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How Woodstock – the bird – was inspired by the 1969 music festival

Ever since the early ’50s beginnings of “Peanuts,” creator Charles Schulz feathered his beloved comic strip with anonymous birds that popped in with mischievous, chirping whimsy. Yet it was two …


Danny Goldberg: 50 years ago, Woodstock gave peace a chance

Fifty years ago, when I was 19, I got the assignment from the trade magazine Billboard to cover the Woodstock Festival because none of the older writers wanted to go. …


No chaos this time as Woodstock concert site preps for 50th

Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won’t be your hippie uncle’s trample-the-fences concert.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Fifty years on, hope still remains

It is worth remembering that what drew the Woodstock generation together was ultimately not anger, but a hope – idealistic, naive and impossibly young – that yet tugs at the …


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Woodstock at 50: Local festival attendees remember peace, love and mud on anniversary

Close to a half million people attended the three-day “Aquarian Exposition” in August 1969 that is held up as the peak of the anti-war activist movement of the 1960s. Many …


Woodstock 50 organizers-vs-investor clash heads to court

Accusations and counterclaims have piled up as lawyers for organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival and their onetime financial partner head toward a court hearing Monday.


Joe Cocker, Woodstock rocker, dead at 70

LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.


‘Round the Clock’ bike race attracts all levels

Armed with tents, headlights, sleeping bags, bicycles and maybe even some beer, hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts and their families kicked off a weekend of camping and bicycle riding Saturday at …


Woodstock lives on

Forty years after Richie Havens sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, he still gets requests for “Freedom.” He’s not surprised.


It was the dawning of the age of bad skin, corduroys

‘We are stardust, we are golden …” Today, on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, I want to share my own magical memories of that world-changing event.


Mystery of Woodstock baby lives on after all these years

Welcome to middle age, Woodstock Baby – if you’re really out there. The babies reportedly born at the Woodstock festival 40 years ago remain the most enduring mystery from that …