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Woodstock Remembered

Woodstock Remembered

The Story

They say if you can remember Woodstock, you weren't really there. Of course, that's not entirely true. More than 400,000 people gathered in a farmer's field in upstate New York to attend the three-day music festival in August of 1969, and many have extremely fond - and relatively clear - memories of the event. We've all heard the tales of free love, rain, mud, drugs, and a magical atmosphere filled with peace, love and music. In fact, the stories have been repeated so often that many of us who weren't even there feel like we have Woodstock memories. CBC Digital Archives looks at how the legendary festival has been remembered over the years.