Celebrations kick off for 50th anniversary of legendary Woodstock festival | AFP

Ageing hippies and young music lovers dive back into the spirit of Woodstock for the first day of celebrations of the festival’s 50th anniversary.

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ShowBiz Minute: Madsen, R Kelly, Woodstock

‘Reservoir Dogs’ Actor Michael Madsen pleads guilty to DUI; R. Kelly judge to proceed to trial despite new cases; Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to concert site. (Aug. 16)

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Guthrie plays Woodstock again

Arlo Guthrie entertained the press playing a Bob Dylan classic on the original Woodstock site in memory of the 1969 festival. (Aug. 16)

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‘Magical’ Woodstock: The town that lent the festival its name | AFP

Tourists often wander around the town of Woodstock, searching in vain for the grounds of the legendary music festival. Though the event was not actually held here, this small New York State town has long been a haven for artists and home to the spirit that shaped the massive 1969 gathering, almost 60 miles away.

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On This Day: 15 August 1969

In 1969, the infamous “peace and music” festival Woodstock kicked off in Bethel, New York. (Aug. 15)

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Today in History for August 15th

Highlights of this day in history: Allies mark VJ-Day as World War II effectively ends; Woodstock begins; France’s Napoleon Bonaparte born; India gains independence; Blast hits Omagh, N. Ireland; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Hollywood. (Aug. 15)

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50 years later, Woodstock artists share memories

Fifty years after Woodstock changed the world, artists David Crosby, John Fogerty and Carlos Santana talk about their memories of the historic music festival. (Aug. 14)

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“We were drawn like moths to a flame”: folk singer Arlo Guthrie looks back on Woodstock | AFP

Arlo Guthrie was in his early twenties when he played on the first day of Woodstock festival, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. The now 72-year-old singer – son of folk music revolutionary Woody Guthrie – looks back at the legendary festival, and the generation that made it happen.

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“We were drawn like moths to a flame”: folk singer Arlo Guthrie looks back on Woodstock | AFP

Arlo Guthrie was in his early twenties when he played on the first day of Woodstock festival, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. The now 72-year-old singer – son of folk music revolutionary Woody Guthrie – looks back at the legendary festival, and the generation that made it happen.

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The Lessons of Woodstock

Fifty years ago, they were at Woodstock. In the past few weeks, they were at AP talking about what it all meant. This mini-doc features David Crosby, John Fogerty and Santana remembering the music festival that has defined music festivals ever since.

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