50 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

50 Years of Peace & Music | 27. Johnny Winter

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

Day Three, Performer 5
Johnny Winter
Performed Monday morning, August 18, midnight–1:10 am

Johnny Winter performing on-stage at Woodstock.

Johnny Winter: guitar, vocals
Edgar Winter: keyboards
Tommy Shannon: bass
“Uncle” John Turner: drums
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50 Years of Peace & Love | 26. The Band

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

Day Three, Performer 4
The Band
Performed Sunday night, August 17, 10:00–10:50 pm

Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, and Robert Manuel of The Band performing at Woodstock. Not pictured are Garth Hudson and Rick Danko.

Robbie Robertson: guitar, vocals
Garth Hudson: organ, keyboards, saxophone
Richard Manuel: piano, drums, vocals
Rick Danko: bass, vocals
Levon Helm: drums, mandolin, vocals
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50 Years of Peace & Music | 25. Ten Years After

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

Day Three, Performer 3
Ten Years After
Performed Sunday night, August 17, 8:30–9:30 pm

From the 1970 feature documentary, Woodstock, Alvin Lee of Ten Years After in split-screen on the Woodstock stage.

Alvin Lee: guitar, vocals
Chick Churchill: keyboards
Leo Lyons: bass
Ric Lee: drums
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50 Years of Peace & Love | 24. Country Joe & The Fish

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

Day Three, Performer 2
Country Joe & The Fish
Performed Sunday evening, August 17, 6:30–7:50 pm

Screen grab from the movie Woodstock, showing Barry Melton (left) and Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe & the Fish performing “Rock and Soul Music.”

Country Joe McDonald: guitar, vocals
Barry “The Fish” Melton: guitar
Mark Kapner: keyboards
Doug Metzner: bass
Greg “Duke” Dewey: drums
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50 Years of Peace & Music | 23. Joe Cocker

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

Day Three, Performer 1
Joe Cocker (The Grease Band)
Performed Sunday afternoon, August 17, 2:00–3:30 pm

Joe Cocker gave an emotional, soulful performance at Woodstock.

Joe Cocker: vocals
Chris Stainton: keyboards
Henry McCullough: guitar
Alan Spenner: bass
Bobby Torres: congas
Bruce Rowland: drums
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