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20 Things You Might Not Know About The Woodstock Music Festival

Picture it: Upstate New York, August 1969.

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9. Richie Havens wasn't supposed to be the opening act, but the bands that were initially scheduled were late because of traffic. Richie improvised a song that would be forever associated with the Woodstock Festival: "Freedom."

Don't worry though -- she made up for it by writing the major Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hit, "Woodstock."

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20. Jimi Hendrix closed the event on Monday morning, performing a two-hour set. By then there were only 30,000 attendees because of the rain.

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Only a small chunk of hippies witnessed the greatest moment in rock history: Hendrix's version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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