Woodstock Festival

At the festival

Woodstock was one of the great moments in our growing-up years that we vividly remember even if we weren’t there. Hundreds of thousands of young Boomers converged in upstate New York for what was billed as “Three Days of Peace & Music.” From August 15th to 17th in 1969 the music rolled on and people handled the muddy fields, scant food and other challenges with a smile and a cheerful good mood.

Iconic bands took the stage one after another, including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Canned Heat, Grateful Dead, Santana, Country Joe McDonald, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Blood Sweat & Tears, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Jimi Hendrix.

So remember Woodstock on August 17, which is also Baby Boomers Recognition Day. And keep an eye out for a major re-creation of this legendary festival on its 50th anniversary in 2019.

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