This weekend marks the 42nd anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. The fest concluded on August 18th, 1969 with Jimi Hendrix' incendiary version of the Star Spangled Banner. Woodstock is noteworthy for myriad reasons. It was huge by any standard, with an audience of an estimated 500,000 on hand to see the biggest rock and roll stars of the day.


It's probably most noted for the peaceful, cooperative atmosphere over the three days of 'peace, love, and music'. It proved, at least for a weekend, that the hippie ideal could be achieved at a time when events in the country were in extreme turmoil. Fans endured rain, mud, and a lack of adequate food and facilities to come together as one for the music and the spirit of the '60s. Most of the music is well documented in the movie production of the event, but not all the artists who played were fully represented. Creedence Clearwater Revival played a fiery set at Woodstock, but much of their performance was not in the motion picture. Check out the band at the height of their power performing a rarely seen 'Born On The Bayou' at Woodstock:

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