1. Joan Baez
After performing a 14 song set on Friday, August 15, Baez — who was six months pregnant at the time — wrapped up her performance and closed day one with a folk cover of “We Shall Overcome.” This was a song that she had famously sang at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington in 1963.
Joan Baez, “We Shall Overcome”:
Santana performed an eight song set in the early afternoon of the second day; the second song they performed in the set is their now signature song, “Evil Ways.”
Santana, “Evil Ways”:
3. Joe Crocker
Crocker (and his band, The Grease Band) opened up the third day of the festival. He closed his 13 song set with his iconic cover of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends.”
Joe Crocker, “With a Little Help from My Friends”:
4. Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Crosby, Stills, & Nash opened up their 11 song acoustic set with “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” a song famously written by Stills about his break-up with folk singer Judy Collins.
The band also performed a five song electric set.
Crosby, Stills, & Nash, “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”:
5. Jimi Hendrix
Arguably the single most iconic performance of the entire festival. Hendrix closed the festival with a 16 song set, the 13th song being his legendary feedback drenched cover of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Jimi Hendrix, “The Star-Spangled Banner”:
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