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Woodstock

Two years after the Summer of Love, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Artie Kornfeld decide to organise a music festival from the 15th to the 17th August 1969. The Woodstock festival, subtitled ‘three days of peace, music and…love’ was supposed to welcome 50 000 spectators, they were 450 000 eager to listen to American music’s stars such as The Who, Joan Baez or Janis Joplin but also discover young artists whose performance during the festival would launch their career. It was the case for Joe Cocker, Crosby, Still, Nash and Young as well as Santana. An iconic historical hippie gathering and rock music moment, the Woodstock festival and its musicians still incarnate today the epitome of America’s counterculture and freedom of speech but also its swan song. So when Jimi Hendrix ends the festival with an epic Vietnam version of the American hymn, Star Spangled Banner, by making his electric guitar scream, not only does he imitate the yelling of bombs but does he also wildly annunciate the end of an era, incarnated by his own death and that of Janis Joplin a year later.
 

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Woodstock Festival by Bill Eppridge, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Bill Eppridge, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Bill Eppridge, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Bill Eppridge, 15-18 August 1969
Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Allan Koss
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Allan Koss
Woodstock Festival by Bill Eppridge, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Bill Eppridge, 15-18 August 1969
Janis Joplin in Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969 1969
Janis Joplin in Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Richie Havens on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Richie Havens on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
A man climbing the sound tower at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
A man climbing the sound tower at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Johnny Winter on stage at the Woodstock Festival by  Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Johnny Winter on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Leslie Loaf by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Leslie Loaf by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Swami Satchidananda by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Swami Satchidananda by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Ravi Shankar on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Ravi Shankar on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Joe Cocker on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Joe Cocker on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Joe Cocker on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Joe Cocker on stage by Elliott Landy, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
The sound tower at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
The sound tower at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Elliott Landy, Janis Joplin in the performer's pavilion at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Elliott Landy, Janis Joplin in the performer's pavilion at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Helicopter landinf site, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Helicopter landinf site, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Beside the stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, August 1969
Beside the stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Joe Cocker on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Joe Cocker on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
A couple with Woodstock programms at Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
A couple with Woodstock programms at Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Joan Baez, pregnant, on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Joan Baez, pregnant, on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
The open mic free stage at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
The open mic free stage at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Woman selling an underground spiritual magazine at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Woman selling an underground spiritual magazine at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Janis Joplin, Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Janis Joplin, Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
John Fogarty of Creedance Clearwater Revival on stage, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
John Fogarty of Creedance Clearwater Revival on stage, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Elliott Landy
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
After Woodstock by Amalie R. Rothschild, August 31, 1969
After Woodstock by Amalie R. Rothschild, August 31, 1969
Audience leaving Woodtsock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Audience leaving Woodtsock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Cameraman filming Woodstock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Cameraman filming Woodstock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Canned Heat on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Canned Heat on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Canned Heat on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
Canned Heat on stage at the Woodstock Festival by Elliott Landy, 15-18 August 1969
David Brown and Carlos Santana on stage at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
David Brown and Carlos Santana on stage at the Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Couple sleeping on car, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Couple sleeping on car, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Crowd surfing by Baron Wolman, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Crowd surfing by Baron Wolman, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Driving to the Woodtsock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Driving to the Woodtsock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Fan outside first aid station, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Fan outside first aid station, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Festival Goers pick up trash by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Festival Goers pick up trash by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Festival Goers pick up trash by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Festival Goers pick up trash by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Festival Goers Sleeping at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Festival Goers Sleeping at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Grace Slick and Sally Mann by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Grace Slick and Sally Mann by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hippie Family by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hippie Family by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hippie tent at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hippie tent at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hog Farm Members at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hog Farm Members at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Information Booth by Henry Dilttz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Information Booth by Henry Dilttz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Janis Joplin by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Janis Joplin by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hog Farms Members by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Hog Farms Members by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Janis Joplin on stage by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Janis Joplin on stage by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jefferson Airplane by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jimi Hendrix on stage by Eddie Kramer, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Jimi Hendrix on stage by Eddie Kramer, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
John Sebastian on stage by Henry Dilrz, Woodtsock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
John Sebastian on stage by Henry Dilrz, Woodtsock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Michael Lang, concert organizer by Henry Diltz, Woodtsock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Michael Lang, concert organizer by Henry Diltz, Woodtsock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
People at Woodstock Festival by Ken Regan,15-18 August 1969
People at Woodstock Festival by Ken Regan,15-18 August 1969
Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who on stage at the Woodtock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Henry Diltz
Pete Townshend, guitarist of The Who on stage at the Woodtock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Henry Diltz
Sally Mann at Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969
Sally Mann at Woodstock, 15-18 August 1969
Spectators at the Woodstoch Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Spectators at the Woodstoch Festival, 15-18 August 1969
The Who on stage at Woodstock Festival  by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
The Who on stage at Woodstock Festival by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Tom Law, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Lisa Law
Tom Law, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969. Photo by Lisa Law
The Who on stage at the Woodstock Festival by henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
The Who on stage at the Woodstock Festival by henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Woman and children by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Woman and children by Henry Diltz, Woodstock Festival, 15-18 August 1969
Woman at Woodstock Festival by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Woman at Woodstock Festival by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Woman painting at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
Woman painting at Woodstock by Henry Diltz, 15-18 August 1969
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