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40 years on: Woodstock remembered


Woodstock, one of the most important events in music history, marks its 40th anniversary this week.

Half a million revellers descended on the event to listen to some of the biggest stars of the time.

For many, Woodstock was not just a music festival but an attempt to make a social statement about peace and love when the United States was at war in Vietnam and suffering racial discord at home.

Anna Holligan speaks to one of the original performers to find out what it was like to be a part of it.

Archive pictures courtesy of Genesis Publications, on show at the Woodstock Experience until 30 August 2009 at Idea Generation Gallery


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