Pictures of Woodstock festival that aren’t

Many history “fact” accounts and websites offers photos of the famous Woodstock festival. In many cases these stories are basically click-baits, and almost always they contain one or several mistakes.

Below you can find five example photos that were not taken in the Woodstock festival in 1969:

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  1. Advertisement for the clothing company Landlubber, 1971
  2. Powder Ridge Music Festival, 1970. Photograph by Leonard Freed
  3. Park concert, University of Pennsylvania, PA, 1971. Photograph by David Fenton
  4. Kralingen Pop Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1970. Photograph by Herbert Behrens
  5. Summer of Love, 1967, Hyde Park, London, UK. As a reference, here are two photos of the same persons partying in 1967. Photograph by David Graves

Update: adding photo number #6, often titled as “Rain Dance, Woodstock”:

taking_woodstook_2009This is actually a still image from a Ang Lee movie called “Taking Woodstock“, 2009.

Update 2: Below is a photo of  “Happy Hippy” at Knebworth rock festival in UK. It is being shared as a Woodstock 1969 photograph.

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Update 3: The photo below by Josef Koudelka was taken in UK. It is often titled as “flower girl loving the tunes at Woodstock, 1969”.

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Update 4: the next photo is often titled as “Love’s young dream at Woodstock 1969”

the-kiss-by-larry-keenan

This photograph was taken by Larry Keenan in Los Altos Hills, California. The year is correct, but otherwise this photo has nothing to do with the Woodstock festival.

Update 5: the photo below is often shared as “Nothin’ but good times, Woodstock. 1969”

This photo was taken at the Myponga pop festival in Australia, 1971. Source: The Advertiser, Latest Adelaide and South Australia News. You can also check out this scanned page of the Advertiser from 1971.

Update 6: Krazy dazies are here

California-lifestyle-mid-1960s

This photo actually shows California lifestyle in the mid-1960s. Source: Alamy.

See also: Woodstock girl

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