Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Anniversary Woodstock Festival! 40 years!!

Some great examples of Woodstock era clothing....
1960's suede fringe dress
1960's star spangled bell bottoms

1960's hand painted fringe tunic

1960's red, white & blue suede fringe jacket

Billed by it's young promoters as "three days of peace and music", and widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history, The Woodstock music festival attracted nearly half a million fans to a pasture in Sullivan County, NY August 15th - 18th, 1969. The Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Who signed for double their usual fees, and Jimi Hendrix signed for $32,000. Originally a profit making venture, it famously became a free concert when it was obvious the event would draw hundreds of thousands more people than the organizers had prepared for. Such a success was the festival, NY State introduced a whole raft of new laws to ensure it would never happen again! Held during a time of military conflict and racial discord, participants quickly became aware that the event had taken on a meaning beyond its original intent. Minds were 'open', drugs were used and 'love' was 'free'.


  1. i need that hand-painted fringe tunic, the american flag fringe jacket is museum material, and i love "'love' was 'free'". amazing!

  2. It's about time we see an event of this magnitude
    and this inspirational again.

  3. WOW! The hand painted 60s fringe tunic is amazing! :)

  4. I just put a very smiler jacket on ebaY. Didn't know it was this AWESOME!!!