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Review: Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation

Woodstock, New York will always be associated with the concert that took place 50 years ago 43 miles from there in Bethel. Half a million young people came together for 3 days to enjoy an amazing slate of the era’s best musicians: The Who, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joan Baez, Jimi Hendricks and so many more. I was too young to go, but I wish I could have been there. The war in Viet Nam was still sending bodies home. Kennedy and King had been assassinated. The young people of America needed a place to chill and come together. And this was the perfect venue. They came from all over the country to be a part of it. And there will never be another moment like it. There was an Academy Award winning documentary made about it in 1970 called simply Woodstock. And it would make a great companion piece to this new film. It had a lot more of the performances. This one is from the perspective of the people who put the whole thing together and more a play by play as it happened. I missed the music, but Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation tells a great story and made me long for that 60s peace and love vibe.