A lot of words have been written and spoken this year about the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, which — despite the odds — got started Aug. 15, 1969. Over the years, many participants and organizers of the “Aquarian exposition” that brought hundreds of thousands of fans to upstate New York have shared their memories of the experience here on WAMC.
This is an oral history of Woodstock, featuring:
Wavy Gravy, Graham Nash, Melanie, Michael Lang, Stephen Stills, Robbie Robertson, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Leslie West, and Pete Townshend.
Interviews were conducted by Alan Chartock, Joe Donahue, Sarah LaDuke, and Ian Pickus. WAMC News Intern Jackie Orchard helped with production.