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The six legendary acts of the 1960s who missed Woodstock

The six legendary acts of the 1960s who missed Woodstock

Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez... their performances at Woodstock remain etched in the collective memory, even 50 years after the iconic music festival. But six of the biggest acts of the 1960s skipped that date with musical destiny, some of them for re

Five decades post-Woodstock, extracting legacy from myth

Five decades post-Woodstock, extracting legacy from myth

A generation-defining political statement, an epiphany of peace, three chaotic days that altered music history -- the tropes of Woodstock are many, sometimes muddying meaning with myth.The festival carries significant cultural weight, but decades of rehashing

Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

A freewheeling weekend of indulgence. A New York farm transformed by idealistic youths into a mid-size city. A celebration of rock music and utopian ideals.Woodstock was many things but one thing is clear -- it is revered by many as the cultural touchstone of

In today's America plagued by shootings, Woodstock 2.0 unlikely

In today's America plagued by shootings, Woodstock 2.0 unlikely

Hundreds of thousands of people peacefully communing for a weekend of music, free love and mind-expanding drugs -- in today's era of mass shootings, the popular free-wheeling image of Woodstock can seem a bit naive.Major events in America now are not complete