This month, in 1969, nearly half a million music lovers got together at a dairy farm in New York for the legendary 3-day Woodstock Festival.


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Publicized as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", 32 bands, including Jimi Hendrix,The Who and Santana, played for the huge audience rain or shine. Flower children, muddy fields, naked people swimming - it was all there, just as you'd expect. Luckily, two LIFE photographers Bill Eppridge and John Dominis were on site during the festival and managed to capture the essence of the 1960s perfectly. Take a look at the pics below and vote for your favorites!

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Becca Zee 1 month ago

I think she's going pee.. I know that face lol

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Zualteii Poonte 1 month ago

Love this one. Cool dude, cool threads

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Miriam Hirsch 1 month ago

Ah, love in the woods.

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Aditya Bhosale 1 month ago

Higher education.

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Jeanne Deaux 1 month ago

Damn, those hairs... *_*

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varwenea 1 month ago

This little piggy went to the market...

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Jeanne Deaux 1 month ago

I wonder who took care of all the trashes they left behind... Something tells me they didn't do it themselves.

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Jeanne Deaux 1 month ago

Oh, one of them forgot to eat. Feed this poor man!!

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Dana Erasmowitz 1 month ago

Wonder if this beautiful young man in the pic is still around? The spring of youth!

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Ged 1 month ago

Erlich Bachman from the HBO's Silicon Valley!

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Dana Erasmowitz 1 month ago

I'd chose a groovy way just so that I might cross paths with Jimmy Hendrix and the likes

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Dana Erasmowitz 1 month ago

One thing I like about the 60-70s hippy era- the beautiful women were natural!

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Leonie Brok 1 month ago

He looks like he has so much fun :-)

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Mags Acutt 1 month ago

Some of us used more soap. Our Bubbles were DD cup

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craig williams 1 month ago

No one has any phones in their hands lol

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