Woodstock Festival: Where did the peace and love go?

Dead soon.

Dead soon.

Forty-seven years on, Mick Brown reveals how the hippie dream peddled by the Woodstock Festival was doomed to fail.

It is perhaps ironic that the artist who, for many, most defines the Woodstock Festival was not actually there. Like a lot of people who should have been performing, who one fancifully imagines were performing – a list that includes Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Love and the Doors – Joni Mitchell was otherwise engaged.

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