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The Music that Inspired Woodstock

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Roger Daltrey from The Who performing at the Woodstock Festival, 1969, Credit: Henry Diltz

Many of the songs heard at Woodstock were covers — reinterpretations of traditional blues songs, older pop music, folk songs and spirituals. The Woodstock artists even covered each other. Immerse yourself in the American music that influenced Woodstock.

Listen to a version heard that summer in 1969, then hear a source version. We included additional versions when recorded by another Woodstock artist (where available).

Listen to the songs on our Spotify playlist.

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