Woodstock at 40

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It’s been 40 years since the 3-day weekend of peace, love and music on
Max Yasgar’s farm in Bethel New York.  Vermonters are sharing their memories of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival with VPR through interviews and commentaries.  You can also share your memories of the event.  Join the discussion on our public action page below.  Send us your thoughts and photos.


Debbie Bookchin

Debbie Bookchin, who was only a teenager when she made her way to Bethel, New York, in 1969. But the hopes and aspirations of that time still resonate with her today. 





Bill Sorrell

One Vermonter who got to Woodstock is today the Attorney General of the state. Bill Sorrell was 22 years old in the summer of ’69. He shares memories of the festival with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.





Nick Marro

Nick Marro covered the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival for the
Rutland Herald and says in many ways the music, as good as some of it
was, was secondary to the social consciousness raised by a diverse
group of people from all parts of the country.





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