens!


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      Bianconeri 8 years ago

      Very very good and interesting lens................ 5 *****

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      PianoLessonsOnline 8 years ago

      GREAT GREAT GREAT! LOVE THIS LENS. You deserve the #1 spot!

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      40th anniversary of Woodstock this year! This powerful lens is my favorite; it's featured at Sixties Memories - Woodstock Nation.

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      TMZURVITA 8 years ago

      great lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Excellent lens. Favorited it. If you get a chance chech out my Instant Stress Management lens.

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      ppc lm 8 years ago

      Hey big squid!!!parents wouldn't let me go,but I went to the 99 and 95 case anyone wonders why there is not more woodstock related sites the promoter M Lang who put on all the woodstocks like to sue everyone who tries to do any woodstock content

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is the best lens I have ever seen. Thank you. Oh what about the Doors

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      RobFonner 8 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens! I was 14 in the summer of '69 and I lived only about 50 miles away in Connecticut. I do remember the advertisements for it . Wish I was a bit older at the time. "I'm goin' home, see my baby!"

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      bbstreet4 8 years ago

      Thank you so much! I've always wanted to meet someone that actually got to attend Woodstock, this is just as good tho'. I was only 11 but I loved the music then and still do. Thanks for sharing! Peace & Light.

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      Janet2221 8 years ago

      I have always loved this lens! Lensrolled to my new Rainbow Tie Dye Gifts lens. :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This page rocks! The closest page to the true Woodstock that I have seen - keep rockin on

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      jvizzini 8 years ago

      Great lens! I love it when I see real people writing quality lens. There is so much junk on and seeing something that is compelling to read is just awesome!

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      TScottKincaid 8 years ago

      5-Star lens: brings back standing on the corner in my girlfriends handmade Levi 501 bellbottoms ( she split the leg seams and would sew in old denim to make the bell) and we also made our own Tye Dyed T shirts. Again-Great lens. SEE YA! Terry K. said that.

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      robbwindow lm 8 years ago

      Excellent lens thank you Jimi Hendrix awesome.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Wow - what a great lens - I need to come back and spend some quality time. I was a tad too young, but remember these times well!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey P (from one of your old SMART acquaintances)~

      I just shared a link to this lens with these folks...

      ...and I hope you don't mind. They provided an email addy -- woodstock[at]grammymuseum[dot]org -- in today's e-newsletter with a request for connections to folks with personal memories of the event.

      Peace & Love

      & all that jazz!

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA

      [in reply to Debi]

      Thank for you sharing my passion with & will stop by there in a few minutes. I really appreciate your stopping by & remembering a Smartie

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      five starbaby-com 8 years ago

      You made an incredible lens. Thank you for the resource. Great info, pics, video. WOW!

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      shoopak 8 years ago

      great lens keep up good work

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      MikeMitzner 8 years ago

      Great lens!! There's so much stuff!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I cannot believe that this "60s child" has only just visited this lens. What a great tribute! Angel Blessed!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I worked for Michael WADLEIGH (who has an Oscar as he was DIRECTOR and did re edit for 25th Anniversary) .. Spoke with many of the 'cast' of WS '69 .. the film that saved WarnerBros . the film that was taken OVER by WarnerBros because THEY all ran out of money and WB stepped in .. there are HOURS & HOURS of unedited film still in the vaults ..

      i was NOT at WS . I do NOT remember WS (from that time) .. do remember the music .. my life was the MOST important thing to me then .. Working on "Get Smart" and doing MY thing .. still young and not into wordly events then .. when I met Michael WADLEIGH . had NO clue who he was . .learned .. because I shared my breakfast with him one day and offered to make phone calls for him .. when I was finished with 'the temp job I was on' Michael insisted that I work for him . I did .. he came to my hometown back east when my Mom died .. and showed up here at my door a bit ago .. he took pix of me and I of him . why he is NOT mentioned here.. I do NOT kno

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA

      [in reply to aj2008]

      Aj thank you so much for your blessing! It's much appreciated.

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      nebby 8 years ago from USA

      [in reply to Nancy E. Barr]


      I have to agree that I didn't have enough of Micheal. Sure he does have a short spot in the trailer for the Woodstock: Director's cut trailer so I have added another video. This is one is where Richard Crouse interviews Michael in reference to the movie but he opens up more.

      Michael is a great humanitarian and I had added a few links on this page so that people can get to know him a bit better.

      Thank you!

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      RachelRae 8 years ago

      Woodstock 69 was truly the turning point on the century

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      naturalbody 8 years ago

      Groovy lens, I will pass this url onto my parents. They went to woodstock.. Awesome.. :)

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      Clairwil LM 8 years ago

      Very well researched lens. Excellent stuff *****

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      Megal LM 8 years ago

      Wow I had learned about Woodstock in a History of American Music Class. This really put things into perspective for me.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I can see why this lens got the purple star! So well deserving! I think it's neat to see that photo of Woodstock today and then an image of it just filled to the max with people. How neat that you were there.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      always knew I was born 20 years too late...

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      Marelisa 8 years ago

      What an awesome lens! No wonder you got a purple star. Very well deserved!

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      MicheleGlanceRooney 8 years ago

      This is an amazing account of Woodstock. It's like treating yourself to a slice of history to hear these interesting accounts of the many people who were there. As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, I think more and more Americans are yearning for a bit of nostalgia. A Woodstock reunion concert could be just what this country needs to get itself focused on peace and some great music instead of the troubled economy.

      Congratulations on creating an absolutely amazing Squidoo lens. The personal accounts and stories are what really bring it to life.

      Michele Glance Rooney

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      johnkim8 7 years ago

      Great lens! I totally loved the video! But do you know how these videos got famous? Thissite tell you all! The modern music is deleterious compare to the woodstock music in 1969!

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      sarees lm 7 years ago

      Greatest lens I am New and its a biggest inspiration for me.

      Woostock rocks but me unlucky missed it

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Wow! What an excellent lens on the legendary concert of the 20th century!

      Rated 5 stars as there are only 5 stars... otherwise I would have given at least 10!

      Congratulations on this wonderful lens!

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      dannym29 7 years ago

      What a great lens it is really informative, with so much information I would think you'll get many visits from people wanting to check all this out.


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      Twobit LM 7 years ago

      I've always liked the music from the era, it's more emotional and a lot more vibe them what is being played these days. If I were around during that period, I would most likely have been there.

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      Grombabka 7 years ago

      Hi. Great info. Thanks!!!

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      etftrendtrading 7 years ago

      What a fantastic lens! After reading about all the magic and wonder and craziness that was Woodstock...sometimes I wish I was alive in the sixties at an age where I could have gone to rocking at Woodstock. Thanks for the great info!

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Great to be reminded of this all over again! A fantastic lens!


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      [in reply to whitemoss] I arrived @ Woodstock a good 2 weeks ahead of the show starting and got hired by Woodstock Ventures because I knew howto run electric wire to provide the vendors with juice . The lines were aloo used to lite "Groovey Way" and Highway". I ended up working with Chris Langhart's stage crew..I stayed @ the Golden Horseshoe ranch for two weeks while dismantling the stage...I have many "ON STAGE" stories..JM

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      [in reply to James McNulty]


      I know how I have changed after just spending a few days at Woodstock, I can just imagine how it affected your life. I am so jealous :)

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      Steve_Andrews 7 years ago

      Great pictures, video and content on your lens.

      Come see my lens about how this ex-hippie exhales about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.

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      GaryM1 7 years ago

      Great lens! Although I was 25 at the time, I didn't make it to Woodstock, but the feeling of love and camaraderie that it generated lasted a long time after the concert was done, and had such a positive effect on our lives going forward. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

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      dannym29 7 years ago

      great lens really informative!

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      birth_announcement 7 years ago

      great lens! so much information!!! i need to come back here again when i have more time!!!

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      davemin 7 years ago

      great lens woodstock has so much meaning for those of us from that era

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      BobW 7 years ago


      That was quite a trip!



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      metalwaterbottle 7 years ago

      Nice site, but your facts are not historically accurate, JFK was not assassinated in 1969, I think you mean RFK and that was in June of 1968.

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      [in reply to metalwaterbottle]

      The events that are mentioned at the top of this page are mentioned as taking place during the 60's. Not specifically 1969.

      President Kennedy was assassinated when I was in 8th grade (1963).

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      It was three days (really four) of peace and music.

      And more music.

      And more music.

      The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, known as Woodstock, was a thirty-two act three day

      music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition" that was held at Max Yasgur's 600

      acre dairy farm in the New York town of Bethel.

      It all began on August 15, 1969, and ended on the 18th as the music kept playing and people stayed.

      It was an event that helped to define the 1960s.

      Half a million people attended Woodstock getting there any way they could.

      The traffic shut down roads that were never shut down before.

      It was a massive happening no matter how it was viewed.

      The performers were some of the biggest acts of the era.

      The Woodstock goers got wet, but the rain did not stop them from having a time that

      none of them will ever forget.

      Friends were made and lives changed.

      Oh what a time it was.

      I lived about an hour from the site at the time.

      George Vreeland Hill

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      methodologiesatvedicsoft 7 years ago

      good one .... :)

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      Spook LM 7 years ago

      Congratulations on the purple for this masterpiece.

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      krisdmd 7 years ago

      Very great lens. The videos of woodstock are awesome. Well i wish i could go back in time and i was born at bit earlier ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

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      carmin 7 years ago

      Congratulations your lens is a real encyclopedia, I enjoy listening to Santana's music

      Greath Stuff...Peace :)

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      jannick26 7 years ago

      Love this lens, this is some great stuff over here.

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      youngmoney213 7 years ago

      This was a great lens...i culd do an essay with this great info

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      [in reply to James McNulty]

      James McNulty~ great story & what cool memories. What's your email address? I'd love to drop you a line to chat some more. Have a couple questions for ya and someone you might know! Peace ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      [in reply to James McNulty]

      James McNulty~ great story & what cool memories. What's your email address? I'd love to drop you a line to chat some more. Have a couple questions for ya and someone you might know! Peace ;)

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      Dr_Joe 7 years ago

      wow great lens! I got entertained with this a lot.

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      Maripa LM 7 years ago

      I only saw the Woodstock movie,I was a teenager back than,living in a third world country,but I got the vibe too! Great Lens thanks for sharing!

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      scooponsoup 7 years ago

      Thanks for the wealth of information you've provided! It's simply unreasonable to comparatively associate any concerts to Woodstock- I wish I could've been a part!

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      Julia M S Pearce 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I loved this lens on Woodstock! I saw the film and was blown away.What an amazing line up of artist that played. Well constructed lens with great content!Loved the trip!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      If you didn't get to experience the time period from 1966 thru 1974 well, all I can say is, that had to be the best there ever was. People were human back then and everyone got along with each other. There was nothing called politically correct or incorrect. Music was living. Kids today don't even have a chance to have as good of a time as we did back in those days. It was GREAT!

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      Charmaine_Lim 7 years ago

      These are something alien to me, thanks for sharing!

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      tillson 7 years ago

      Very nice lens, I was there but don't remember much. lol

      I'll share this with my friends, thanks again for sharing this great lens

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      jammore 7 years ago

      I feel like i was there, great job

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      optimumanabolicsreview 7 years ago

      What a fantastic resource on all things Woodstock. Awesome job!

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      crissycris 7 years ago

      Brilliant lens! Thanks so much. I was 8 years old then so I was not really aware of such stuff but as I was growing up I started hearing about Woodstock and this lens gave me the whole picture about it. Totally awesome lens. By the way my fav is CSN&Y and correct me if I am wrong but I didn't notice any of their YT clip here? Could you still add?

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      jtw 7 years ago

      Man... I love this lens. Was way too young to attend Woodstock but I became a guitarist at a young age and I was raised on a lot of this music. I've been teaching guitar for years and draw from a lot of these artists.

      This lens has a way of making you feel like you were there.

      You've done an excellent job.

      Jerry "Stringbender"

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      jtw 7 years ago

      I love this lens. I guess this is about as close as you can get to being there.

      I was too young to attend Woodstock. At an early age I became a guitarist and have taught guitar for years. I've been influenced by many of the artists there.

      This is just a great collection you've put together. Good job.

      Jerry "Stringbender"

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      heehaw lm 7 years ago

      Wow woodstock! i wished i had a chance to be there! i love to feel the crowd of peoeple.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      [in reply to TnWolf] You're so right man..i'm 54 now but i was young kid..but i can feel at that time every you are write in your comment.

      Peace that was the miracle the younger people screamed to all the world.

      and even passed the time always woodstock meaned a pray of the youngers for the peace of the world.

      Happy 40th aniversary......

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      OnlyFunStuff LM 7 years ago

      Great read, its one of those things that if I had a time machine I would go to, 5*

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      brumot 7 years ago

      Great Lens, love it!

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      Cool. I am featuring you on my "Take a (Fashion) Trip to the Sixties" lens.

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      jerrymcvictor 7 years ago

      Fantastic resource. 1969 was a very special year: Woodstock, the Moon landing,... the end of remarkable decade.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I ma be there in 29' woodstock ..dang

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      cellphonecashsystem 7 years ago

      This is an amazing lens! One amazing history lesson on Woodstock...just what I was looking for!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I wish i was there. very entertaining

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      DAVEID 7 years ago

      Awesome. Brings back cherished memories of what seems like another life these day. Congrats on a great lens.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      I'm featuring this on my lens about the not-so-peaceful Altamont Speedway Free Festival of 1969. Re-Blessed!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hi: this is part of my collection

      i love this page, and i proud to see my other video here

      [woostock 1969 original site]

      regards Tony.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks for posting photos - good memories!

      Years later, I realized that everyone got along so well in adverse conditions, because there was very little alcohol, and I saw no hard drugs.

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      damnthatsfunny 7 years ago

      I only wish I could have been ther but I was only ten at the time and my parents just weren't that hip and cool to make the roadtrip.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Went with a group of friends, most are still my friends, We had a van,rented, a panel truck ,tents, 2 cycles and food and Sue to cook. Like most I have some unbeilivable memories, remember sitting on the hill all night waiting for Grace Slick to play with Ralphie satanding over me. Spent first night in the woods with a lovely lass getting soaked to the bone using my fathers army blanket, never saw that again, sorry dad, We arrived Thursday and left Monday so really had quite an adventure, Not as bad as a lot of people(freaks) wow haven,,t used that word in thirty years, because we had dry trucks to sleep and and stay dry. also we where probably the only ones eatin macaroni at woodstock. Have memories of laying onth e hill listening to the music while joints just kept coming thru and everyone being so mellow while makomg sure everything and most everyone was OK. Wish my kids could experience some of these great feelings that we were able to have during this time. Wow I'm 59 years old.

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      RollingLuggage 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens & Great information

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      If I had to give up everything to be at woodstock, I would've.

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      alberttwolf 7 years ago

      For some reason Woodstock decided to happen 10 years, before I was even born. However, if anybody around here has a working time machine, I'd like to borrow it, you know, for purely educational purposes and go take a look at 3 days of peace and music.

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      I think for those of us who weren't there, you have just brought us a little closer to the experience. My vote for lens of the year.

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      Travelsaddle 7 years ago

      I know those days were fun, I here so many stories about them. It's hard too have fun with others these days for a young man such as myself due to all the trouble that goes on. That's why I stick to my computer, it kind of makes me sad.

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      LapofLuxury 7 years ago

      Great post! Top 100 Guy

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      What treasured memories. I was only 12 years old but remember watching on TV. Congratulations on your Purple Star and Giant Squid Awards Nomination. Happy Holidays!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      If I could go back in time for one thing it would be Woodstock. I wish I was born earlier!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      So well done. Congrats on winning the giant squid awards.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congratulations on winning the 2009 Giant Squid award! Spreading a little Angel dust your way.

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      I am so excited that Woodstock is still remembered today & will always be grateful that I was able to attend and remember most of it.

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Congratulations for Woodstock Music Festival 1969, 2009 Best Music Lens!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Congratulations on your 2009 Giant Squid Award for Music!! This is a truly awesome page!!

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I probably would have gone to Woodstock if I had been close enough.

      This is such a wonderfully comprehensive article! Thanks for the hard work it took to get it online. It is even more special that you were there.

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      Andrew Scott 7 years ago from New Zealand

      This is a fantastic lens. Woodstock has defined my musical life - I don't know if I would have gone if I was old enough, my parents wouldn't let me be rebellious! Anyway, I live in New Zealand and was only 6 at the time. I so love everything about Woodstock and wish I was there. I especially loved 10 Years After, Joe Cocker, and The Who. It was fascinating to read your complete set lists - I have the film on DVD plus a 5 record (vinyl) set of songs, but I never knew everybody played such big sets. I live in hope of one day seeing a film version (or just recorded) that has all the songs by all the musicians. They must be available somewhere. So many of them gave career defining performances.Terrific lens

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      Kate Phizackerl1 7 years ago

      Great lens. Blessed.

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Thank you Kate! All of us Woodstock attendees appreciate it very much :)

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      Fcuk Hub 7 years ago

      My father wanted to come, but he couldn't he was on other side of irone curtains. In Czechoslovakia.

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      nattyno 7 years ago

      Wow I`m blown away so much on the happening of happenings ! And set lists ! Awesome !!

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      mariatjader 7 years ago

      what a great lens! congratulations

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Even though I was noy old enough to enjoy or rmember Woodstock I am intriged by it and enjoy some of the music even today. Then and even today I would paticipate in the rebel against the war! I still think that other countries should fight their own wars and we need to bring all our boys home, just as y'all did back then!!!!!!

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      KangarooJase1 7 years ago

      Amazing how 3 days in 1969 has still impacted on Western Culture for the arts, music and entertainment right up here to the year 2010, awesome lens.

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      poppy mercer 7 years ago from London

      What a moment in in England we really felt joined in spirit with you all; it was a special time. And the music................................thanks and congratulations for this lovely lens.

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      InTexas 7 years ago

      This lens is the best thing I've seen on Woodstock. You captured it, and I enjoyed it much better than the Taking Woodstock movie, which didn't impress me. Thanks for compiling and sharing!

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      steamtown 7 years ago

      Great Lens! I missed it myself [I was on the other side of the world serving in the army] but It does bring back many memories. People seemed to be more genuine in the mist of all that was going on then.

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      KittyKartell 7 years ago

      This is such a great page thanks!!!!!

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      Guided Abundance 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

      The videos make the page. I feel like I was there. Thanks for the trip through time.

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      find_large_folders 7 years ago

      The wonderful lens about Woodstock. Thanks!!!

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      jerryp52 7 years ago

      I wish I could have been around for this!!!

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      Digita1_Reaper 7 years ago

      Very educational just got done watching Woodstock in my class enjoyed it

      ps Learn how to save money just visit my site :D check out my website to get books to go green MoneySaver

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      earllyan 7 years ago

      generation x at its finest...

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      Happy_Sadder 7 years ago

      Great lens! You did a lot of work on that one! I was just looking up Woodstock around the net and also came across this article on Woodstock in relation to where it stands today you might be interested in: The Woodstock of the Souls - A Reflection on Woodstock on its 40th Anniversary.

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      feasibilitytemp 7 years ago

      Wow! Woodstock here? Nice job done. While I am looking some information about woodstock Music then found your one. Thanks for sharing. I must back to this post again and again.

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      projectmgnt 7 years ago

      A good collection of Woodstock music and nice lens. You added an excellent video. Thanks for sharing such information.

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      tintin79 7 years ago

      This lens would bring back some memories for my mum.. Well done.. Very cool.. Here's to Woodstock times.. :)

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      TheBurgerKing 7 years ago

      I wish I was alive during woodstock 69...I'll make up for it this year by going to the event in Toronto

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      highpriestess 7 years ago

      I was at woodstock, slid naked in the mud for a few days, then went home. visit my website here leave a comment

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wow, great lens. I really enjoyed this.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Dear all,

      I am a student from Spain and I am very interested in knowing about Woodstock Festival 69'. I would appreciate it that someone could help me in finding people who lived Woodstock 69'. The thing is that I will send some questions concerning the Festival to those who don't have any inconveniences in answering them.

      Thanks in advance, Best.

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      Sharon Weaver 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      It could never happen today so I think it must have been an experience of a lifetime. Fantastic lens filled with memories and insight.

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I'm back for a visit. I enjoy this lens every time I visit. Blessed!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      great website. i have a paper to write on this topic and this website gave me a few ideas. thanks so much for sharing everything(:

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      JewelRiver 7 years ago

      I'm too young to have gone to woodstock but I wish I did. I live my life according to peace and love. Great site. 5 stars

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      CarmenVj 7 years ago

      My parents was there and Janis Joplin was and still is big in my house. We have all of her music. What a time this was....

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I saw this video on youtube as well.

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      pinkrenegade lm 7 years ago

      Great music from some great artist

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      bollywood3bollywood3 7 years ago

      Nice lens,really.

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      ThemesHow-To 7 years ago

      Old music is always the best

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      brownmedia 7 years ago

      I wish I would have been alive to be there it would have been amazing. I am a big fan of Woodstock I have a collection of Woodstock items.

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      Jrich1936 LM 7 years ago

      love the music selection!!! The very best indeed! Everyone needs to remember what the movement was all about!

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      junflors 7 years ago

      a great article so many thing to learn God Bless and more power.

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      jeorgebanny302 7 years ago

      We have all of her music. What a time this was....

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      ComputerBackpack 7 years ago

      Rock On...sweet lens. i dig it. time flies, doesn't it? what a drag.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have T-shirt that I've own it since 74 posted it on facebook Check it out love this site thank so much Bunky Rice

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      the good old days....

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      Corentindu67 7 years ago

      good time good music good life

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Aaahh... Good ol'days. :*)

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      camus84 7 years ago

      Seriously, I was just talking to my friends the other day how great those days were. Piece and love! GREAT lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you! i fav'ed your lens.

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      stuart2463 7 years ago

      Absolutely awesome! I wasn't there but I remember all the news at the time. Great Job!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Would you ever consider selling the shirt?

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      misterwii 7 years ago

      Cool festival.

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      mom_8627 7 years ago

      Would be nice if it could be repeated. They've tried and and failed miserably, though. I guess genuine and copy are mutually exclusive!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love your Woodstock 199 web site! I was at Woodstock in 1969 and this is about a close as you get to the real deal. I've seen all the other Woodstock sites and they can't compare.

      Thanx for sharing the peace & love

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      jeux-import 7 years ago

      what a memories lol

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      jeux-import 7 years ago

      I found many sings who i don't remember.

      Jeux videos import

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      triathlontraini1 7 years ago

      Very nice lens! I was born just after it. :)

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      RosegardenAdvic1 6 years ago

      Can sense the excitement of Woodstock in this lens ... very nice effort.

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      jimk4 6 years ago

      What a great lens. This is really interesting! I "LIKED" it. Come stop by some of my lenses and spread the love!

      Whichever ones look interesting to you! Thanks a lot!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I think if you have been to Woodstock it will always be in your soul. It was a magical moment in time when the world stopped and a half a million young people enjoyed the music and each other. It is when townspeople and law enforcement acted appropriately. With the challenging weather, lack of organization and all the negative possibilities that could have happen when so many young people took over a conservative area in upstate New York everyone rose above it all and made an event that shall never be forgotten. There will always be a Woodstock spirit. I am glad I went and that I still have my 3 day ticket and Woodstock program.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I loved Joan Baez' version of the amazing Bob Dylan song, "I Shall be Released". Jimi Hendrix's improvisation skills are simply outstanding, and his classic rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" should be the national anthem.

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      DanSuciu 6 years ago

      @jimk4: I love your Woodstock 199 web site! I was at Woodstock in 1969 and this is about a close as you get to the real deal. I've seen all the other Woodstock sites and they can't compare.

      Experience New York

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      EliteChicagoLim1 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing good mood and love. What a colorful and interesting lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love this lens. I saw earlier that Dover Publications has a new Woodstock Paper Dolls: 40th Anniversary Flashback Edition book, and was thinking of your site then. Thought I would like you know. And, thanks for the kudos!

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      Steve Charles 6 years ago

      What a fantastic lens. If I had a time machine... aaaww man!

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      Aika 6 years ago

      wish I was there.. it's so called, history!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens!!.

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      Barbara 6 years ago from USA

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Far out, groovy lens, and what a time that was! - Kathy

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      An amazing lens, jammed packed with memories! Thank you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      That must have been one hell of a party.

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      seegreen 6 years ago

      Wow. I had no idea there were THAT many people. And I've never seen a list of performers or songs before. It must have been amazing. I am a Santana fan and tried to play the Santana at Woodstock - Soul Sacrifice video but it is no longer available, there is probably another on youtube though. Blessed by an Angel.

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      @seegreen: That you for the blessing - I have replaced the Santana video - Soul Sacrifice is also one of my favorites & boy did they rock it at Woodstock!

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      Storyteller LM 6 years ago

      i was born in "68, so didn't get to participate in this era, but Woodstock has always been a part of my life. It is the one thing that my wife and I connect, musically, to, and love to revisit often. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic historical event...

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      I grew up hearing about Woodstock, but never knew so many details. This lens is fantastic!

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      I was way too young for this but I love seeing all the old clips and photos. Cool lens :)

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      P.S. Blessed by a SquidAngel :) AND congrats on your purple star!

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      @VarietyWriter2: Thank you for the blessing and without the efforts Artie Kornfeld & Michael Lang, Woodstock never would have taken place - To Artie & Michael ⥠⥠⥠â«

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      Utsahan 6 years ago

      Beautiful lense, has a nice feel to it. Was before we were born, so thank you for letting us feel the vibe.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Fantasmamazingal lens! If only I had been 5 years older, a lot more worldly wise, and in the USA, then I might have joined you in one of the most amazing events of the 1960s.

      Woodstock was just amazing, great music even now more than 40 years later. I love the Matthew's Southern Comfort version of Woodstock by the way. That is the version that was in the charts in the UK, not the Crosby Stills and Nash one.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Jimi Hendrix was a god at the Guitar we are all gods of our own games his words of widom were When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace

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      svkhereiam1 6 years ago

      a brilliant glance at one of the biggest events in the history of music....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      his words of great wisdom of the power of love he shows we can all be our own gods at something he shows he could make his guitar sing I felt the tears flow when I could feel the crowd clapping to little wing solo a contribute from one of his fans when played When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace :Jimi Hendrix

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      I remember I wanted to be there! fantastic lens I can come back to time and again.


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      rmcmurphy 6 years ago

      I was 17 and in Brewster, NY anyway, my birthday was on the 20th so I thought I'd give myself an early birthday present. I told my folks I was going to drive up (in my "new" $600 Plymouth Valiant station wagon) but be back friday night "if it wasn't any good"... I floated back late Sunday night and my family said I slept for the next 24 hours. I'd brought no clothes, no food -- nothing -- but I have to say it worked out rather well... :)

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      Loretta 6 years ago from United States

      Woodstock is a fantastic part of our music and cultural history ~ I actually did my main paper senior year comparing the original Woodstock celebration to the absurd 1990s version, and I got an A for it ;)

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      ItsYourLife 6 years ago

      Brilliant lens! I wish I could have been there! The only festival I have been to is Reading Festival (UK), which is nowhere near as good as woodstock!!

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

      I'm just awestruck. This lens, just like I know Woodstock must have been, is amazing! I would have loved to have been there. My mom always tells me I was born in the wrong decade! Thank you so much for sharing so much of your experience with us!!!

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      TheHealthGuy LM 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      Dang! Just found this lens. I remember Woodstock! I wasn't there but I dang well would have like to have been. I was 14 almost 15. Great lens! I lensrolled it on one of mine.

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      stereodog 6 years ago

      great article

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      spunkyduckling 6 years ago

      Wow! This is one long lens. Don't really know much about woodstock but thanks for sharing. The humorous part about you and people staying far away reminds me of our 'jouvert' which comes just before carnival.

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      JustineNupp 6 years ago

      This was an time of expression and change that many experienced in both beneficial ways as well as detrimental ways. For the reader who would like to learn about that era this lens captures history.

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      CarolSue 6 years ago

      very cool!! takes me back. A very good history!

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      Wow, lots of info here! I was 19 when Woodstock happened, but I didn't go. It seemed an amazing time.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      OMG, I love this lens! I was only 8 when Woodstock happened, but if I was older I would have done anything to go. You would have seen me at every peace rally, sit-in and protest, wearing a headband ... and flowers in my hair!

      The story of where the festival actually took place is fascinating and I love that it was a 50 year old man that opened his land to all these people. Beautiful!

      I'm delighted to hear about the event from one who was there to experience it first-hand. :D

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      PopStarPeaches 6 years ago

      great lens!

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      Megal LM 6 years ago

      I liked Joe Cockers performance the most. Probably because I continued to hear it over and over again in the "Wonder Years" TV Show

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      Not quite old enough for it... But I did get to see The Who live a couple of years ago, and it was amazing! It was at a music festival, and they totally blew all the other bands away!

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      Magicality LM 6 years ago

      Awesome lens ... Wasn't born for another 11 years after Woodstock though ;-)

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      Rita-K 6 years ago

      Wish I had gone! What a great time! Thanks for sharing....wonderful lens!

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      capital44 6 years ago

      Oh man, very insightful. The envy....

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      capital44 6 years ago

      Oh man, very insightful. The envy....

    Now that the 40th reuinions have taken place....

    We have added a new guest book right below this and would like to know if you had a chance to attend any of the Woodstock 40th reunions.

    Do you think that there should be a 40th Woodstock reunion festival?

    Yes, if anything it would be a great concert

    Yes, if anything it would be a great concert

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      • DtKnight 3 years ago

        Absolutely! New generations need to understand the value and the importance of this music and the festival just as much as generations in the past understood the value. This is a trying time and a rapidly changing age, and the future generations of the world will be the forefront of the academic fights for intelligence and critical thinking that will rage by those who wish to continue to impose a lifestyle of ignorance on the willfully ignorant.

      • pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

        yeah, i love to witness one

      • nothlybckhm 4 years ago

        Of course there should be. It will never be like the original woodstock but it would be great to have people come together and appreciate music and pop culture history!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        At the original site of woodstock with the same amount of people at the 69 concert.

      • Otto Phillips 4 years ago

        Yes for nostalgia sake at least. There may not be very many performers around anymore who performed at the original but a 40th reunion is still justified in my mind.

      • Kevo1986 LM 5 years ago

        Most certainly even if the musicians today would greatly be very unappealing to me and probably anyone who was at WS 69.

      • Jillynn 5 years ago

        I would have loved it, despite the fact that some of the amazing artists have passed away.

      • liyucmh 5 years ago

        yes of course

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      • DebMartin 5 years ago

        Sure. I mean, why not? Don't need to recreate the original. Just need to feel a little of the same spirit.

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      • whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

        Although I couldn't imagine it.

      • Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

        Absolutely! However, it would not be the same as the original. But would would most likely create a new historical event and create more great memories. Hopefully, less mud this time. :)

      • Merstarr 5 years ago

        Second visit to this lens!! (On Purpose btw... ) Yes I think that any chance to

        a) honor an awesome moment in history, and b) have a great big concert is an opportunity that should be taken. This is my favorite lens I've seen so far :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i'm currently 17 years old. and i'd love to attend a woodstock type concert/reunion. arguments against the youth "not understanding" are completely invalid. in 1969, woodstock was for peace, love and harmony in a time where it wasn't present due to war. i've litterally spent half my life in a time of war, we are in dire need of some peace love and happiness:) i love the music of the era, and would definatly be in the crowd of any future event as soon as i could go:)

      • WildWilliams 5 years ago

        We could use some peace and love, but in the economic climate we are in that is heating some people up, it could turn into something else. We could all use some peace and love.

      • modernchakra 5 years ago

        Absolutely, why not pay tribute to such a phenomenal display of creativity!

      • ananimoss2 5 years ago

        But, simply, it would not be the same. There is no Janice!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        It's not even a question. There HAS to be a 40th Woodstock reunion.

      No, they will never be able to recreate the magic of the original Woodstock

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        • Cathy Lemke 3 years ago

          They did,Woodstock 99 and it was unfortunately a disaster!:(,i don't think the essence of Woodstock 69 can be recaptured again,it was just THAT epic and that kinda epicness will live in in history forever in the hearts and minds of those who were there to experience it!

        • Normyo Yonormyo 3 years ago

          No, but not because it can not be recreated, because Woodstock was a moment in time that does not need a reunion. What really is necessary is a revival of the idea that the world needs love and not love of power.

        • ohheyjude 4 years ago

          history doesn't repeat itself

        • RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

          It was a low tech time which enabled everyone to focus on each other and the music....don't think it would be anything but a commercial endeavor.

        • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          janis and jimi are dead so woodstock will not be the same again.

        • pyngthyngs 5 years ago

          IT would be pretty difficult to match that experience

        • MaryQuinlin 5 years ago

          I think it would be disappointing to many of the Woodstock generation to bill it as a "Reunion," since it will be infused with others who couldn't possibly come to it with the same understanding, not having had the same experiences that created the feelings of that era.

        • BuddyBink 5 years ago

          No, it would not be the same.

        • GaelicForge 5 years ago

          Nope- it would, perhaps, be better to just to do a remembrance gig just for the fun of it...... not billed as a reunion.

        • fullofshoes 5 years ago

          it would never measure up..... really it wouldn't :)

        • HuntAndFishGuides 5 years ago

          It just wouldn't be the same. I can't even think of one artist or band nowadays that could even be in the same category of Henrix, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, etc. Who would be in a modern day Woodstock? Lady Gaga?? Give me a break.

        • TL Stahling 5 years ago from US

          Don't think it'll happen. The momentum of the era is gone.

        • davidcobblestone 5 years ago

          Pointless. Half the people that played there are dead or nearing death! Besides, that festival was unrepeatable.

        • dsrobinette lm 5 years ago

          It's power is that it can never be repeated, remember the fires and rapes of Woodstock 99? once in a lifetime means something.

        • anonymous 5 years ago

          It was more than the music of the time, it was the magic of the time. That one special moment in "our story." Let this time have it's moment that is it's own story


        • AJ 6 years ago from North Carolina

          I don't see how it could happen today. The kids today wouldn't get it -- and neither would the performers of today. The cost would be astronomical by their standards today. And the people who were there back then, well -- I was a little too young then (12) and I can't imagine camping out in those conditions for 1 day, much less three! Getting!

        • Kathryn Grace 6 years ago from San Francisco

          Keep the memories. Make something new for this time, this world, this season.

        • Lynn Brophy 6 years ago from Commack

          Not sure they can re-create the wheel...But my mind is open about it!

        • webupsquid 6 years ago

          Can't beat the original, always have to keep it fresh.

        • brandanhicks 6 years ago

          seems like crazy times!

        Woodstock photos, Woodstock t-shirts, Woodstock posters, Woodstock 1969
        Woodstock photos, Woodstock t-shirts, Woodstock posters, Woodstock 1969

        Have you ever noticed that in many Woodstock photos you see many orange tents?

        Well for those of us who pre-ordered our tickets by mail we also had the option of purchasing an inflatable tent for $5 and many like me took advantage of the offer.

        Woodstock 25th Anniversary Cola

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        Woodstock 25th anniversary cola,Woodstock anniversary,Woodstock 25th anniversary

        Although I wasn't able to make it for the 25th Anniversary, I was able to score an unopened cola can. I thought that the design on the can was kind of fitting for the 25th.

        Psychedelic painted vw, Psychedelic,Psychedelic Woodstock
        Psychedelic painted vw, Psychedelic,Psychedelic Woodstock

        Please Visit Us Again

        I hope that you have enjoyed this little piece of the past. For me it is a true labor of love and social sharing. Please bookmark and stop back again as you'll never know what we'll add next.

        If you haven't already, please leave a comment in my guest book.


        The photograph of the VW Beetle pictured at the right was not taken at Woodstock but was taken a few days before the festival.

        Pretty cool paint job, don't you think?

        All of the photos and scanned memorabilia (with the exception of those with hyperlinks) are all part of my personal collection.

        Woodstock 1969 - Facts You May Not Know

        This page is dedicated to my Mom, who was not only nice enough to allow my brother and I to go to Woodstock (and who saved tons of newspaper clippings about Woodstock while I was there) but who also taught my brother and I to always be true to ourselves.

        We miss you!

        2/22/22 - 7/04/92

        There were two main 40th reunions - the 40th at the original site at Bethel and West-Fest in California. There were also a host of reunions worldwide.

        We would like to know if you were lucky enough to attend any of these reunions and what your experience was.

        Than you!

        Were you able to attend any of the Woodstock 40th reunions?

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            phone-detective 7 years ago

            I was a little young for woodstock, but love the music. Cheers

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            Patricia 7 years ago

            When I was a teenager I rented this movie numerous times. I loved the music of this time when I was a teenager as if I were a reincarnated Great lens about a cool time in history!

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            anonymous 7 years ago

            I was there and recorded alumni, good time. from Stu





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            ruilevi 7 years ago

            Would love to have been born and been there,great lens & 5*!

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            skinnyguysbuildmuscle 7 years ago

            Looking at this amazing lens thats about an amazing event sometimes makes me with I was born earlier! oh well in the meantime I can use your lens to dream about what it would have been like at woodstock.

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            thesuccess2 7 years ago

            You just wouldn't believe the pure optimism of those times

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            LuckyGirl7 7 years ago

            We need another!

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            bdkz 7 years ago

            Congratulations on winning the 2009 Giant Squid Awards!

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            Joan4 7 years ago

            Congratulations on winning the Giant Squid Awards for 2009 for Best Music Lens!

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            myraggededge 7 years ago

            Awesome lens and well deserving of a Giant Squid Award!

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            marketer001 7 years ago

            I lived during the time of this event, even tho my parents would not allow me to go, I always wish I could have. It was one of the best and biggest event we ever had. Most of which was due to the "Vietnam War" and other movements. I know several of my friends that was there and wish I was there too. Great job and hope that your lens says #1.

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            WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

            Congratulations on your well-deserved 2009 Giant Squid Award! Thank you to your mom, too! Happy New Year 2010!

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            loganadrian 7 years ago

            Congratulation! Keep up the good job

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            lightrix 7 years ago

            Excellent lense, this is easily the best woodstock page I have come across on not just only squidoo. Thank you for compiling such great information into one page.

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            lilmuchang1 7 years ago

            wow, you must be a woodstock fanatic :)

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            jakealoo 7 years ago

            What a Beautiful Lense!! It is no coincidence that this Lense is ranked number # 7 overall in Squidoo. That is just ridiculous with a page rank of 6. I am extremely jealous

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            AlinaWarner 7 years ago

            Favorited and 5 *****

            Excellent lens.

            Thank so much for sharing this information. :)

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            Guided Abundance 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

            I'm happy to favorite this page. I wasn't born yet, but if I ever had a chance to go to a reunion I would hope its as nice as your lens makes it seem. So the question of whether they should have a new reunion is up to the pros.

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            anonymous 7 years ago

            Great lense and best info. Thank you so much.

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            sudeep13582 lm 7 years ago

            very good lense...

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            charisse003 7 years ago

            I really love music but that time not born yet. But surely it was great. Thanks so much your lens.



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            QuiltFinger 7 years ago from Tennessee

            Wonderful lens. LOVE Woodstock, wish I had been alive then......I've watched the DVD SO many times, thanks for the nostalgia kick, great photos and media. 5 stars!

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            emyakindu 7 years ago

            Peace forever!

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            calvinhilario 7 years ago

            great job!

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            Tahmmie 7 years ago

            I love your lens. I had several hendrix videos from woodstock on my youtube playlist but youtube took most of the videos down recently. very disappointing.

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            Obscure_Treasures 7 years ago

            What a lot of work you have put into this lens!


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            steamtown 7 years ago

            If there was ever a time machine, I would be the first person on it!

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            GoNaturalRaw 7 years ago

            I was a tad bit too young (9 yrs. old) to even think about going to Woodstock, but have always loved to watch the documentaries on it! In fact, last week, my sister found a whole new documentary on tv that really showed much of the crowd stuff going on -- that's what really cracks me up! We noticed that the clothes didn't even look funny coz their all in style now! Super enjoyable and inclusive lens!

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            johnsmythelinks 7 years ago

            Freak out with Fun, Frolic and Fiesta

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            johnsmythelinks 7 years ago

            Its always cool to be a part of the nostalgia

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            maddiegascar 7 years ago

            Wow, this lens is so in-depth! I love it! Woodstock is so fascinating to learn about and you put this together really nicely. Great job!

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            burgesspetcare 7 years ago

            Excellent lens with great information. Keep up the good work.

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            Airinka 7 years ago

            I delegate 10 points to the author of this lens ;)!

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            Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

            When I find a lens like this I really miss the days when I was a Squidoo Angel and could give more than a 5 star rating!

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            surviving-2012 7 years ago

            Very nice. I hope that your words of encouragement live on forever.

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            mark_namepen 7 years ago

            nicely done well written

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            dogbuddy 7 years ago

            Great lens! Peace...Love...Rock and Roll...

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            anonymous 7 years ago

            I've got a lens that I mentioned being an old hippy on and that I lived on the Saum commune. Well, someone who lived there too decided to search for it on-line and found me with that little bit of info. What a wonderful surprise to hear from him after all these years. ~ Just wanted to stop by again, I do love this lens. Awesome!

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            Yvonne L. B. 7 years ago from Covington, LA

            Woodstock Music Festival 1969 has been featured on Coca-cola Chocolate Cake ( ). I ate cake instead of going to Woodstock.

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            Tektonic9 7 years ago

            Hey nice site with great information. Keep up the great work.



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            wotanuo 7 years ago

            @QuiltFinger: mbt is short for "Masai Barefoot Technology" ,Mbt shoes is dedigned by Turkish Defence Minister.MBT Fanaka is another MBT shipping now.

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            anonymous 7 years ago

            woodstock is the best Rock party i ever attended in my whole life

            Harvey of kasabihan

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            johnsmith182 7 years ago

            If there was ever a time machine, I would be the first person on it!

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            charity7 7 years ago

            Wow this is an awesome lens!!! A lot of good info. I was in the 7th grade when Woodstock was happening. I remember the song Woodstock by Crosby, Stills and Nash playing constantly on the radio in 1969.

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            cobra59 7 years ago

            You did a fantastic job on your website!I will pass this along to others and visit it often.

            Thank-You so much!

            cobra59 6-26-1010

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            squiddo  7 years ago

            Jimi closed the event on Monday morning. 4 days actually...

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            nebby 7 years ago from USA

            @squiddo : So true!

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            TriCandy 7 years ago

            Great lens, brings memories of hearing my brother talk about Woodstock.


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            anonymous 7 years ago

            Hi, killer good lens! Here's a tip for everyone: Here's a good place to find tickets on eBay.

            You'll find tickets for banks, concerts, sporting events and more.


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            anonymous 6 years ago

            My wife and I and my 16 year old daughter went to the reunion and it was fantastic, just being there and being at the same place as Woodstock happened was great, We have been up to see a couple of other bands since then it is a great place for a concert, two weeks ago we saw Santana, really good.

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            turner-bob 6 years ago

            Excellent !!

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            mariapacome 6 years ago

            very nice lens !

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            SacredCynWear 6 years ago

            What an amazing expericece this must have been. Great lens!!

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            Vishenda 6 years ago

            this is an EPIC! it's an unforgettable event for a lifetime!

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            capriliz lm 6 years ago

            Amazing event!

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            annel lm 6 years ago

            I was born in 1969 :) otherwise I'd be here!

            amazing job done here, thanks for your page

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            Jacqueline Marshall 6 years ago from Chicago area

            deja vu . . . stupendous lens

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            oyningen 6 years ago

            thanks forsharing :D!

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            teamlane 6 years ago

            Great lens about Woodstock! ~ Colleen :)

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Wow! You have definitely put a ton of effort into this article and it shows! Having only been 7 at the time, and living in NZ, Woodstock was not an option for me, but enjoying the music of that era is still something I do to this day. Thank you for sharing all these videos and articles.

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            reasonablerobby 6 years ago

            The band Ten Years After played at Woodstock with Alvin Lee lead guitarist from my home town of Nottingham UK! Awesome.

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            Alicia 6 years ago from New York

            No I wasn't I wish I could have though.

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            Sk8erBoy1 6 years ago

            Amazing lens dude! Awesome job!

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            Calder 6 years ago

            Wow, what an amazing lens! Congrats on getting in the top ten lenses on squidoo!

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            Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

            I have mixed feelings about Woodstock. Great music but not wild about the other aspects. Great lens about it though.

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            shannonpatricia 6 years ago

            Great lens!!

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            kraji lm 6 years ago

            I didnt attend any ot these reunions but anyway I love this music and still like to listen it.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Nope, didn't get to attend a reunion, but I appreciate that someone cared enough to do them.

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            Teacher Adez7 6 years ago

            This time was a very interesting time in my life, and this lens brings back a lot of fond memories. THanks for the ride down memory lane!

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            thesuccess2 6 years ago

            Wow a master-class lens for he Greatest Festival ever

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            jgall34 lm 6 years ago

            WOW!!! Fantastic lens and very in-depth. I like all the videos of the performances. I enjoy listening to the music of that genre there is nothing like it.

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            capital44 6 years ago

            Oh man, very insightful. The envy....

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            StaciJansma LM 6 years ago

            Nope - was not able to attend - but your lens is just awesome! So much detail and pictures - Great job! (as I type my security word "creative" - Yes your lens is VERY CREATIVE!)

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            iamlegend lm 6 years ago

            great lens! I would like to arrange my woodstock party soon

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Great lens

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            MrKerouac 6 years ago

            My aunt went. I've heard some stories. (forehead wipe)

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            Kirsti A. Dyer 6 years ago from Northern California

            It would have been interesting to attend.

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            JackieBiz LM 6 years ago

            Fantastic lens! What incredible memories.

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            garethjax lm 6 years ago

            The revolutions will not be televised!

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            pianoguy1 6 years ago

            Great lense very informative I love listening to the music from that time period it kind of got away from Lee Lewis and the piano.

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            pianoguy1 6 years ago

            Very nice I want to learn piano by ear

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            surviving-2012 6 years ago

            Very nice!! Excellent site. Congratulations!

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            mikerbowman 6 years ago

            Wow, what an insightful and well written lens... this is truly great! I wish I were alive for Woodstock... Jimi Hendrix remains one of my all time favorite performers.

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            Coffeebreak9am 6 years ago

            This is awesome! I was 19 at the time...I had friends that were able to go then, but I could not...this is great to it!

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            Blurasis 6 years ago

            Very informative!

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            teemu 6 years ago

            Great lens! Those photos are amazing! Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Great lens. Great photos. Very informative for those of who did not have the great pleasure of attending.

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            ChristopherFranko 6 years ago

            this is so damn amazing. I WISH the people of today would have a woodstock. i would be there so fast.

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            JimH 6 years ago

            This is my favourite music lens of all, this festival took place when I was 18 and had such an impact on me. I've lnsrolled it to my Ultimate Rock Music Poll lens.

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            Judy Martin 6 years ago from Mississippi

            I was there and wish we still lived in that time. Thanks

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            ScottyV 6 years ago

            Wow! great lense. I sooo wish I could have been there (too young)!

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Thank you for an entertaining informative page.

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            ICanCook 6 years ago

            I really wish I was there, but I've attended a few reggae festivals and pretended that it was Woodstock.

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            GuyB LM 6 years ago

            My mommy wouldn't let me go to either one

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            Tagsforkids 6 years ago

            Always a great trip down memory lane. I wish i could have attended, but that the year i started college. In hindsight, Woodstock might have been a better choice! :)

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            lovelylashes 6 years ago

            I always think it sounds like fun to go to Woodstock!

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            David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

            No. Missed it again, but I feltâand feelâthat the time is passed.

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            gravityx9 6 years ago

            I missed out, but your site really took me back! thx for all the cool videos!

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            headmango365 6 years ago

            Very nice lens.... Backlinks

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            kathysmith lm 6 years ago

            I made this video for Good Morning America on their Woodstock Flashback 3 Days of Peace and Music... "Freedom"

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            John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

            Afraid not, born in the UK

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            gravityx9 6 years ago

            Ga-rooovy lens! I was feeling listening to some old 'LP's and, well, made a little lens. I featured your cool lens to my 'Feelin' Groovy' lens. THUMBS UP!

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            javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

            I just watched a Woodstock movie today. Great show, and a great lens. Blessed.

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            Jrizk82 6 years ago

            This is a great lens. I love how much info is in one place. Thanks.

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            arditjandra 6 years ago

            As Liz Lemon would say, I want to go to there. Terrific, evocative lens.

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            maston lm 6 years ago

            nice lens, traffic and love music

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Goos times

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            jackieb99 6 years ago

            Oh man...I wish I was there!

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            JanetClifford 6 years ago

            Awesome lense, a fantastic history of Woodstock.

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            JVandewalker LM 6 years ago

            I was not able to make any of the reunions, but I really wanted to. If you get a chance to do so Bonaroo in middle Tennessee is like Woodstock. It takes places every year. Great tunes, camping out, peace, and love!

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            Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

            I was here before, just wanted to congratulate you on this lens being chosen as one of the 35 with the best introductions...congrats! :)

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            Patricia 6 years ago

            I rented Woodstock as a teen many times. I loved it!

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Thank you for creating this lens -- it is spectacular. Never went to Woodstock but love all the music.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Didn't make it to the reunions or the original Woodstock - but love this lens! Thank you.

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            wondersmoke lm 6 years ago

            really interesting lens, and so much info wow!

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            Michelle Mafra 6 years ago from Corona CA

            Great Lens! i think i was born in the wrong decade as i wish I had a chance to be at the woodstock! Too bad i was born in the 80's I fell like i missed the best fun.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Nope, but it sounds cool

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            Emmaknows 6 years ago

            Amazing lens! Learned a lot! I wasn't born till 1993 so for obvious reasons I have not been to any of them but I am very interested in the topic so thank you so much!! It's really cool to hear it from a "normal person there" and not some historian if you know what I mean :)

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            Michey LM 6 years ago

            This is a very well documented Woodstock event I ever have read.

            Blessings for this lens from a Squid Angel

            Happy New Year

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            nebby 6 years ago from USA

            @Michey LM: Thank you!

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            dragonlow 6 years ago

            Great lens with huge info. Thanks

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            TheProspectiveEconomist 6 years ago

            Thanks for all this information, I will show my dad when he gets back :)

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            Jen 6 years ago from Canada

            No I didn't attend any. I didn't know that the credence clearwater revival palyed there. The pics you do have are awesome.

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            wawancash 6 years ago

            very interesting. someday I'll come there.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            No, I didn't attend a Woodstock reunion. However, I was born in 1969, probably thanks to some of the music that was played at Woodstock. :-)

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            Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

            I was not able to go to Woodstock, have been sorry ever since. What great memories of these artists and the way it was you've brought back. Thanks for sharing.

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            Krafick 6 years ago

            I was far away in Mauritius. I would have loved to be there.

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            emyakindu 6 years ago

            Oldies rock!

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            Milamber52 LM 6 years ago

            This is an awesome lens!

            too bad I wasn't born in that time cuz woodstock was the most epic off epicness or something (:

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            kjscreations 6 years ago

            Great lens.... I was still in elementary school but my Brother in law enjoyed the Woodstock experience. Thanks for sharing this lens with us!

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            Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

            Great lens! Well put together with some great pieces of history and information.

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            wpo1408 6 years ago

            That's a great site!

            It brought back a lot of memories.


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            Steve Arun 6 years ago

            A well crafted woodstock. love this lens, I have add you to my top 5 featured lensmasters list as well as featured this lens at Popular Music of the 70's .


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            sych06 6 years ago

            Nice video collection!

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Lens WOW. Thanks

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Great lens with huge info.

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            Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

            I was in the wrong place to have enjoyed this event, but your wonderful lens makes up for that :) Blessed!

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            bboy131 lm 6 years ago

            WOW! Such an amazing lens. Huge and interesting.

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            AnonymousJ LM 6 years ago

            I wonder if they have a woodstock dvd.

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            Linda Hahn 6 years ago from California

            No I couldn't, I missed all that music, but I love this lens.

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            CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

            NO. I wasn't even aware there WERE any 40th anniversary reunions ...

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            jamesnodturft 6 years ago

            This is one of my favorite lenses. I've visited it like three times. It is such a joy to look at all your material, play the videos, enjoy the posters, etc.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            NO. I wasn't even aware there WERE any 40th anniversary reunions ...

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            Nancy Graham 6 years ago

            Wow! What a great lens. This is how they should be: well-written by someone with direct knowledge and experience with the topic, full of first-person information and soooo interesting. I was a sophomore in college during that time. I was definitely the Woodstock type, but didn't attend. Who really knew then just how famous it would become.

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            NancyShoes 6 years ago

            Oh yes, it makes me remember a lot.

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            aborenegade 6 years ago

            no i wish

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            bikerministry 6 years ago

            My hubby was overseas in the Army and I was living with parents with our first son. I remember about it on the news at the time, and we attended Bull Island in 72 between Ill and Ind. A miniature Woodstock. Crazy times!

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            jafelcan 6 years ago

            This is very cool, I wish I could have been there...I was born about 13 years later.

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            JamieSueAustin 6 years ago

            Nice Lens. Unique. :) I added you to my lens roll and "liked" you. :) I missed the reunion, but my husband got to go. He said it was awesome. What he remembered of it anyway. ;P

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            lbos114 6 years ago

            P.S. I absolutely love the insight!g

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            Bandokilla 6 years ago

            Very Nice Lents Woodstock and dofollow enjoy

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            lbos114 6 years ago

            forgot to tell you... *lensrolled

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Cool lens. I learn so much here!

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            DuaneJ 6 years ago

            superior lens!

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            bensen32 lm 6 years ago

            I was able to attend with my son. We had a great time although I was to young to go to the original we both love the music. The one we went to was in Woodstock, IL and we seen tribute bans to The Who, CCR, Joe Cocker and The Greatful Dead. We sat next to a couple that met at the original and married sometime later. They each had brought thier friends they went to the original with to this one and they had some great stories they told us. Two years later and my son and I still talk about it.

            Thanks for this great site.

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            HeatherTodd1 6 years ago

            Great post,Thanks

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Nice job on your lens. Lots of great information!

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            debi12345 6 years ago

            I really enjoyed your lens it makes me remember what I had forgotten (almost...) wonderful . Very well done! Thank you so much!

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            TheBlairGroup 6 years ago

            interesting stuff

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            Pixibition 6 years ago

            awesome info, great lens:-)

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            webupsquid 6 years ago

            Gotta love the 60's!

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            pixiepot 6 years ago

            This sounds awesome

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            auxpwr lm 6 years ago

            Great lens, WOODSTOCK, that would of been so AWESOME

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            don2fuentes 6 years ago

            wasn't born back then but with all I've heard from friends online, Woodstock was not just about the music man, it kung fu...

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            dosmaster5000 6 years ago

            I haven't been able to attend any woodstock related event, but I love learning about that time period and culture. great page.

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Awesome work, great list of information! Thanks!

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            pancreatitishelp 6 years ago

            excellent, wished i could have been there, great lens

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            calconcrete 6 years ago

            Didn't know that there were any but I certainly would have gone to the one in California.

            - An Old Fart on the Left Coast

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            TIRMassageStone1 6 years ago

            What a interesting time period to be living in!

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            penguinavations 6 years ago

            Great lens!

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            Obscure_Treasures 6 years ago

            lovely lens....I love music and loved to read this....

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            Jessi 6 years ago from United States

            I wasn't alive for Woodstock 1969 but I wish I was!

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            TeddySteele1 6 years ago

            Unfortunately, I dont live close to either of those places but would have loved to had been at them. Very nice lens btw.

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            RadioGuitar 6 years ago

            Great Lens about a great music festival! I've watched the film many times.

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            humzayunas 6 years ago

            Really a best lense i like it

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            The Great Conve 6 years ago

            I've never been to any reunions but this lens is AWESOME

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            kopitozie 6 years ago

            Nice music .... Amazing ... i like this music very much

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            StefanoH 6 years ago

            i feel like woodstock was the greatest experience ever.. i wish i could go! if only i was alive..

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            anonymous 6 years ago

            Great lens, nice infomation and thanks for your sharing.

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            OldStones LM 5 years ago

            Wow this is the ultimate Woodstock source. Awesome lense couple of years before I was born but a cool time in history

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            LadyCharlie 5 years ago

            I love the lens ... and the era but then too I was in my later teens in 69'. Great lens I will come back and read more!

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            catherinenbrooks 5 years ago

            Wow!I never forget this awesome sound.Really you have great imagination.Good job...

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            pangaloon 5 years ago

            I thoroughly enjoyed reading this lens, and watching the videos. A really well put together lens, which will help help with mine. Thank you.

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            barts2011 5 years ago

            nice music

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            carcamping lm 5 years ago

            This generation had the best music. Good lens.

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            xoxotani 5 years ago

            This lens is pretty awesome. I don't know anything about Woodstock. So I definitely learned quite a ton!

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            nature photogra 5 years ago

            I really would have loved to have been to the original, but I was born a decade too late and didn't know about the reunions until I read your lens.

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            LeopoldBlatt 5 years ago

            Fantastic record about a great event. Great lens, feels like one is there again.

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            dougal51 5 years ago

            Love your lens...takes me back to a time when things seemed to be a lot easier and happier.

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            godinhora 5 years ago

            Congrats on this super lens, I would have loved to be there...

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            WorkitSmart 5 years ago

            My husband has never seen Squidoo.. but I had to show him this lens! Amazing.. dee

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            estheroconnor 5 years ago

            I wish i had been there... In a similar vein watched the festival express recently and was captivated by Joplin... what was it about that era!

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            hinnenkamp1960 5 years ago

            i really liked this, great vidoes so cool

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            NidhiRajat 5 years ago

            love this lens!!!

            congrats a ton!!!

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            NidhiRajat 5 years ago

            love this lens!!!

            congrats a ton!!!

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            Pway21 5 years ago

            i was born in 85 so i got to learn about nice lens

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            dsrobinette lm 5 years ago

            Heartbreaking to look at all this and realize that though we are apart of a generation who idealizes these types of events we are completely incapable of repeating them.

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            Summer of '69 was great: Woodstock and Armstrong's moon walk. Great memories.

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            crudeoilsystems 5 years ago

            well done!! I wish I can be there

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            2paulm 5 years ago

            If I wasn't born 2 years after this Event I would have loved to have been there! Rock on!

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            seosrija 5 years ago

            Great lens I have ever read. I like the detailing. Keep it up.

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            lalaart 5 years ago

            bring back woodstock

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            Mamaboo LM 5 years ago

            Your lens was one of the few that not only made me smile, but brought contentment to my soul!!! So, thank YOU!!!

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            Ownage1808 5 years ago

            Interesting Lens!

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            kazihasib 5 years ago

            A very interesting one indeed. Liked the videos.

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            Sandora 5 years ago

            This lens like a page of old book wich one you can real all the time! Thanks for back me in the time to 1969!


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            creativeinc lm 5 years ago

            I do not belong to the Hippie Generation but I remember how jealous I was with my older sisters who roamed around like hippies and talk about the Woodstock. Nice Lens!

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            AbandonGames 5 years ago

            must have been a great time ,) I was a baby these days

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            WebMarketingPro 5 years ago

            Wow, what a lens! This is incredible! I'll definitely be back to enjoy more of the videos and everything else.

            Thanks for creating this masterpiece!

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            privresearch 5 years ago

            Great music!

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            Julia Morais 5 years ago

            Better than history books. Awesome lens.

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            Julia Morais 5 years ago

            Better than history books. Awesome lens.

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            modernchakra 5 years ago

            I as not able to attend, but after speaking with a good friend of mine who went, it definitely seemed liked a tribute more than a recreation. How do you recreate that energy!?!? The national sentiment. Amazing Post.

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            Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

            Wow, what a fabulously comprehensive lens on Woodstock! I was born too late to be around for Woodstock, but I love reading and hearing about it - and it's wonderful to be able to see video footage of it. Must have been magical to have been there! :)

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            FriendAdder LM 5 years ago

            I wish I could have went!!

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            greenlungsofpoland 5 years ago

            I know my partner will get a kick out of reading this i know he went to some of the fetivals but not sure which nice hug lens love it

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            PeteKr 5 years ago

            I wish I was born 40 years earlier :)

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            msharank 5 years ago

            Awesome music, awesome lens. Good job. :)

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            Kumarastylez 5 years ago

            Well to bad i was not there :( but i was reading some comments a=bout the reunion next time i join for sure. !

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            detectivepi 5 years ago

            I wish I could have gone, I'm too young. But that era had some of the best music for sure.

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            SIALicenceUK 5 years ago

            A little too young to have gone but, would love to have.

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            Optionstradingiq 5 years ago

            Great lens

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            HuntAndFishGuides 5 years ago

            Unfortunately no. :(

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            squidshe 5 years ago

            Would have loved to be there!

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            So informative and historic, nice one.

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            Todayhaspower LM 5 years ago

            Squidoo lens done right! I see both the good and bad with Woodstock (yes, bad). But again, it was a momentous historical event that will never be duplicated.

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            hilmiyildiz 5 years ago

            wow amazing

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            Dave Woodfield 5 years ago

            great lens :)

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            brittneydc 5 years ago

            I wasn't able to attend any of the reunions, but I would have liked to!

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            smicks 5 years ago

            super lens,and super times, :)

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            TheNupps 5 years ago

            Sadly, no, and I wasn't even born yet for the first time. I SO wish I could have been there!

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            Northwestphotos 5 years ago

            Unfortunately, I was just a little bit underaged to attend this festival on my own. But I really felt at the time that I was missing out on something very special.

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            Seker22 5 years ago

            It's too bad times like these are truly over. I'll never get to experience it first hand.

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            three rexer 5 years ago

            woo nice.. :)

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            Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

            Awww! I wish I could have went, but I was only 2. My husband almost went with some friends, but unfortunately didn't. What a great lens. I really enjoyed reading it and learning more about Woodstock.

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            StyleEstate LM 5 years ago

            Very informative Woodstock Lens. Nicely put together and well thought out. Great Lens! Please check out my new Pink Floyd Wall lens.

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            ErnestBoehm 5 years ago

            very nice informative lens on the 40 anniversery

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            iPadGeek 5 years ago

            Spectacular lens!! One of the best i've seen on Squidoo. You rock!!

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            AbandonGames 5 years ago

            Great lense about the good old hippie times ! Was a nice reading !

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            kathysart 5 years ago

            No but WOW what a great tribute to it. THUMBS UP and ANGEL BLESSED!

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            streamline lm 5 years ago

            Wow, what a well done lens, great videos.


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            lilblackdress lm 5 years ago

            Incredible lens. So much info on the era.

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            LDWorld 5 years ago

            Congrats on the LOTD!!

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            harubel 5 years ago

            Congrats ! LOTD ! always expectable. very good working, which inspire me

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            KhairuZiya 5 years ago

            Great lens...very informative, congrate LOTD

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            idoitallformusic 5 years ago

            my favorite band from a woodstock concert is bush, check em out

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            Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

            I'm amazed this hasn't had LOTD before now - congratulations.

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            Mistl 5 years ago

            What an amazing lens. Well deserving of LOTD. Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful info on Woodstock! :)

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            Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

            I couldn't go because I had a toddler at home and no transport from New Hampshire, but I was there in spirit!

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            JoshK47 5 years ago

            Just popping back in to say congrats on LotD! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            I was on my way from the commune in northern Minnesota, but I got way-layed in Michigan and missed the musical festive at Woodstock. Congratulations on LotD, this is my very favorite lens on Squidoo. Glad you created it!

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            Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

            This is a fantastic way to experience the spirit of Woodstock. Congrats on LotD!

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            Joan Hall 5 years ago from Los Angeles

            There couldn't be a more deserving LOTD. I love this lens.

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            ChrisWikaniko 5 years ago

            Really enjoyed this lens, as a big Santana fan. Unfortunately I was a bit too young to go!

            Great work!

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            Steve-SEO-UK 5 years ago

            Wow! - Memories have come flooding back. Big thumbs up and congrats for LOTD.

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            Sara Krentz 5 years ago from USA

            I really enjoyed this lens; congrats on LOTD!

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            gosssysas 5 years ago

            wow great lens in music

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            thenextinternetmillionaire 5 years ago

            My father went to the first Woodstock in '69. I went to Woodstock '94. It was awesome!

            Then the promoters got greedy and instead of waiting another 25 years, they had to have Woodstock '99 and from what I hear was nothing like what Woodstock was supposed to be.

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            gravityx9 5 years ago

            Fabulous! I visited a while back. Came for another look via G+ and wish I could add another Thumbs up!

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            KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

            Well, it's about time. Congrats on LOTD!

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            DebMartin 5 years ago

            Nope, didn't attend any of the reunions. But I did make it to the original on the back of a motorcycle. Shhhhhh. Don't tell my mom.

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            Loved this fantastic lens when I first visited it months ago. Now I get to enjoy it again, and congratulate you on LOTD!

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            daftrude 5 years ago

            Sadly, No. :( Great Lens Though! Keep up the Excellent Work!

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            MaartjeJepsen 5 years ago

            Very interesting! I did not know a lot about Woodstock before reading your lens.

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            stylesuxx 5 years ago

            Ohh, this is one of those things I would love to have been to, but I am just too young. Great Lens!

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            jrollz 5 years ago

            I'm glad you made a lens about this! Ever since I went to the site on the 40th Anniversary I have been obsessed with the idea of Woodstock and the hippie culture

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            videkpridek 5 years ago

            Some great reading and new facts.

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            lucyp77 lm 5 years ago

            fantastic lens! why was I born too late!

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            dustintrentin 5 years ago

            Great lens. Thanks.

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            Filmaker 5 years ago

            You're lucky to have lived this festival

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            JohnSmith86 5 years ago

            you 're so lucky, I wish i have a chance to attend these events

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            JohnSmith86 5 years ago

            you 're so lucky, I wish i have a chance to attend these events

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            goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

            nope, i would rather see the dvd about it. lots of people attending the reunion.

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            CanterPR 5 years ago

            I was not quite born yet in 1969, but have always been fascinated by the magic and the mystery of Woodstock. Thanks for posting such a great lens with some cool photos.

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            ecigs4u 5 years ago

            very excellent lens

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            Lauriej1 5 years ago

            Wow! So much history, and so eloquently put! Great lens!

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            Interesting that I find your lens tonight as I met Wavy Gravy a couple of days ago, well done and congratulations on the purple star and LOTD award

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            This lens makes me wish I could have been old enough to attend the event (6 yrs old at the time). None of the events held nowadays can even compare to the way things were and how the country felt back when Woodstock was held. You can just tell it was a special thing going on.

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            No wich I could of

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            liyucmh 5 years ago

            excellent lenses, I like to share with my friends

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            Michey LM 5 years ago

            Just come back to bless your lens, about reunion... let the memories be as they are....

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            Great lens. I'm way too young to have enjoyed Woodstock 69 but I'm still looking forward to more to come :-)

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            anonymous 5 years ago

            Great work put into this lens!

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            Jillynn 5 years ago

            Thank you again for a wonderful lens! Didn't make it to a reunion party but sure wish I had.

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            wormwood80 5 years ago

            Great lens! I met Wavy Gravy last summer at camp and he's still living the hippie guy :)

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            greenmind 5 years ago

            No -- I missed the first one and after that...

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            RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

            Nope. Listened to the music though.

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            cornell-tol 5 years ago

            Oh man this is great.

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            succesful-dylan 5 years ago

            Awesome lens, good job for purple star!

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            pauli46 5 years ago

            Very informative. You really did a lot of research

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            JohnGcorner 5 years ago

            Wish I was alive back than, great times.

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            Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

            History in the making! Those were the days!

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            bagelmanmarc 4 years ago

            By FAR my favorite lens. I wish I were born in time for Woodstock. Thank you for all the great information. My sister in-law lives about 5 minutes from Bethel Woods and I really want to visit the museum soon; hopefully this summer!

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            Vortrek Grafix 4 years ago

            No never went to Woodstock or any of the reunions. I played the album throughout my young, and saw the movie several times. As a young kid growing up at that time I was moved be the social wave that was going on. The music in particular was revolutionary and still a major influence to this day.

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            Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

            Revisited to revive the Blessing and to nominate for the "Green" quest - I do hope HQ don't realise why :)

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            Last Minute Musicians 4 years ago from London, UK

            Wish I had been there!

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            Otto Phillips 4 years ago

            ARRRR! i sure be wishin i could of!!!!

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            spids1 4 years ago

            great lens love this!

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            schooltrio 4 years ago

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            JPLosman2112 4 years ago

            Great stuff!

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            forextrading2000 4 years ago

            A lot of interesting information, informative lens. Good job

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            Takkhis 4 years ago

            Great lens.

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            Niko2 4 years ago

            Amazing Times - Amazing Music

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            CristianStan 4 years ago

            Very informational, I love the setup of your lens. Oh and the pictures were excellent

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            paleo-cavewoman 4 years ago

            Wow! Great lens! It sparked a massive flashback. I especially liked the set lists and the pictures, man.

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            Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

            Stellar Woodstock lens, The_Health_Lady!!!

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            alex_shale 4 years ago

            very informative! I can imagine how much time it took to write so great lens.

            BTW did you hear of Kazantip ? It is called Woodstock of Eastern Europe

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            Karnel 4 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

            I would have loved to be part of Woodstock, but sadly I was to young. Great information, still wish I had of been there.

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            pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

            haven't yet, hope i can join one soon

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            CaztyBon 4 years ago

            I never attended any of the reunions. I still listen to some of the music from the 60's and early 70's but mostly I now listen to Country.

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            BrownEyedGirl69 3 years ago

            I really enjoyed your lens! I was born on the last day of Woodstock, Aug 17, 1969. I really enjoyed reading about the event!

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            renlewei4 3 years ago

            so cool great times

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            Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

            Just stopping back to tell you how much I enjoyed this article. It was a wonderful trip down memory lane and you did a terrific job of bringing the Woodstock experience to life on the page!

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            Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

            A very nice nice lens of yours memories. It sure would be fun to attend some day.

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            Health-Nutrition 3 years ago

            My first concert :) I was there in diapers and a stroller lol

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            Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

            Great job, loved the videos

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            thaitruong 3 years ago

            I really enjoyed your lens! and I hope more interesting len from you.

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            Rishi7 3 years ago

            what a lens ! great job !

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            Boyd Carter 3 years ago

            All I ever wanted to know about Woodstock, all in one place. Great Lens and Great job. Boyd

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            TerriCarr 3 years ago

            Super-tastic lens!

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            kindoak 3 years ago

            Excellent lens. This is the type of event that you couldn't do today because of ll the beer drinkers that need to empty their bladders somewhere =0 Those days, we didn't drink much ;) so it was easier to manage.

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            kathysmith lm 2 years ago

            Best Blog on Woodstock *****'s

            Good Morning America used one of my vimeos on it. I don't know if I can link it and it will "stick" but this is the URL


            Richie was alive and in the now, his music thrives.

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            nebby 2 years ago from USA

            Thank you for the walk into the past! Great choice of songs and great memories.

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            Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 11 months ago from Philippines

            Nice to hear about Woodstock from someone who had actually been there. Great article:)

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            Boomer Music Man 11 months ago

            It would have been nice to be at woodstock. I could imagine what it felt like. I was 16 yrs. old at that time. I am from the Philippines, i was 16 years old that time. In Dec. 1970, people here were so inspired by that event that they decided Todo a similar festival and it was called " The Antipolo Rock Festival." We had Filipino rock bands that played Filipino and Western Rock Music. Great article.

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