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A music fan at Woodstock pop festival in his car covered in anti-war slogans for love and peace. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

The original Woodstock kicked off 50 years ago today.

From August 15-18, 1969, nearly 400,000 people descended on Bethel, New York for peace, love and music from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, The Band, Joe Cocker, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and many more.

To celebrate this iconic moment in music history, check out the gallery below and browse through photos of festival goers.