Today in 1969, Woodstock begins. A massive rock festival in Bethel, New York. Woodstock drew such a large crowd the New York State Throughway was closed. So many people arrived it was impossible to control the gate and the concert was declared free to all that came. Some of the performers appearing were Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Country Joe McDonald, & Joan Baez.
Truely a landmark event for the peace movement and the Hippie culture.