August 15-17, 1969: 3 Days of Mud and Music.
August 12, 2009 3:19 AM Subscribe
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This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Woodstock
, or to give its official name, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair
, a little get-together held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm
in Bethel, New York
. It's not like Woodstock hasn't been picked apart to death for every year around this time, but since this is the 40th year since it happened, there seems to be more than the usual nostalgia fest going on.
There's the upcoming Ang Lee directed movie
), a VH-1 documentary
; a Heroes of Woodstock concert and other stuff going on
in Bethel; and various other planned events
. (Heroes of Woodstock is also touring the U.S. (warning: auto-playing loud music!)
). Want more? The NY Times asks you what your favorite Woodstock song is
; iTunes has a page full of Woodstock-and-its-era stuff
(iTunes link); and there's this list too
. And not to forget the seminal documentary that was released in 1970
(many clips from it are online
And of course the reminiscences and analyses. Was it that good for the bands? Maybe not
, but Art Guthrie remembers Woodstock, sort of, as a good time
. Maybe the generation gap that Woodstock symbolized is no longer
. How would it play out in 2009?
Last but not least, a lovely personal illustrated essay by Zina Saunders
) about two 15 year old girls from NYC going to Woodstock.