Friday, August 24, 2007
W is for Woodstock
We are stardust, we are golden... the lyrics of Joni Mitchell's hit Woodstock, epitomised the attitude of the half a million strong music festival that took America, and the world, by storm. As flower children grooved to the sounds of iconic rock musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez and Janis Joplin, they donned bell bottoms, daisy chains and moccasins. The multitude of photographs that were taken at the 1969 festival have secured the spirit of the 60's style that continues to be relevant today. Open any current magazine and you will spot a shoot featuring vests, head-pieces, peace signs and long haired foxes with middle parts. Rolling Stone may have voted Woodstock as one of the most important moments in the history of rock and roll, but Musette votes the festival as the moment that locked in the recurrence of 'hippie-chic.'