45 years ago, on July 20, 1969 at precisely 10:56 p.m. EDT, American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. Armstrong then stated, "That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Less than a month later, on August 15, 1969, 45 years from today, the festival officially billed as The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, An Aquarian Exposition, began and lasted through August 18th and became legendary – probably never to be replicated in exactly the same way, ever!
The Festival that ultimately became known as “Woodstock” actually never took place in Woodstock, New York (where Bob Dylan lived), but actually was held in the Catskill community of Bethel – 60 miles away – on a 600 acre dairy farm leased to the organizers by Max Yasgur.
. . . . and this is how it all started!
Which event do you remember best?