The Woodstock Music and Art Festival took place in Bethel, New York, 50 years ago Aug. 15-18, 1969, as 32 acts performed for an audience of about 400,000 people, making the event a pivotal moment in popular music history and a turning point for the counterculture generation. Jimi Hendrix, The Band, Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin were among a few of the acts that performed over the course of the four-day festival.
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The legendary 1969 music festival almost didn't happen. It was repeatedly saved by non-groovy regular people.
Ever since the early '50s beginnings of "Peanuts," creator Charles Schulz feathered his beloved comic strip with anonymous birds that popped in with mischievous, chirping whimsy. Yet it was two decades until a winged "Peanuts" creature finally got a name, becoming a fully nested character.