Woodstock 1969
"The Summer of Love"
Brittany Hoffman & Logan Margolis
external image woodstock-poster.jpg When: Woodstock toook place August 15th-18th 1969 during a time of war. During a time when peace was not likely. Woodstock helped bring unity to all who attended. The drug culture was also taking place during the 1960s. During Woodstock many people were doing drugs such as the popular LSD supported by Timothy Leary.

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Where: Woodstock was originally supposed to take place at Mills Industrial Park in Walllkill, NY. The Walllkill board of appeals banned Woodstock from their town because they didn't think that it would meet all of the standards for the town. Instead, Woodstock was graciously held at the farm of Max Yasgur. It was on 600 acres of land which was perfect to hold all of the people they were expecting. The farm was located in Bethel, NY. The location was a huge success. external image 626018.jpg

Why: Why Woodstock happened has been debated by people for years. Some people say it had no purpose and some say it was to protest and rebel against society in a way that would be noticed peacefully. Others said it was to just spread peace and love and be together. People were angry at the government for the Vietnam War so the Counter Culture effect was an effective and peaceful method to show their retaliation. People no longer wanted to stand by their conservative ways, especially the teenagers growing up during the time period. Many Liberal people were happy to participate just to be a part of outraging traditional citizens. Drugs were also a big part of the festival because it was illegal and yet another way to rebel.

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How: Woodstock was created by four men who loved music, but had different ideas. Michael Lang and producer Artie Kornfield had an idea to have a huge rock concert to reflect the early culture. John Roberts and Joel Rosenman decided that they loved the idea and wanted to sponsor it. They invested in a recording studio and planned everything from the location, to the marketing and bands who would perform.external image Array.jpg

Artie Kornfeld, Joel Rosenman, Michael Lang
What: Woodstock was a giant, three day rock concert located in Bethel, New York. It was also known as “The Summer of Peace and Love.” It was in a very muddy location, and had a lot of drugs that went around. The drugs varied all the way from weed and LSD to crack. It was held August 15 - 18, 1969, and was located 43 miles from Woodstock, New York. There were over 30 acts that performed in front of 500,000 people.

Who: Woodstock held over 500,000 people. The guest list included:

Anti-War Protesters Hippies
Vietnam Vets
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Legalize Drugs advocates
Ban Drugs advocates
Anti-Government advocates
Pro-Government advocates
and The "I'm Just Here For The Music" Group

There were also many popular performers which include:

Richie Havens
John Sebastian
The Folk From Across the Pond
Tim Hardin
Ravi Shankar
Arlo Guthrie
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Carlos Santana
Michael Shrieve
Canned Heat
Larry Taylor
Jerry Garcia
Thunderous Mountain
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sylvester Stone
Janis Joplin
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Jefferson Airplane Soars
Joe Cocker
The FIsh
The Band
Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Neil Young
Sha Na Na
Jimi Hendrix

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