What happened at the Woodstock Festival 1969? Soaked by rain and wallowing in the muddy mess of Yasgur’s fields, young fans best described as “hippies” euphorically took in the performances of acts like Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone and Crosby, Stills
How many deaths were at Woodstock? According to Pitchfork, Woodstock 99 resulted in the deaths of three people. In addition, there were 1,200 medical facility admissions on-site, 44 arrests, and numerous reports of sexual assault.
How many people died at the Woodstock concert in 1969? Many performers made appearances hours or days after they were expected to. Three people died during the festival. Two people died from drug overdoses and one from being run over by the driver of a tractor who did not notice the man sleeping under a sleeping bag. Some people didn’t have to pay to attend.
Why was Woodstock so famous? The Woodstock music festival was not a smoothly-run event, but it was electrified with moments—musical and otherwise—that made it unforgettable. The Woodstock music festival was not a smoothly-run event, but it was electrified with moments—musical and otherwise—that made it unforgettable.