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On August 15-18, 1969, the Woodstock music festival attracted over 400,000 people to Bethel, New York. Fifty years later, memories of that rainy weekend remain sharp among people who were in the crowd and on the stage. Check out photos from that iconic moment in music history.

Visitors to the Woodstock pop festival in New York State climbed the sound tower to secure a better viewing point.
Visitors to the Woodstock pop festival in New York State climbed the sound tower to secure a better viewing point.Three Lions/Getty Images/Getty Images
American folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens opened the Woodstock Festival at Bethel, N.Y., on Aug. 15, 1969.
American folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens opened the Woodstock Festival at Bethel, N.Y., on Aug. 15, 1969.Pictorial Parade/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/Getty Images
A young woman napped on top of her car while trying to reach the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, N.Y. Organizers had sold 186,000 tickets; ultimately an estimated 400,000 people showed up for the festival on a 600-acre parcel of farmland.
A young woman napped on top of her car while trying to reach the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, N.Y. Organizers had sold 186,000 tickets; ultimately an estimated 400,000 people showed up for the festival on a 600-acre parcel of farmland. Associated Press/Associated Press
An overhead view of the crowd is pictured at the Woodstock Music Festival on Aug. 17, 1969.
An overhead view of the crowd is pictured at the Woodstock Music Festival on Aug. 17, 1969.Daniel Wolf/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Rock music fans sat on a tree sculpture as one leaped mid-air onto a pile of hay during Woodstock.
Rock music fans sat on a tree sculpture as one leaped mid-air onto a pile of hay during Woodstock. Associated Press/Associated Press
Attendees and their campsites at Woodstock.
Attendees and their campsites at Woodstock.Daniel Wolf/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
A girl helped herself to a free food ration in the camp area at Woodstock.
A girl helped herself to a free food ration in the camp area at Woodstock.Associated Press
Guitarist Carlos Santana (right) and bassist David Brown performed with the group Santana.
Guitarist Carlos Santana (right) and bassist David Brown performed with the group Santana.Tucker Ransom/Hulton Archive/Getty Images/Getty Images
Rock music fans hiked from the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, in Bethel, N.Y. Some 300,000 fans began to leave as the festival ended in the rain.
Rock music fans hiked from the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, in Bethel, N.Y. Some 300,000 fans began to leave as the festival ended in the rain.Associated Press
Grass and leaf huts were used as makeshift living quarters for some of the attendees at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, N.Y.
Grass and leaf huts were used as makeshift living quarters for some of the attendees at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, N.Y. Associated Press
Workers carried medical supplies that arrived by helicopter on the grounds of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, N.Y. Helicopters were pressed into service when some 300,000 person attending the festival blocked all roads. Despite scores of drug arrests, thousands of medical problems and two deaths, one from a heroin overdose and another when a teen was run over, there were no reports of violence.
Workers carried medical supplies that arrived by helicopter on the grounds of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in Bethel, N.Y. Helicopters were pressed into service when some 300,000 person attending the festival blocked all roads. Despite scores of drug arrests, thousands of medical problems and two deaths, one from a heroin overdose and another when a teen was run over, there were no reports of violence.Associated Press/Associated Press
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix performed at Woodstock.
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix performed at Woodstock.Larry C. Morris/The New York Times
Fans watched a peformance during the festival.
Fans watched a peformance during the festival. Daniel Wolf/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Audience members are pictured at the Woodstock Music Festival.
Audience members are pictured at the Woodstock Music Festival.Daniel Wolf/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Singer Grace Slick performed with the American rock group Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock.
Singer Grace Slick performed with the American rock group Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock.Getty Images/Getty Images
The scene on the grounds at the conclusion of the Woodstock Music Festival.
The scene on the grounds at the conclusion of the Woodstock Music Festival.Daniel Wolf/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Rock music fans jammed a highway leading from Bethel, N.Y., as they tried to leave the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. More than 400,000 people attended Woodstock, which was staged 80 miles northwest of New York City on a bucolic hillside owned by dairy farmer Max Yasgur. It was great spot for peaceful vibes, but miserable for handling the hordes coming in by car.
Rock music fans jammed a highway leading from Bethel, N.Y., as they tried to leave the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. More than 400,000 people attended Woodstock, which was staged 80 miles northwest of New York City on a bucolic hillside owned by dairy farmer Max Yasgur. It was great spot for peaceful vibes, but miserable for handling the hordes coming in by car.Assocoiated Press/Associated Press
A small peace sign is set into the grass at the site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, in Bethel, N.Y. Fifty years later, memories of the rainy weekend of Aug. 15-18, 1969 remain sharp among people who were in the crowd and on the stage.
A small peace sign is set into the grass at the site of the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, in Bethel, N.Y. Fifty years later, memories of the rainy weekend of Aug. 15-18, 1969 remain sharp among people who were in the crowd and on the stage.Seth Wenig/Associated Press/Associated Press