45 years ago this weekend Woodstock, the mother of all music festivals, took place in a farm field in Bethel, New York. Several hundred thousand people were in attendance hear music from performers such as Jimi Hendrix, Santana, the Grateful Dead and The Who.
To mark this event, I have gathered two article from the Scranton Times archives detailing the historic event.
Scranton Times – August 16, 1969 – page 2
Scranton Times – August 18, 1969 – page 2
To learn more about Woodstock Music and Art Fair visit these websites:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – http://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/
Woodstock – http://woodstock.com/
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast