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Peace, Love, Music: Woodstock Revisited

Tom Graves, American History, February 1996

"IT'S A NEW dawn," Grace Slick, lead singer for the Jefferson Airplane, told a swelling crowd of 400,000 at Woodstock, the most famous music gathering in American history. Almost exactly one hundred years after Boston's Great National Peace Jubilee of 1869, the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair of August, 1969 proved to the world that nearly half a million American youth could live together, under conditions soon to be declared a disaster area, in love, harmony, and peace.

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