August 15, 1969 – Woodstock music festival

August 15, 1969 – Woodstock music festival

On this day in 1969, Woodstock begins. A massive rock festival in Saugerties, New York, Woodstock drew vast crowds and served as a defining moment for baby boomers. Among the many performers were Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.