OK, you cannot really explain it, but it definitely happened. Held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm near the town of Woodstock, this event has changed the world for good.
Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music” and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival, the event attracted an audience of more than 400,000, with thirty-two acts performing outdoors despite the sporadic rain.
This historical event is still regarded as a pivotal moment in the evolution of popular music, one that eventually defined the counterculture generation. The 1970 documentary film and the accompanying soundtrack album further reinforced the event’s significance. In 2017, the festival site became listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Now, here it is all, explained.