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Woodstock - Three Days that Defined a Generation

Music documentary. How Woodstock, the festival that defined its generation, nearly ended in disaster and put the ideals of the counterculture of the 1960s to the test.

For three days in August 1969, half a million people from all walks of life converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York. They came to hear the concert of their lives, but most experienced something far more profound: a moment that came to define a cultural revolution.

This documentary tells the story of the lead-up to those three historic days, through the voices of those who were there and the music of the time. It includes extraordinary moments from the concert itself, iconic images of both performers and festival goers, and tells how this groundbreaking event, pulled off right at the last minute, nearly ended in disaster and put the ideals of the counterculture to the test.

1 hour, 22 minutes

Last on

Fri 16 Aug 2019 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:03

    Thunderclap Newman

    Something In The Air

  • 00:06

    Booker T. & The MG’s

    Green Onions

  • 00:08

    Canned Heat

    Rollin and Tumblin

  • 00:10

    Jefferson Airplane

    Embryonic Journey

  • 00:11


    The Pusher

  • 00:15


    Dear Mr. Fantasy

  • 00:16

    Willie Mitchell

    Grazin' In The Grass

  • 00:20

    The Blind Side (Motion Picture Soundtrack), Canned Heat

    Going Up The Country

  • 00:25


    Apricot Brandy

  • 00:31

    The Byrds

    You Ain't Going Nowhere

  • 00:35

    The Youngbloods

    Get Together

  • 00:41

    Richie Havens


  • 00:43

    Joan Baez

    Joe Hill

  • 00:46

    Tim Buckley

    Buzzin' Fly

  • 00:52


    Soul Sacrifice

  • 01:03

    Sly & the Family Stone

    Medley: Higher/Music Lover (Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969)

  • 01:05

    Jefferson Airplane

    The Other Side Of This Life

  • 01:06

    The Velvet Underground

    Sunday Morning

  • 01:10

    Joe Cocker

    With A Little Help From My Friends

  • 01:14

    Country Joe and the Fish


  • 01:15

    Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

  • 01:16

    Jimi Hendrix

    The Star Spangled Banner / Purple Haze / Woodstock Improvisation

  • 01:23


    Catch The Wind


Role Contributor
Director Barak Goodman
Executive Producer Mark Samels
Production Company Ark Media Productions


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