Can someone give me information on hippies and Woodstock?

I'm doing some research on the subject for an assignment at school but they tell us to try to not get everything some the internet, like Wikipedia and stuff, to look for most of the information in books but I haven't been able to find any cause basically the libraries where I live are useless. I know this is the internet lol but if anybody can help, maybe by quotes, concepts or characteristics about hippies and Woodstock it would really help...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    WOODSTOCK: Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.

    During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 400,000 concert-goers.[2] It is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history and was listed among Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.[3]

    The event was captured in the successful 1970 documentary movie Woodstock, an accompanying soundtrack album, and Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock" which commemorated the event and became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

    HIPPIES: The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s, swiftly spreading to other countries around the world. The etymology of the term 'hippie' is from hipster, and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into New York City's Greenwich Village and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. The early "hippies" ideologies included the countercultural values of the Beat Generation. Some created their own social groups and communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs such as marijuana and LSD to explore alternative states of consciousness.

    In January 1967, the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized hippie culture, leading to the legendary Summer of Love on the West Coast of the United States, and the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the East Coast. Hippies in Mexico, known as jipitecas, formed La Onda Chicana and gathered at Avándaro, while in New Zealand, nomadic housetruckers practiced alternative lifestyles and promoted sustainable energy at Nambassa. In the United Kingdom, mobile "peace convoys" of New age travellers made summer pilgrimages to free music festivals at Stonehenge. In Australia hippies gathered at Nimbin for the 1973 Aquarius Festival and the annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally or MardiGrass. In Chile, "Festival Piedra Roja" was held in 1970 (following Woodstock's success), and was the major hippie event in that country.

    Hippie fashions and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts. Since the widespread movement in the 1960s, many aspects of hippie culture have been assimilated by mainstream society. The religious and cultural diversity espoused by the hippies has gained widespread acceptance, and Eastern philosophy and spiritual concepts have reached a wide audience. The hippie legacy can be observed in contemporary culture in myriad forms — from health food, to music festivals, to contemporary sexual mores, and even to the cyberspace revolution.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • 1 decade ago

    If it comes down to voting for the best answer, I'll most certainly vote for Mike's. You can find videos from Woodstock on the internet, especially on Google Videos (I remember watching a full coverage there, in colors), but one way of really getting the feeling of it is by watching "Taking Woodstock", one very groovy movie made about it. In the library, you should aim for "cultural revolution" instead of Woodstock, you might find something useful.

  • dimes
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    It had no lasting result. maximum of them moved to Oregon. Our custom is in simple terms too violent to permit unfastened love. The drug philosophers who endorsed its use have been Timothy Leary (a Harvard professor) and Ken Kesey (who did the acid tests). Google them

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