back to top

20 Things You Might Not Know About The Woodstock Music Festival

Picture it: Upstate New York, August 1969.

Posted on

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."

View this video on YouTube


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.


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

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!