This morning on Midmorning, Kerri Miller talks about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. I could try to reinvent the wheel, but once again, Midmorning says it best:
40th anniversary of Woodstock
It was billed as three days of peace, love, and music, but it turned out to be much bigger than anyone expected. Forty years after the great gathering on Max Yasgur's farm, a nation reflects on the music and the meaning of Woodstock.
Kerri's guests include Richie Havens, the opening performer at the famed festival, and two authors of books about the festival, New York DJ Pete Fornatale and Professor of History at Hamilton College Maurice Isserman. Listen in to their conversation at 10 a.m. CDT, and add your comments here.
I'm too young to have partaken in the wonders of Woodstock, but the location of my college across the Hudson River from the famed location serves as a constant reminder of the music, loving, and living that so historically took place there 40 years ago. Were you there? What was it like? Regardless of whether you were or not, what did it mean? What's its legacy?
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