Setlist History: On This Day in 1969, Jimi Hendrix Closed Woodstock

On August 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix played a Monday morning set that would eventually be remembered as one of the most iconic moments in music culture.
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Hendrix closed out the inaugural Woodstock Music & Art Fair, mother of all American music festivals. The festival was planned as a three-day affair (Friday, Aug. 15 - Sunday, Aug. 17), but 32 acts on the lineup and rain delays pushed the festival into Monday. His set started at 9 a.m., lasted for two hours long, included a rare decision to perform an encore, and a mid-set medley that featured this solo rip at “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock
At a festival calling for Peace & Music, the moment has been a point of discussion on throughout the years on so many levels—rock ’n’ roll showmanship, artistic expression, political context, musical skill, even an act of protest—used to summarize the cultural landscape at that point in history.
One thing everyone agrees on is that it was epic. 
If you want to talk about Monday blues, [one Hendrix scholar points out] that because the festival seeped into the work week, most attendees actually left “early” and missed the set, but by our count it looks like [six of our very own setlist community members were there]!
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Santana, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, The Who were also among the now-legendary names that joined the hippie-centric music experience. Inspired to dig into the history (and mythology) of the moment? We have more setlists from Woodstock here. 
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Last updated: 19 Jan 2020, 23:47 Etc/UTC