The second star-studded edition also featured everyone from Marvin Gaye and Ike & Tina Turner to Joe Cocker and Jethro Tull.
The Atlanta International Pop Festival was one of the biggest fests in 1969, boasting Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker and CCR on the line-up.
On Saturday 7 June 1969, Blind Faith played Hyde Park in front of 120,000 people including Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithfull.
Alvin Lee’s performance at Woodstock in 1969 catapulted him to superstardom, and the guitarist is now remembered as one of blues rock’s finest ever.
The third album, by Captain Beefheart, ‘Trout Mask Replica’, remains one of the most challenging listens of any era, and also his most beloved album.
Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.