3 Days of Peace & Music: The Crowd at Woodstock, 1969 [Photos]

Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Rock music fans relax during a break in the entertainment at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y., on Aug. 16, 1969. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
This is an aerial photo of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival held on 600 acres of cow pasture leased from a farmer at White Lake in Bethel, Sullivan County, N.Y., in Aug. 1969. The festival, billed as "Thee Days of Peace and Music," started on Friday, Aug. 15 and ended Monday morning, Aug. 18. More than 450,000 persons attended. (AP Photo/Steve Starr)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Grass and leaf huts are used as makeshift living quarters for some of the attendees at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival at White Lake in Bethel, N.Y., in Aug. 1969. The festival, billed as "Three Days of Peace and Music," took place Aug. 15-18. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Young people begin leaving the grounds of the Woodstock concerts after spending a rainy night, Aug. 16, 1969. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Young people leave the debris-strewn scene where hundreds of thousand congregated over the weekend to enjoy the rock music festival held in a farm field in Bethel, New York, Aug. 18, 1969. In background is stage where musicians performed. (AP Photo/Bob Scott)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Woman sweeps debris from the street in front of her home in Bethel, NY, as rock music fans leave the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, Aug. 18, 1969. Many of the 300,000 persons attending the festival were still making their way home. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Young people leave debris-strewn scene where hundreds of thousands congregated over the weekend to enjoy the rock music festival held in field in Bethel, New York, Aug. 18, 1969. In background is stage where musicians performed. (AP Photo/Bob Scott)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
John Sebastian, Woodstock 1969, by Henry Diltz. (PRNewsFoto/Signatures Network, Henry Diltz)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Rock music fans hike from the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, New York, Aug. 17, 1969. Some 300,000 fans began to leave as the festival ended in the rain. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
The summer of 89 heralds the 20th anniversary of the landmark Woodstock Festival of Peace and Music, and Warner Bros. extensive plans to celebrate this major musical, cultural, and social phenomenon are underway. Integral to the many Woodstock commemorative activities is a remarkable cache of previously-unseen footage recently discovered in Warner Bros film vaults. These heretofore "lost" treasures feature showstopping performances by rock superstar Creedance Clearwater Revival; Jefferson Airplane. Janis Joplin; The Band; Richie Havens; and Crosby, stills, Nash and Young; among others. (AP-Photo) 1989
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Volunteers pick up trash in the mud on the grounds of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, New York, Aug. 17, 1969. Festival sponsors asked for volunteer help in removing the debris left by some 300,000 rock music fans. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Rock music fans hike from the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, N.Y., Aug. 17, 1969. Some 300,000 fans began to leave as the festival ended in the rain. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Music fans seek shelter is a grass hut at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, New York, Aug. 17, 1969. Sign above reads "Have a Marijuana." (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
This is an aerial view of traffic jam on Route 17B in White Lake, NY, near Bethel, site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Aug. 16, 1969. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
An aerial view of the massive crowds that crowded around the stage at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, NY, Aug. 16, 1969. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Hundreds of rock music fans jam highway leading from Bethel, New York, Aug. 16, 1969 as they try to leave the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. Two hundred thousand persons spent a rainy night at the festival. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
This is an aerial view of traffic jam and parking areas on Route 17B in White Lake, NY, near Bethel, site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Aug. 16, 1969. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Hundreds of rock music fans jam highway leading from Bethel, New York, Aug. 16, 1969 as they try to leave the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. Two hundred thousand persons spent a rainy night at the festival. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Hundreds of rock music fans walk along the wet highway leading from Bethel, New York, Aug. 16, 1969 as they try to leave the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. Two hundred thousand persons spent a rainy night at the festival. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock Rock music fans gather at a stand outside a motel near the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, New York, Aug. 16, 1969. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
A youth lies with head injuries suffered when he was thrown from the trunk of a car on the road leading to the Woodstock Music and Art festival in Bethel, New York, Aug. 16, 1969. Ambulances were unable to reach the scene because of the traffic. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Music fans are treated for cuts and bruises after falling from the outside of a car on the grounds of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival at White Lake in Bethel, N.Y., on Aug. 15, 1969. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Young people abandon their trucks, cars and buses as some 200,000 persons try to reach the Woodstock Music and Art Festival on a leased cow pasture at White Lake in Bethel, New York Friday, Aug. 15, 1969. Cars were backed up for 10 miles. The festival closed the New York State Thruway, creating the nation?s worst traffic jam. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Rock music fans sit on a tree sculpture as one leaps mid-air onto a pile of hay during the Woodstock Music and Art Festival held on a cow pasture at White Lake in Bethel, New York on Aug. 15, 1969. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Concert-goers sit on the roof of a Volkswagen bus at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair at Bethel, N.Y., in mid-August 1969. The three-day concert attracted hundreds of thousands of people, and became a landmark cultural event of the late '60s. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
This is a view of part of the crowd at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival held on a 600-acre pasture in the Catskill Mountains near White Lake in Bethel, N.Y., in Aug. 1969. The festival, billed as "Thee Days of Peace and Music," started on Friday, Aug. 15. More than 450,000 persons attended. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
A girl helps herself to a free food ration in the camp area at the Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, N.Y. on Aug. 15, 1969. (AP Photo)
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Woodstock 1969
This is a general view of the crowd at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Aug. 14, 1969. (AP Photo)
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Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
A mud-caked music lover lies atop his motorcycle at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, Aug. 14, 1969. (AP Photo)
Woodstock 1969
Woodstock 1969
Concert-goers sit on the roof of a Volkswagen bus at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair at Bethel, N.Y., in mid-August, 1969. The three-day concert attracted hundreds of thousands of people, and became a landmark cultural event of the late '60s. (AP Photo)
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