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Wood Stock

Breygent Got Back to the Garden with Woodstock Generation Rock Poster Cards

By the Time We Got to

In 1969, music was the language of a new generation, the Woodstock Generation. Named after the outdoor concert that had been billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace and Music,” the nearly half-million strong who attended were treated to the unforgettable psychedelic sounds of the sixties, with live performances of 435 songs by 32 groups representing the cream of rock’s royalty.This amidst mud-filled rainstorms, three accidental deaths (two from drugs and one by tractor), and a very serious lack of food and porta-potties, among many other consequential inconveniences. While this could have easily amounted to a disastrous weekend (“New York State Thruway is closed man!”), not a single incident of violence was recorded, as all pulled together, in true hippie fashion, for the greater good. As songstress Joni Mitchell was reported as saying, “Woodstock was a spark of beauty [where half-a-million kids] saw that they were part of a greater organism.”

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