Where women were allowed to be free and where men were men but also looked a bit like women, it also became the most legendary festival in music history. Not even 2009's V Festival could compete with that.
Not one of the over half-a-million young people that ran riot in White Lake, New York that week could've known that they would be a part of history.
Luckily hindsight's a magical thing and Reel Art Press are releasing Woodstock, a brilliant 192-page book jam packed with iconic pictures by the almost-equally-iconic Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone magazine's first ever photographer, to mark the festival's 45th anniversary.
The Woodstock exhibition will run from 27th June until 18th July at Forge & Co, London, E1.
Images © Baron Wolman /www.reelartpress.com
Woodstock by Baron Wolman is published by www.reelartpress.com RRP £29.95.
An exhibition of Baron Wolman's Woodstock photography will be at Forge & Co Gallery, London E1 from 27 June to 8 July.