Daylight Video

45 years ago today, a certain musical festival began in upstate New York. I remember hearing about it on the radio at my summer job as a school janitor and wishing I were there.

The most famous music to originate at Woodstock was written by someone who wasn’t there. Here’s Joni Mitchell with “Woodstock.” It’s worth listening to with fresh ears.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.