Woodstock Music and Art Fair

Date taken: August 15, 1969
Location: White Lake, New York, USA

Source: Mark Goff

Historical Context

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair ran from the 15-18th August 1969 and was attended by 400,000 people.

It is regarded as an iconic moment in music history and the event that best encapsulates the counterculture generation of the 1960s.

Historical Events

  • 1969-08-15 Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in New York State on Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm
  • 1969-08-16 Second day of the Woodstock rock festival in NY
  • 1969-08-18 Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act
  • 1970-01-07 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"

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