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 2 years ago

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

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Zualteii Poonte 2 years ago

Love this one. Cool dude, cool threads

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Aditya Bhosale 2 years ago

Higher education.

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Miriam Hirsch 2 years ago

Ah, love in the woods.

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Mónika Pozsár 2 years ago

Wow! :)

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years ago

Damn, those hairs... *_*

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varwenea 2 years ago

This little piggy went to the market...

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years ago

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

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Jeanne Deaux 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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Ged 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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Korporal Nobbs 2 years ago

damn she's pretty

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Karen Watkins 2 years ago

Wow!

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Dana Erasmowitz 2 years ago

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

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Leonie Brok 2 years ago

He looks like he has so much fun :-)

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Kate 1 year ago

Looks like they're having fun!

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Mags Acutt 2 years ago

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

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craig williams 2 years ago

No one has any phones in their hands lol

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