Woodstock Pictures & Video: Remembering Woodstock 40 Years Later
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival. The three-day music festival held in Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, NY, has come to symbolize the the 1960s counterculture. Some see the era as an ideal Summer of Love, filled with peace, love, and good music. Others see it as a time of drugs, self-involvement and excess.
Whatever your take, Woodstock had a huge impact on popular culture and music. The original Woodstock Music and Art Festival featured artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, and The Who. The 1970 documentary Woodstock helped chronicle the event to a new generation. New Woodstock festivals took place in 1989 and 1994. A new film, Taking Woodstock directed by Ang Lee, is set to be released in the coming weeks. Tourists continue to gather to Max Yasgur's field to this day.