In August 1969, nearly half a million people gathered at a farm in upstate New York to hear music. What happened over the next three days, however, was far more than a concert.
Listen to a playlist exploring the hidden music history in the Woodstock set list.
Jimi Hendrix’s Star-Spangled Banner brought the sounds of Vietnam to the crowd at Woodstock. But he wasn’t the only musician to reimagine the national anthem during a time of war.
Wavy Gravy named himself the “Please Chief” of the Hog Farm’s “Please Force." He was in charge of Woodstock festival security.