A landmark counterculture event was the woodstock festival, held in upstate new york in august 1969 billed as three days of peace, music, and love, the promoters expected a large crowd but not the 300,000 to 400,000 people who actually attended. Woodstock's impact on culture it introduced the concept of unity to people who loved music and peace the country was heavily divided in 1969 with the issues over the war in vietnam being very prominent in society. Woodstock 1969 defined an entire generation and its effects on music and american culture can still be felt today woodstock '69 featured one of the most prolific musical lineups in history including such icons as jimi hendrix , janis joplin , joe cocker , santana , and the who. It's been 40 years since woodstock and local experts say the skepticism of the era still rings true in many areas indiana university history professor michael mcgerr studies american political. The woodstock music and arts festival was called an aquarianexposition and hailed as three days of peace and music and it waspeaceful but the times were not america seemed to be dividing the war invietnam went on and on more american boys were still being sent tosoutheast asia by newly elected president nixon.
It was all there in a muddy pasture on an upstate new york dairy farm: the viet nam war, the distrust of government, the culture of sex, drugs, and rock music our woodstock 101 encompasses the event, the music, and the people of the 1969 woodstock festival. Woodstock was not merely a rock concert showcasing some of the best rock 'n' roll bands of the sixties it was an interlude arriving in the context of more social and political upheaval than. Woostock 1969 was the first of the super concerts but it wasn't just about the music it changed they way we looked at the world get to know woodstock 69 through photographs, videos and memorabilia. Revellers kiss in the mud during the woodstock festival in kostrzyn-upon-odra river, close to the polish and german border photo by: pawel kopczynski/reuters find this pin and more on woodstock by soozy henegg welcome to fy hippies this site is obviously about hippies there are occasions where.
Woodstock changed us all the woodstock festival, billed as 3 days of peace & music, wasn't just a musical landmark, it was also a political statement made at the height of the hippy movement. The woodstock music & arts festival was of local and regional significance because of the enormous impact, both immediate and lasting, the event had on the local and regional community originally an economic pursuit, the financiers of the event originally wanted a different site for the festival. Worcester, mass - forty years ago, on aug 18, 1969, legendary guitarist jimi hendrix stepped onto the stage at the woodstock, ny, music festival and embarked upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours--one of the longest performances of his career. The lasting impact of the counter culture, woodstock 1969 is the tip of the iceberg and merely a superficial look at the festival, and its historical stamp not only is the research flimsy, i found (at least) one inaccuracy in the text by ettagale blauer and jason laure. The summer of love boasted music festivals, poetry readings, speeches, and even theater for the most part, the summer of love proved successful in its ability to spread the counterculture message, but by the fall of 1967, increased incidents of crime and drug abuse by hippies gathered in haight-ashbury signaled a change in the movement.
The counterculture in the united states has been interpreted as lasting roughly from 1964 to 1972 —coincident with america's involvement in vietnam—and reached its peak in august 1969 at the woodstock festival, new york, characterized in part by the film easy rider (1969. The counter culture movement reached its heights in 1969, when young people attended the woodstock music and art festival at newyork the festival became a symbol of anti-war movement the festival was a mixture of hippie, pop and drug culture. This new culture stood against the traditional values of middle-class society and manifested its rebellion in several ways long hair, rock music (as showcased at woodstock), tye-dye, sex, drugs, and riots are only some of the vehicles through which the counterculture asserted itself through protests and anti-war demonstrations, the. Top international dance music festival, mysteryland, has released an official video to usher in its touch down on american soil id&t producers—acquired by sfx along with tomorrowland. Compares the 1969 woodstock music and art fair with the 1985 live aid concert by examining the ways in which the events were organized, promoted, and executed although live aid attempted to capitalized on the woodstock mythology, it ultimately failed due to generational and philosophical differences.
It was more than a concert, said lisa law, a photographer and author of the book flashing on the sixties who attended woodstock music and art fair, august 15-17, 1969 it was just beautiful. The movie and albums about woodstock that followed the festival allowed people to re-live that weekend in a way they weren't able to with most shows of the time, spreading the concert's impact. Its impact on america's culture and society as well as its youth will not be forgotten for many years to come four men named michael lang, artie kornfield, john roberts, and joel rosenman originally established woodstock. Effects woodstock's effect on the local town woodstock impacted the town of bethel, where it was held, in many different ways because there was so much destruction and garbage as a result of the festival, many citizens were outraged.
Woodstock was a spectacular event that made real all the things that hippies believed in--peace, music, harmonious living, and an abundance of acid hippies might have had greenwich in new york and the haight-ashbury in california, but woodstock was the one place where hippies could come together and feel united. But many soon found their first judgments inadequate as the learned more about the woodstock music and art fair, the most ambitious rock music festival ever held, which a week ago drew 450,000 young men and women to max yasgur's dairy farm in white lake. In august of 1969, musicians and fans gathered together to dance, enjoy music and spread a message of peace on a dairy farm in bethel, new york little did they know, they were making history.