We are stardust: Unseen images from Woodstock, 40 years after the seminal music festival

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The Independent Culture

There was no glitzy marketing campaign, no elaborate special effects, no live internet streaming: just 32 world-famous musical acts, 500,000 fans, and three days of "peace and music" which turned into the most famous pop music festival of all time.

Now, nearly 40 years after Woodstock, previously unpublished pictures give a unique insight into the event.

Taken by Dan Garson from Connecticut, who was just 17 years old and a reporter for his high school newspaper when he covered the festival, the shots capture legendary musicians such as Jimi Hendrix as well as ordinary revellers.

Garson's photographs will be exhibited at the Idea Generation Gallery in London from 5 August, and are to be published in a new book, Woodstock Experience, by Genesis Publications.