Woodstock: Behind The Scenes Of 3 Days Of Peace And Music

By Rebeka Knott
Left: John Sebastian plays for the Woodstock crowd. Right: Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane at the festival. Source: (IMDB.com)

In August 1969, hordes of hippies descended upon a farm near White Lake, in upstate New York, for a festival billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" -- Woodstock, as we now know it. The lineup included Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, the Who, and the Grateful Dead -- with memorable moments from acts like Richie Havens, Country Joe & the Fish, and Ravi Shankar. Photos might not do it justice -- after all, Woodstock achieved a vibe that's never been matched by a music festival -- but they're our best window on to the legendary event as it happened.