Bethel, New York

  • Anthem of Dissent: Jimi Hendrix’s Star-Spangled Statement

    It was the summer of 1969, a time of turmoil and change in America. The Vietnam War was raging, civil rights struggles were at their peak, and the youth were crying out for a revolution. At the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a little-known farm in Bethel, New York transformed into a microcosm of the…

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  • Santana’s Soulful Sacrifice

    Woodstock, already destined to become a legendary event, was teeming with a sea of humanity that had swelled far beyond anyone’s expectations. An anticipated audience of 50,000 had surged to an estimated 400,000, transforming the quiet town of Bethel, New York, into a sprawling, makeshift metropolis. Hordes of young people from across the nation descended…

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  • Woodstock’s Echo: 50-Plus Years of Musical Reverie IN PHOTO

    In the radiant summer of 1969, the idyllic town of Bethel, New York, would bear witness to an event that would become the anthem of a generation. Over 400,000 free spirits, music lovers, and dreamers flocked to a sprawling dairy farm owned by the kind-hearted Max and Miriam Yasgur. The venue: the Woodstock Music &…

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