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.

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 3 years ago

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

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Zualteii Poonte 3 years ago

Love this one. Cool dude, cool threads

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Aditya Bhosale 3 years ago

Higher education.

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Miriam Hirsch 3 years ago

Ah, love in the woods.

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Mónika Pozsár 3 years ago

Wow! :)

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

Damn, those hairs... *_*

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varwenea 3 years ago

This little piggy went to the market...

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

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

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Jeanne Deaux 3 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 3 years ago

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

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Ged 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

damn she's pretty

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Karen Watkins 3 years ago

Wow!

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Dana Erasmowitz 3 years ago

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

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Leonie Brok 3 years ago

He looks like he has so much fun :-)

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Kate 2 years ago

Looks like they're having fun!

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Mags Acutt 3 years ago

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

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craig williams 3 years ago

No one has any phones in their hands lol

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Robin Martin 3 years ago

Jennifer Lawrence and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) lol

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Carol Stapleton 3 years ago

Chilly

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Danielle Ophir 3 years ago

She wears an Egyptian ring That sparkles before she speaks

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Nagy Dóra 1 year ago

Why am I so f*cinkg young???

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

One of my students have a similar motorbike. It's so noisy we always know when he arrives.

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Nikki McG 3 years ago

Is that Janis?

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Myranda Valles 3 years ago

He's got the best spot :)

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Trina Risos 3 years ago

All that trash in the background.

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Luis Milian 3 years ago

protection is a must

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Hans 3 years ago

Mature content but the next is not? Bit inconsistent, and a bit strange as well.

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Desi McSheep 3 years ago

This shirt looks like it's part of a Bulgarian traditional dress! Lovely!

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Mags Acutt 3 years ago

Tame trousers. Mine were pink, purple, orange and yellow striped. Wide bell bottoms. Still got them

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Vervelende Panda 3 years ago

Livestock on Woodstock

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Tanya Robinson 3 years ago

It's the girl from #23.

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Karen Watkins 3 years ago

I love this shot!

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

Oooh, one of those amazing cameras!!! Wonder if it survived Woodstock and if he still have it (if he is still alive).

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MerriMommy 3 years ago

Woodstock was held on a dairy farm. Pretty sure there was a lot of barefooted shit hopping going on ;)

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Linds 3 years ago

Hide and seek fail

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Patricia Nemeth 3 years ago

I know this guy. His twin brother and my best friend were bf&gf back in the 60's.

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Myranda Valles 3 years ago

You can almost feel the energy she does!

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Florin Hercal 3 years ago

sharing

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Trina Risos 3 years ago

Makes you wonder where all these people are now.

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Marlene Jones 3 years ago

Didnt look like much fun to me. Muddy sweaty stinky people. Not my idea of a good time. And im 67 so i was 20 when this big music fest happened. Of course if you are higher than hell i guess you dont notice the nasty aspect of Woodstock

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Yugan Talovich 3 years ago

In those days, wearing clothing made out of the flag was radical and even dangerous.

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C m W 3 years ago

Media. Newspapers, magazines, tv. All the field reporters had to call in.

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Myranda Valles 3 years ago

I would be right there too :) Getting clean in Nature is one of the most wonderful feelings. You feel cleaner than after a shower in your Home. ♡♡♡

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Heather Cox 3 years ago

Woodstock is more like survival camp looks like

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David Soares 3 years ago

" what ,have you not seen the guy in the table cloth?"

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Dan Davis 3 years ago

Drying out weed

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Myranda Valles 3 years ago

She is so baeutiful!!

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Tim Douglass 3 years ago

This definitely has the look of "Where's my ride? I'm ready to go home!"

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Lynette Foxen 3 years ago

That's Not a cell phone in her pocket. Imagine how different these shots would be if it were.

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Oliver Gloxin 2 years ago

He looks like Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass)

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Nenad Živković 3 years ago

Peace brothers, peace...

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Nenad Živković 3 years ago

Beeeeeeeeeeer for freeeeeeee! :)

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Dan Davis 3 years ago

The last of the hippie refugee camps

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Myranda Valles 3 years ago

I Love how during this era nudity wasn't as evil as other eras. No body shaming, just Loving yourself and others no matter what people looked like. You want to be naked, okay be naked.

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Cassie 3 years ago

Some backsides.

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Dan Davis 3 years ago

When the music's over, turn out the lights

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Lynette Foxen 3 years ago

There was no racism at Woodstock. People may coin this culture as Hippy Dippy but the rules were so much simpler. There were no rules outside of love and acceptance. Sure, some used this theory to manipulate others into Free Love but most just tried to feel the vibe.

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Sarah Silverstone 3 years ago

Did the pictures get mixed up? This is of people slicing vegetables, but it had a mature content warning?

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

And that my friends kills all the glam of thinking of Woddstock of an event with hippies wearing flowers in their hairs. That's disgusting...

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Nenad Živković 3 years ago

The Iroquois bring the feathers to the chief? :)

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Nenad Živković 3 years ago

Ugh, do You have any toilet paper?

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Babette805 3 years ago

Did anybody die at Woodstock?

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Dan Davis 3 years ago

So much for building a wall

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Nenad Živković 3 years ago

Attention, Police here, everyone prepare ID cards immediately!

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Dan Davis 3 years ago

Come on baby light my fire

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Elisabeth Duijser 3 years ago

Lol so usa to ban this for 18+

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