Category: woodstock

These candid backstage Polaroids were taken by an unknown fan of Jimi Hendrix at the 1969 Woodstock. Hendrix performed early Monday morning so this would have been the last day of the festival – August 17, 1969.

Couple find and recreate their Woodstock photo 50 years after the iconic music festival.

Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, the couple featured on the iconic Woodstock album cover, pose together at the site where the photo was taken 50 years ago, in Bethel, New York. (Burk Uzzle/Reuters/Dan Fastenberg)

Read more of their fascinating love story here.

Here’s how much each artist was paid at Woodstock ’69; Jimi Hendrix is believed to be on top with $18,000!

1. Jimi Hendrix – $18,000
2. Blood, Sweat and Tears – $15,000
3. Joan Baez – $10,000
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival – $10,000
5. The Band – $7,500
6. Janis Joplin – $7,500
7. Jefferson Airplane – $7,500
8. Sly and the Family Stone – $7,000
9. Canned Heat – $6,500
10. The Who – $6,250
11. Richie Havens – $6,000
12. Arlo Guthrie – $5,000
13. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – $5,000
14. Ravi Shankar – $4,500
15. Johnny Winter – $3,750
16. Ten Years After – $3,250
17. Country Joe and the Fish – $2,500
18. Grateful Dead – $2,500
19. The Incredible String Band – $2,250
20. Mountain – $2,000
21. Tim Hardin – $2,000
22. Joe Cocker – $1,375
23. Sweetwater – $1,250
24. John B. Sebastian – $1,000
25. Melanie – $750
26. Santana – $750
27. Sha Na Na – $700
28. Keef Hartley – $500
29. Quill – $375

Aerial shot of Woodstock in 1969,

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The Daily Sentinel, Woodstock, Illinois, February 2, 1946

The Woodstock Sentinel, Illinois, October 22, 1868

Peeking at Jimi Hendrix’s set, Woodstock, 1969

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The Daily Sentinel, Woodstock, Illinois, August 7, 1936