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!

(h/t: sobadsogood)

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Becca Zee 11 months ago

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

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Zualteii Poonte 11 months ago

Love this one. Cool dude, cool threads

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Aditya Bhosale 11 months ago

Higher education.

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Miriam Hirsch 11 months ago

Ah, love in the woods.

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Jeanne Deaux 11 months ago

Damn, those hairs... *_*

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varwenea 11 months ago

This little piggy went to the market...

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Jeanne Deaux 11 months ago

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

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Jeanne Deaux 11 months 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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Dana Erasmowitz 11 months ago

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

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Ged 11 months ago

Erlich Bachman from the HBO's Silicon Valley! hbo-sv-erl...24-png.jpg hbo-sv-erlich-1-57bc81ece0924-png.jpg

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Dana Erasmowitz 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

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Leonie Brok 11 months ago

He looks like he has so much fun :-)

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Mags Acutt 11 months ago

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

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craig williams 11 months ago

No one has any phones in their hands lol

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