The Woodstock Festival was a four-day outdoor music event which began on August 15, 1969, on an upstate New York dairy farm. Over 30 acts, including rock and roll icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the Grateful Dead, performed for an audience of nearly half a million young people. It is widely regarded as the pop culture event of the decade and a symbol of the 1960s hippie counterculture. View the videos below to learn about the impact and legacy of this pivotal cultural touchstone.
Reporter William Greider discusses the political and cultural legacy of Woodstock Music Festival which began on August 15, 1969.