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Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2019 5:26 a.m. PST

If you made it this far, and were soaking wet at Woodstock 50 years ago today, you saw this incredible lineup:

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Janis Joplin
Sly and the Family Stone
The Who
Jefferson Airplane
Joe Cocker
Country Joe and the Fish
Ten Years After
The Band
Johnny Winter
Blood Sweat and Tears
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sha Na Na

And finally…..

Jimi Hendix

PeterH17 Aug 2019 6:12 a.m. PST

I read that Hendrix actually didn't go on until 8 am on Monday after the festival was technically over but due to weather and performance delays it spilled over and only around 40,000 people were there to see arguably the most iconic part of the show live. is this true? my source was the Howard Stern show!

Thresher0117 Aug 2019 6:26 a.m. PST

Given that lineup, and factoring in the time between bands to set up/break down the stage, how long they might play, etc., etc., that would not surprise me.

Very sad for those that left, if true.

Kevin C17 Aug 2019 6:47 a.m. PST

Bill Smith, the former Assistant to the President, at the university at which I work, was a marine veteran who fought at Iwo Jima. Years later he was visiting a friend who lived near Woodstock. One of their buddies said, "Man, you gotta see what's happening over here", and so they paid a visit at the now famous music festival. My guess is Bill and his friend were probably the only two people who fought at Iwo Jima and attended Woodstock. Bill passed away a couple of years ago and I never asked him which of the two experiences was wilder.

Aethelflaeda was framed17 Aug 2019 7:01 a.m. PST

You might be surprised how many of ww2 and Korea vets became the cadre for the beatnik movement, motorcycle gangs and later youth culture. counter culture is sometimesled by those who experienced combat and were altered in their world view as a result. Not every hippy was a draft dodger.

PJ ONeill17 Aug 2019 7:05 a.m. PST

PeterH- That is correct, I had left and was sorry to miss him.

14Bore17 Aug 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

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Started out as a Hendrix fan

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2019 12:41 p.m. PST

Sadly I was not there, but knowing that Hendrix played the Star Spangled. Banner to start the day, 8am makes sense.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2019 6:16 p.m. PST

CCR took the stage around 1:30 A.M. after The Grateful Dead finished up. John Fogerty said he was concerned that so many people were asleep during their set, but one guy kept clicking his lighter and calling out, "John, we're with you!" Fogerty said that one guy meant all the world to the band as it continued playing.

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