Block Island Times

50 years later: Woodstock remembered

“The first day I remember pretty well,” said Rob Fitzpatrick, laughing, speaking of his experience at Woodstock, the legendary music and art festival that kicked off 50 years ago this week. It was billed as “three days of peace and music” at the height of the Vietnam War, and it has since become one of the key cultural moments that has come to define the dizzying 1960s. This was a decade that began in black and white and ended in an explosion of color and turmoil, and Woodstock capped it all off.
Fitzpatrick was

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