Why Jimi Hendrix Played Last

As you might remember Jimi Hendrix played last at Woodstock in 1969. He ended up playing on Monday morning to only a fraction of the 400,000 people who were actually ...

Woodstock Couple Still Together

Maybe Woodstock was magic. Or maybe the experience just brought them very close together. Whatever it is it’s something you don’t see every day. That couple that was on the ...

Why Woodstock Was Important

As Michael Lang, one of the founder’s of Woodstock said in his book The Road To Woodstock… “For me, Woodstock was a test of whether people of our generation really ...

Welcome to Woodstock Memories

So glad you came to visit. If you were at Woodstock then this site is for you. We’ll try to help bring back those great memories of the awesome experience that was Woodstock Music Festival 1969. Over 45 years ago… Whew… now I feel old.

If you weren’t there then we want to help you understand what you missed. It was a weekend and a time that was very special. Peace and love were real… if just for a brief time. It’s a weekend that I never will forget.

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If you’d like to add your story to our Blog click on the link on the left… or you can just click on this link to go to a page where you can add your own post or comment.

Here’s a gift for everyone. This is my version of Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock. If you’d like a version in mp3 format just let me know and I will be happy to email it to you. We’d also love to have folks submit versions of their own. I’ll be happy to add them to the site. Just click on the Blog link on the left.

Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock by Rick Hart

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My Memories of Woodstock

They say if you can remember being at Woodstock then you were’t really there. Well I was at Woodstock and I had as much fun as I could have and I still remember it… 40 years later.

Okay, I don’t remember EVERYTHING but then again I don’t remember everything that happened last week.

Me in 1969

Me in 1969

But Woodstock is truly embedded in my memory and what I do remember will not be lost any time soon.

This Today Show segment from the 20th Anniversary in 1989, has a picture of me at Woodstock. It’s at 5:29. See if you can find it…

I’m Rick Hart and I’m the creator of this site. Believe me it’s truly a labor of love in the full Woodstock sense. Thanks for visiting.

What DO I remember about Woodstock?

Well the first thing I remember was that it was the first time I realized that people who felt like me were everywhere. I could see that I was not alone in my beliefs and in my love of… well… love.

Riding and walking into the Festival I could see there were thousands of kids who looked a lot like me. And as I began to meet many of them I realized the feeling we had wasn’t just skin deep. There really was a sense of love and “we’re all in this together” in the air.

Of course, at 21 my understanding of love was still in many ways childish but the hope that love could transform the world was real. And when I got to Woodstock I began to believe in the power of love more than ever. In fact, I think it was the kind of experience that would shape my world-view for the rest of my life.

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