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    Woodstock The woodstock festival was a musical concert. This concert lasted for three days, Woodstock was not only known for the music but peace, sex and drugs. Woodstock was a turning point for the younger generation. Woodstock was supposed to take place in Wallkill, N.Y, but just a month before Woodstock it fell through. The concert promoters had to find somewhere else for the concert to take place, they found Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, an alfalfa farm. Young people from all over the nation to see woodstock. One day before the concert, the stage was still not completely ready for the performers that would be there the next day, and the Woodstock goers had already started showing up, causing the food concessions to run out of food quickly by the 50,000 early attendees. Woodstock wasn't supposed to be a free concert but so many people kept sneaking through that it was eventually called a free concert.…

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    Woodstock Festival The Woodstock Festival begun as a small local fun time event that exploded into a 3 day rock and roll phenomenon. For some this event was a decent way to get out of the house, but for most this was a way for them to forget about the Vietnam war. The Woodstock Festival a time for America to let loose and forget about every care in the world. A weekend full of 32 rock bands, 400,000 people, drugs, and a bunch of alcohol, the world actually forgot about their pitiful little…

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    Thesis Statement: The Woodstock music festival in 1969 had made a mark in America history about sex, drugs, and the impressed amounts of people who came to the event as well as the debt the creators got afterwards in three days. Time went by, an other big music festival was born in 1999 and named Coachella which is about live music of famous bands and artworks. People nowadays still affirm that Coachella is an event that was original from Woodstock and represents the same values. However, some…

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    statements while the latter half of the decade showed a development in psychedelic music as the hippie culture began to blossom (“Rock”). As a result, arguably one of the most important and iconic music festivals of rock and roll history took place in mid-August 1969: Woodstock Music and Arts Fair. The three day event at the Max Yasgur farm in New York hosted the top performers in rock, folk, and popular music, and half a million people gathered to watch history being made in what Time magazine…

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    Woodstock The 1960’s marked a huge turning point in American history. Music continued to become more and more influential in everyday life. By the mid 1960’s, young Americans began to feel progressively more frustrated by the society they were being brought up in. The youth had to witness women be suppressed and discredited strictly based on gender. Many women revolted against the traditional housewife position that men felt the need to impose on their wives. The youth had to watch colored men…

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    “Some folks are born, made to wave the flag, they’re red, white and blue.” This is a line of one of the songs from Woodstock. This is from a song called Fortunate Son by CCR. Woodstock made the bonds between Americans stronger. Woodstock separated the young from the old. Woodstock epitomized the anti-war movement, inspiring a generation to “set their souls free”. The first main point is Woodstock’s background. By the 1960s, Americans had created their own prophets, music, press, and America’s…

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    their kids to watch performances, listen, or even associate with that type of music. Many catholics believed it was work that came from the devil. Much of the hate of the counterculture came from those who believed in the strict values that every American citizen should have. This is why Rock n Roll had drawn so much attention because it encouraged rebellion and freedom, while including the so called “inappropriate” dancing which was highly denounced. “Rock’n’Roll was one of the most hated…

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    A Look Back at Woodstock In evaluating the generations, the Baby Boomers are often looked upon as the “hippies”, love children, and peaceful protesters (not to mention avid drug users). While these statements are typically true of the Baby Boomers, another thing instantly comes to mind when they are brought up: Woodstock. Woodstock was a 3-day festival that occurred in Bethel, New York in August of 1969 with nearly half a million attendees. Famed for its stellar lineup and notorious amounts of…

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    Stones, and many more iconic bands. Richardson’s research also highlights designer Mary Quant. Quant created the ever-so-fashionable miniskirt and it began to spread throughout all of America. Research indicates that during the late 60s, artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin sparked a “hippie” movement that stemmed from The Woodstock Music and Art Fair. “The prevalence of free love, recreational drugs and psychedelic music became apparent in fashion. Clothes for men and women became…

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    Rolling Stones Influence

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    sexual excess. Band members were constantly in the news, visiting nightclubs, being seen with beautiful models on their arms, and on occasion being arrested for drug use. This free attitude to excess backfired when an early member of the band, Brian Jones, died from a drug overdose after a history of substance abuse and, later in 1969; the band became exposed to the violence they and the hippie movement were opposed to. At the Altamont free concert, an event held to compete with the earlier…

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