Woodstock: 3 days of peace & music, 40 years ago

  • Sherry Cowan of Key Biscayne was photographed by her first husband Bob Utley as she danced to Sly and the Family Stone at Woodstock in 1969. BOB UTLEY / COURTESY SHERRY COWAN

  • Bob Del Pozo and three friends from Westchester drove to the concert in this 1964 VW bug. COURTESY BOB DEL POZO

  • Sheena Spirit of Hollywood danced on stage to Santana and got poison sumac from frolicking in the woods. COURTESY SHEENA SPIRIT

  • Sandy Pukel of Miami was one of the naked people in the pond interview for the 1970 Michael Wadleigh movie. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Jon Jaboolian of Fort Lauderdale. COURTESY JON JABOOLIAN

  • An image from the original Woodstock festival from Monica Harvey of Miami Beach. COURTESY MONICA HARVEY

  • A copy of a Woodstock three-day ticket from 1969. COURTESY BUZZ FLEISCHMAN

  • A copy of a Woodstock festival flyer and map from 1969. COURTESY BUZZ FLEISCHMAN

  • A copy of a Woodstock festival flyer and ticket order form from 1969. COURTESY BUZZ FLEISCHMAN

  • Burk Uzzle's iconic image of a couple embracing at Woodstock in 1969. © BURK UZZLE/LAURENCE MILLER GALLERY, NEW YORK

  • Jammed cars are seen on Rt. 17B near the Woodstock Festival in Bethel, N.Y., on August 16, 1969. AP

  • Young people abandon their vehicles as some 200,000 persons try to reach the festival, Aug. 15, 1969. Cars were backed up for 10 miles. The festival closed the New York State Thruway, creating the nation's worst traffic jam. AP

  • About 400,000 people attend the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, N.Y., August 16, 1969. AP

  • Woodstock concert-goers leave the festival on Aug. 17, 1969. AP

  • Rock music fans relax during a break in the entertainment at Woodstock on Aug. 16, 1969. AP

  • A girl naps on top of her car, while trying to reach the music festival at Woodstock, N.Y., Aug. 16, 1969. AP

  • Concert-goers sit on the roof of a Volkswagen bus at Woodstock. AP

  • Barry Goldmeier bought tickets stamped COMPLIMENTARY from the leader of a counter culture group on Bleeker Street in Greenwich Village in New York City. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Barry Goldmeier of Miami. COURTESY BARRY GOLDMEIER

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • An image from the original Woodstock from Judy Pruitt of Miami. COURTESY JUDY PRUITT

  • The original Woodstock festival was organized by Artie Kornfeld, Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman and John Roberts (not shown). BRAD BARKET / GETTY IMAGES