Woodstock 1969


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In this episode, Hailee is bewitched by the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969.

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a music festival that happened from August 15-17 in 1969 on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY. It was billed as an Aquarian Exposition providing three days of music and peace. Thirty-two acts performed for the nearly 500,000 attendees over the three days and Rolling Stone Magazine lists it as one of the top 50 moments that changed Rock and Roll history. There have been attempts to recreate the iconic music festival and all have been unsuccessful, most notably the absolute disaster of Woodstock 1999. So what made the original festival so special?

Staff picks:

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

Laziness Does Not Exist by Devon Price

Related media recommendations:

Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life by Elliot Tiber

Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of the Woodstock Music Festival, 1969 by Bob Spitz

The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang

Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

Woodstock, Baby!: A Far-Out Counting Book by Spencer Wilson



If you are interested in any of the books we talk about in this episode, please consider purchasing them through our affiliate link with Bookshop.org!

Spotify Playlists

Woodstock 1969 - Full Chronological Setlist

Best of Woodstock 1969


Trainwreck: Woodstock ‘99

Woodstock '99


Richie Havens | 50 Years of Peace & Music

Joan Baez Looks Back at Woodstock: ‘It Was the Eye of the Hurricane’

Peace, Love and Music: The Legacy of Woodstock 50 Years Later

Woodstock 1969: How a Music Festival That Should've Been a Disaster Became Iconic Instead - HISTORY

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