Picking up a guitar, he sang the Bob Dylan classic for a group of reporters gathered on the grass under the wilting afternoon sun.
Melanie, 72, was one of the few female performers at Woodstock. She said though Woodstock is remembered as a groundbreaking concert, "the last thing that I thought was that it would become a historic event."
The legendary 1969 music festival almost didn't happen. It was repeatedly saved by non-groovy regular people.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events Thursday through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles northwest of New York City.
Woodstock is surrounded by myths, legends and misperceptions. Here's the real story about five of them.
Timing alone ensured that the Woodstock gathering and the Charles Manson massacre would be joined in memory, opposing codas to the 1960s, a decade endlessly debated and obsessed over.
Fifty years later, memories of the anarchic weekend of Aug. 15-18, 1969, remains sharp among people who were in the crowd and on the stage for the historic festival.
The 22-year-old photographer for an underground paper took hundreds of pictures of the performers and the crowd that weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shortly after Woodstock organizers announced the shambolic 50th anniversary concerts were off after months of setbacks and holdups, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang summed up the drama in six words: "It's been a really bizarre trip."