From a terrified Ravi Shankar to a break for a major American filmmaker, there are lots of cool things to still discover about Woodstock.
Nearly a half-century after Woodstock, we take a look at other artists of the era (Peter Max, The Beatles) and how the festival continues to impact American culture.
Everyone knows about Hendrix, Joplin and the Dead. But there were many other bands, including some really big names, that got lost in the mix — for various reasons. And there were others that were just … odd. See more in the next episode of our Woodstock video series.
49 years ago today, a generation came out to play. And Woodstock is still making an impact. In this first of a three-part video series, Wade Lawrence (Director and Senior Curator at The Museum at Bethel Woods) walks us through the nearly miraculous history of the festival-that-almost-wasn’t. Here’s the backstory of three days of peace, love, and music with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and CCR.