The Civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, Woodstock, John F. Kennedy’s assassination. These are only a few of the countless events that happened in the decade known as the 60s. It was a time of change and growth — for not just the United States, but the whole world. Take a look back to a time when some of the most important moments of the 20th century were occurring, even though not everyone realized it yet.
Here, a man smiles in his Ford Mustang in Bethel, New York, on his way to the Woodstock Music Festival. Woodstock was a festival held during the summer of 1969. More than 400,000 people gathered on a dairy farm in southern New York between August 15th to the 18th.
A total of 32 acts performed including Joan Baez, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The festival has been described as one of the most pivotal events in music history.