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 gathered for this amazing Woodstock lineup rain or shine. Flower children, muddy fields, naked people swimming - it was all there in this music festival, just as you'd expect. And though there was also a shortage of food and drinking water, it was pouring rain, and nobody was prepared for such huge turn-up, happy memories were made there. Luckily, two LIFE photographers Bill Eppridge and John Dominis were on-site during the famous music festival and managed to capture the essence of the 1960s perfectly. Take a look at the cool photos below and vote for your favorites!

(h/t: sobadsogood)

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varwenea
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This little piggy went to the market...

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Jeanne Deaux
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Dana Erasmowitz
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Kate
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like they're having fun!

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Mags Acutt
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Robin Martin
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jennifer Lawrence and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) lol

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Danielle Ophir
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She wears an Egyptian ring That sparkles before she speaks

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Jeanne Deaux
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Desi McSheep
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Mags Acutt
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Jeanne Deaux
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Patricia Nemeth
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can almost feel the energy she does!

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Marlene Jones
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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C m W
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Myranda Valles
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woodstock is more like survival camp looks like

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David Soares
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Tim Douglass
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Lynette Foxen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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