Fifty Years of Peace & Music | Introduction

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, August 1969–2019


A monthly blog series about the musicians of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair

For 32 months, from January 2017 to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival in August 2019, we will post the story of the 32 musical acts that performed at the most famous rock festival in history. Visit us here on the first Thursday of every month between now and August 2019. Read More

Fifty Years of Peace & Music | 8. Joan Baez

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, August 1969–2019

Day One, Performer 8
Joan Baez
Performed Saturday morning, August 16, 1:30–2:15 am

Joan Baez and Jeffrey Shurtleff performing at the Woodstock festival.

Joan Baez: vocals, guitar
Richard Festinger: guitar
Jeffrey Shurtleff: vocals, guitar
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Fifty Years of Peace & Music | 7. Arlo Guthrie

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, August 1969–2019

Day One, Performer 7
Arlo Guthrie
Performed Saturday morning, August 16, midnight–12:45 am

Arlo Guthrie performing late Friday night (actually in the wee hours of Saturday morning) at the Woodstock festival.

Arlo Guthrie: vocals, guitar
John Pilla: guitar
Bob Arkin: bass
Paul Motian: drums
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Fifty Years of Peace & Music | 6. Melanie

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, August 1969–2019

Day One, Performer 6
Melanie
Performed Friday night, August 15, 11:00–11:30 pm

Melanie performing at Woodstock.

Melanie Safka: vocals, guitar
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Fifty Years of Peace & Music | 5. Ravi Shankar

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, August 1969–2019

Day One, Performer 5
Ravi Shankar
Performed Friday night, August 15, 10:00–10:45 pm

Ravi Shankar and Ustad Alla Rakha onstage at the Woodstock festival. Screen capture from the 1970 documentary, Woodstock.

Ravi Shankar: sitar
Maya Kulkarni: tamboura
Ustad Alla Rakha: tabla Read More

Fifty Years of Peace & Music | 4. Tim Hardin

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, August 1969–2019

Day One, Performer 4
Tim Hardin
Performed Friday night, August 15, 8:45–9:30 pm

Tim Hardin performing at Woodstock.

Tim Hardin: vocals, guitar
Richard Bock: cello
Ralph Towner: guitar, piano
Bill Chelf: piano
Gilles Malkine: guitar
Glen Moore: bass
Steve “Muruga” Booker: drums Read More