Remembering Woodstock at 50

Woodstock, the most famous music festival of all time, rolled into day two 50 years ago today, August 16th, 1969, in Bethel, New York.

After the opening night of acoustic-based music, the amps were cranked for Saturday and Sunday. But, the skies opened up and this pushed the performances into Sunday with Jefferson Airplane wrapping up with "The House at Pooneil Corners" at 9:40 a.m.

Saturday's performances, in order:

  • Quill
  • Country Joe McDonald
  • Santana
  • John Sebastian
  • Keef Hartley Band
  • Incredible String Band
  • Canned Heat
  • Mountain
  • Grateful Dead
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Janis Joplin
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • The Who
  • Jefferson Airplane

Sunday's program got under way at 2 p.m., but like on Saturday, it rained, and this took it into Monday whenJimi Hendrixended it at 11:10 a.m. with "Hey Joe."

Sunday's line-up:

  • The Grease Band(w/outJoe Cocker)
  • Joe Cocker and the Grease Band
  • Country Joe and the Fish
  • Ten Years After
  • The Band
  • Johnny Winter
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Sha Na Na
  • Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix on what stuck out to him about Woodstock:

 

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