Woodstock is 49 years old today!

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8/15/1969 (49 years ago today) - It's the first of three days and nights of peace and music as over 400,000 get together at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, an event now regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history -- "the definitive nexus for the counterculture generation" -- where the blend of musical styles that was performed over the course of the festival was something that had never happened anywhere else before, a heady mix of rock and roll, funk, folk, jazz fusion, blues, psychedelia and Latin; something in the air indeed...

32 acts played over the course of a somewhat rainy weekend, and the line-up is as classic as classic can be: Jimi Hendrix -- The Who -- Santana -- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (their live debut!) -- Grateful Dead -- The Band -- Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Sly & The Family Stone -- Ten Years After -- Janis Joplin -- Jefferson Airplane -- Joe Cocker -- Canned Heat -- Blood, Sweat & Tears -- Arlo Guthrie -- Johnny Winter and more...

Happy Anniversary Woodstock! Now here's what it means to "step up": The first act scheduled to perform was a band called Sweetwater, but they were essentially paralyzed in a massive traffic jam and were not going to make it on time, so at the last second {literally!} the promoters asked Richie Havens if he would go on. The rest, as they say...

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"And everywhere was a song and a celebration...", xoxo!