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 | 10. Country Joe McDonald

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

Day Two, Performer 2
Country Joe McDonald
Performed Saturday afternoon, August 16, 1:00–1:30 pm

Country Joe McDonald opening his solo set on the second day of the Woodstock festival.

 

Country Joe McDonald: guitar, vocals
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Fifty Years of Peace & Music | 9. Quill

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

Day Two, Performer 1
Quill
Performed Saturday afternoon, August 16, 12:15–12:50 pm

Quill performing at Woodstock. Filmmaker Michael Wadleigh can be seen at the left filming lead singer Dan Cole and guitarist Norman Rogers. Jon Cole, Phil Thayer, and Roger North are off-camera. Photo by Lisa Law.

Dan Cole: vocals
Jon Cole: bass, vocals
Norman Rogers: guitar, vocals
Phil Thayer: keyboards, saxophone, flute
Roger North: drums
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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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