August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened. Over four days, twenty four, bands rocked on a wooden stage located in a Bethel, New York pasture. Among the musicians and groups were significant artists of the time, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Santana, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and The Who.
These moments in Woodstock history were quite unlike any other before as over half a million people formed a psychedelic tripping love-in for four days and three nights. The crowds included college students and graduate students to hippies, bikers, and Viet Nam vets. They came from the east coast to the west coast of America and other countries, as well.
To some attending Woodstock, this was a life altering experience. For them, it was a gathering and a pilgrimage for peace and love. This event was deemed culturally significant by the Library of Congress.