74. Woodstock: Defining a Generation

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, commonly called , was an American music, and art celebration that place from August 15 – 18, 1969. It billed as "3 Days of Peace and Music," was a defining event for the young generation Americans of the time.

The 1960s was an era in American history. Many of the events took place during those controversial 10 years profoundly modern American society today. The war in Vietnam raging in the 60s, and the popular president, F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. These are two of the events that defined the decade. were many more historic events during that era deeply divided the country. Woodstock was designed to how the young generation can coexist with the generation of Americans by living in harmony with another.

Although the event did not occur in town of Woodstock, New York, the city has synonymous with the celebration. More than 400,000 young gathered at the dairy farm in the small of White Lake, New York to witness music in the making. Rolling Stone Magazine listed the as one of the 50 Moments that Changed History of Rock ‘n' Roll." Some of the names in rock history performed at the three-day , including The Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Airplane, and the late, Jimi Hendrix. In all, acts performed at the outdoor festival, and it free of charge to all.

Two soundtracks were in the following two years. Both albums featured live performances with introductions. The documentary film "Woodstock" released in 1970, and received an Oscar in Academy Award for Feature Documentary category. It was deemed a Culturally Significant, by the United States, of Congress.