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 | 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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50 Years of Peace & Music | 22. Jefferson Airplane

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

Day Two, Performer 14
Jefferson Airplane
Performed Sunday morning, August 17, 7:00–8:45 am

Jefferson Airplane performed early Sunday morning, the last set of a long Saturday Woodstock roster. Left to right: Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Marty Balin, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady (out of frame: Paul Kantner and Nicky Hopkins). Photo © Jason Lauré.

Marty Balin: vocals
Grace Slick: vocals
Paul Kantner: guitar, vocals
Jorma Kaukonen: guitar, vocals
Jack Casady: bass
Spencer Dryden: drums
Nicky Hopkins: piano
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50 Years of Peace & Music | 21. The Who

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

Day Two, Performer 13
The Who
Performed Sunday morning, August 17, 5:30–6:35 am

John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, and Pete Townshend — The Who at Woodstock. Photo © Henry Diltz.

Roger Daltrey: vocals
Pete Townshend: guitars, vocals
John Entwistle: bass
Keith Moon: drums
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50 Years of Peace & Music | 20. Sly & The Family Stone

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

Day Two, Performer 12
Sly & The Family Stone
Performed Sunday morning, August 17, 4:00–5:00 am

Sly Stone dances across the Woodstock stage as Cynthia Robinson flips a peace sign and Jerry Martini and Gregg Errico play on. Not shown: Freddie Stone, Rosie Stone, and Larry Graham). Photo © Jason Lauré.

Sylvester “Sly” Stone: vocals, keyboard, harmonica
Freddie Stone: guitar, vocals
Jerry Martini: saxophone
Cynthia Robinson: trumpet
Rosie Stone: keyboard, vocals
Larry Graham: bass
Gregg Errico: drums
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50 Years of Peace & Music | 19. Janis Joplin

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

Day Two, Performer 11
Janis Joplin
Performed Sunday morning, August 17, 2:30–3:30 am

Janis Joplin struts for the audience on the Woodstock stage as Snooky Flowers takes a break from the sax to sing. Photo © Elliott Landy.

Janis Joplin: vocals
Terry Clements: tenor saxophone
Cornelius “Snooky” Flowers: baritone saxophone
Luis Gasca: trumpet
John Till: guitar
Richard Kermode: keyboards
Brad Campbell: bass
Maury Baker: drums
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