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PHOTOS: Woodstock 45 years later

PHOTOS: Woodstock 45 years later

IT WAS THE SUMMER OF '69: A view of part of the crowd at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival held on a 600-acre pasture in the Catskill Mountains near White Lake in Bethel, N.Y., in August of 1969. The festival, billed as "Thee Days of Peace and Music," started on Friday, Aug. 15 and ended Monday morning, Aug. 18. More than 450,000 people attended. Photo: Associated Press

In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair opened in upstate New York. During the three days from Aug. 15-18, dozens of acts  – including The Who, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Joan Baez – performed before the crowd that had gathered on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm.

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For a complete look at the music festival that started it all, check out this VH1 “Behind the Music” Woodstock special.

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