A Look Back At Woodstock For Its 50th Anniversary

Woodstock 50 may no longer be a reality, but the famed music festival is worth a walk down memory lane. Exactly five decades ago, acts like Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Carlos Santana and Richie Havens all came together to celebrate the youth culture of the late ‘60s and it certainly was an event to remember. In honor of the anniversary, iHeartRadio has rounded up some photos from the original Woodstock Festival, which brought together half a million of attendees to Bethel, New York to rejoice in peace, music and love. Scroll on below to see what we mean!

Wide-angle overall of huge crowd facing

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A wide-angle photo shows the huge crowd facing the distant stage during the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

John Sebastian

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American folk-rock singer, John Sebastian performs at the festival. Sebastian was the former lead singer of the band The Lovin' Spoonful.

Peace On The Road To Woodstock

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A couple on the way to the Bethel, NY event.

Arriving At Woodstock

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A group of people stepping over a torn-down fence in order to enter the festival grounds.

Dueling Guitars-Carlos Santana

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Guitarist Carlos Santana (right) and bassist David Brown perform with the group Santana.

Psylvia

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A woman named Psylvia dances in the midst of the crowd.

Halsey Clifton

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Halsey Clifton, right, standing on the sound-mixing table in the rain.

Paul Foster

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Paul Foster of the Merry Pranksters walks along the festival grounds in a colorful outfit. The Merry Pranksters were a group of friends and family associated with author, Ken Kesey.

Woodstock HItchers

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After the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, these young men hitched a lift home in the boot of a car.

Attendees at Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

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A fan hides out from the rain.

Jefferson Airplane

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Singer, Grace Slick performs with the American rock group Jefferson Airplane.

Young woman with flute ecstatically rais

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A woman with a flute ecstatically raises her arms amid crowd at Woodstock music festival.

Ralph Ackerman's Photo Show At Woodstock

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A female festival goer looks at a gallery of photographs by Ralph Ackerman exhibited upon a chain link fence.

Richie Havens Performs At Woodstock

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Musician Richie Havens performs onstage at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair.

Hog Farm Bus At Woodstock

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Several men lean against a decorated school bus used by the Hog Farmers, a group who had been asked to help construct, ensure security, and provide food for the event.

Making A Tent At Woodstock

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A group of festival goers hang from a tent frame as a fourth ties the frame together to form a tent on the festival grounds.

Inside A Tipi At Woodstock

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A unique view of the clouds painted on a tipi during the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair.

Woodstock

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Fans climb a scaffold to get a better view.

Ravi Shankar Performs At Woodstock

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Indian musicians Ravi Shankar (center) and Alla Rakha (left) perform at the Woodstock festival.

Night overview of the stage all lit up during unid

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A view of the lit stage at sundown.

Large crowd of people, incl. people sitting on top

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A large crowd of people sit on top of decorated cars & buses.

Joan Baez

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American folk musician Joan Baez singing and playing the guitar on stage.

Crosby, Stills, & Nash On Stage At Woodstock

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Stephen Stills (left) and David Crosby of the group Crosby, Stills, & Nash perform on stage.

Grateful Dead At Woodstock

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Grateful Dead guitarist, Jerry Garcia plays with the band during their Woodstock set.

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