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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Oscar Jeong
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4 years ago

Meanwhile in Russia, Rasputin was saving someone out of river.

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Dana Erasmowitz
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4 years ago

Wow, great hat, belt and sandals..

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Aditya Bhosale
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4 years ago

Higher education.

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Miriam Hirsch
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4 years ago

Ah, love in the woods.

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

This looks like Barbara Streisand playing flute

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Christian Hill
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4 years ago

If you remember it....you weren't there.

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varwenea
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4 years ago

This little piggy went to the market...

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Cassie
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4 years ago

Full frontal female nudity with a male also naked, but his dangly bits are obscured by the woman in the foreground.

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Luis Milian
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4 years ago

3 day of peace and music?? 3 days of trash

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Dana Erasmowitz
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4 years ago

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

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

Looks like Napoleon Dynamite

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Dana Erasmowitz
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4 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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Sarah Stevenson
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4 years ago

love her short hair :D so pretty

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Stas Moraru
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4 years ago

Extraordinar

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LBeniamin
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4 years ago

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She's Hungarian, by her clothes. If I'm not wrong...

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.gas.
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4 years ago

"mature content" lol

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Kate
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3 years ago

Looks like they're having fun!

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Dana Erasmowitz
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4 years ago

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Compared to the youth of today they were SO INNOCENT AND MODEST!

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Ema Sklepic
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4 years ago

But boy, that's a lot of trash lying around xP

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Aditya Bhosale
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4 years ago

Chairman.

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Laura Johnston
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4 years ago

Bell bottom blues.

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Carol Stapleton
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4 years ago

Chilly

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Danielle Ophir
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4 years ago

She wears an Egyptian ring That sparkles before she speaks

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D
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4 years ago

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Just sit right back and you'll hear a tail...

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Jeanne Deaux
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4 years ago

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

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Myranda Valles
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4 years ago

Just a group of happy people being happy and feeling the Love. Just looking at these pictures make Me feel the peace within Me ♡

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Myranda Valles
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4 years ago

He's got the best spot :)

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Doreen Blake
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4 years ago

is that lester?

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Yugan Talovich
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4 years ago

Didn't your mother tell you not to play with plastic bags?

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Hans
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4 years ago

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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4 years ago

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

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Mags Acutt
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4 years ago

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

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Vervelende Panda
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4 years ago

Livestock on Woodstock

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Tanya Robinson
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4 years ago

It's the girl from #23.

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Karen Watkins
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4 years ago

I love this shot!

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Jeanne Deaux
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4 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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bubblegum
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4 years ago

strange looking dog .. looks like hyena a little bit :O

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Linds
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4 years ago

Hide and seek fail

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Patricia Nemeth
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4 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
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4 years ago

You can almost feel the energy she does!

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Florin Hercal
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4 years ago

sharing

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Trina Risos
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4 years ago

Makes you wonder where all these people are now.

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Marlene Jones
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4 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
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4 years ago

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

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.gas.
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4 years ago

What am I looking at here? Tax prep? :-o

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Cassie
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4 years ago

Several naked people, mostly obscured by tree leaves. The only thing here is a couple of backsides.

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Heather Cox
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4 years ago

Woodstock is more like survival camp looks like

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David Soares
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4 years ago

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

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Dan Davis
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4 years ago

Drying out weed

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Myranda Valles
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4 years ago

She is so baeutiful!!

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Ricky Ariwibowo
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4 years ago

Anna Kendrick, is that you?

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Lynette Foxen
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4 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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Heather Cox
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Eww. Oh real sanitary. I wouldn't eat food from there with that hairy man

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Jeanne Deaux
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4 years ago

Wow, they even desacrated a cemetery? Ouch, my dreams of Woodstock were definitely crushed...

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Nenad Živković
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4 years ago

Beeeeeeeeeeer for freeeeeeee! :)

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Dan Davis
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4 years ago

The last of the hippie refugee camps

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Cassie
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4 years ago

Some backsides.

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Cassie
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4 years ago

Some backsides.

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Dan Davis
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4 years ago

When the music's over, turn out the lights

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Nenad Živković
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4 years ago

And where is that broken pipe? :)

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Cassie
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4 years ago

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A backside and a bit of side boob.

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Cassie
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4 years ago

Holy dumpsite, Batman!

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bubblegum
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4 years ago

I need those feathers. It's hard to find any nowadays :)

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Nenad Živković
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4 years ago

Ugh, do You have any toilet paper?