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Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Conservatives cringed @ his rendition of Star Spangled Banner @ the time, but now it is iconic piece of American music. RIP Jimi. 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Fifty years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock, N.Y., Music Festival and started upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours — one of the longest performances of his career. It concluded with a long medley that included the solo performance of the Star Spangled Banner that would become emblematic not only of Woodstock, but of the 1960's.

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Jimi Hendrix Woodstock Performance Tidbits

Hendrix's performance with his band Gypsy Sun and Rainbowsat Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New Yorkon August 18, 1969. 

Jimi Hendrix was one of the 32 acts to perform at Woodstock, and boy did he put on one hell of a show donning a white leather and blue-beaded fringed jacket. Hendrix was actually the last to perform at the festival for a crowd of 30,000 onlookers as many of the music-loving concertgoers had already gone home because of the rain delays.

The ones who waited in anticipation for Hendrix’s two-hour performance with his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows were certainly thrilled they waited, as it has gone done in history as a defining moment of the ’60s. Hendrix might have been the last act to perform, but he was the highest paid and earned himself a nice sum of $18,000.

The Iconic Woodstock Album Cover, meet the Couple.

The Iconic Woodstock Album Cover, meet the Couple.
 
Meet the Couple From The Iconic Woodstock Album Cover
Nearly half a century after Woodstock, the album cover photo retains its symbolism for its photographer and the couple themselves.
 
40 plus years later, Nick and Bobbi are married and the pair never left one another’s arms. They married two summers after the fabled weekend, and they still live less than an hour’s drive from the original concert site of Bethel, N.Y., and within spitting distance of where they both grew up. And they're Hippie Peace Freaks members. YAY!
 
In August 1969, they were 20 years old, and only dating for a couple of months. The TV and radio were abuzz with news of a crowded music festival the next county over. Officials were warning people to stay away.
 

Woodstock Couple 46 Years Later is Still Together

This Couple From the Woodstock LP Cover is Still Together 46 Years Later

Bobbi and Nick Ercoline's love story is more iconic than most may know. In fact, it was these two whose photo was used as the cover for the Woodstock soundtrack 46 years ago. While Woodstock celebrates its 46th anniversary this week, the Ercolines look back on the event that captured a small, yet essential, moment of their union.
 
Two years after the photo was taken, the two were married. Today, they have two grown children and look back on the event that is both "meaningful" and "phenomenal" in their book, according to Bobbi. 
 
"All those people coming together with no violence, just peace, love and sharing."
 
A moment in time that influenced generations to follow, the Ercolines' picture and story emulate something of a Woodstock fairy tale
 

Woodstock Music & Art Fair: 49th Anniversary

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Scheduled for August 15–17, it ran over to Monday, August 18. During the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors.
 
Genre
Rock and folk, including blues rock, folk rock, jazz fusion, hard rock, latin rock and psychedelic rock
 
Dates
August 15–17, 1969 ran over to August 18
 
Location(s)
Bethel, White Lake, New York, U.S. (original)
 
Years active
1969 (original). 49 years ago
 
Founded by
Michael Lang, John P. Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Artie Kornfeld