Woodstock anniversary

2009 marked the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-woodstock9-2009aug09,0,1735158.story">40th anniversary</a> of the peace, love and rock festival that featured history-making performances by musical legends such as Jimi Hendrix and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002657" title="Janis Joplin" href="/topic/entertainment/music/janis-joplin-PECLB002657.topic"> Janis Joplin</a>.<br>
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The entertainment world stopped to remember, offering a lookback courtesy of a newly released director's cut of the original concert film, a few <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-woodstock10-2009aug10,0,7379274.story"> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP000016197" title="VH1 (tv network)" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/television-industry/vh1-%28tv-network%29-ORCRP000016197.topic">VH1</a> documentaries</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002982" title="Ang Lee" href="/topic/entertainment/ang-lee-PECLB002982.topic">Ang Lee</a>'s not-so critically acclaimed film <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-taking-woodstock26-2009aug26,0,842975.story">"Taking <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVCNC0000007" title="Woodstock Festival (1969)" href="/topic/entertainment/music/woodstock-festival-%281969%29-EVCNC0000007.topic">Woodstock</a>."</a><br>
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Still, commemorating the days of purple haze seemed lost this year, leaving us to wonder: Should we <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-baby-boomer-retire-pictures,0,4819179.photogallery">stop talking</a> about it? <B>MISS</B><br>
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--Lora Victorio, <a href="http://www.latimes.com/">latimes.com</a><br>
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<b>FOR THE RECORD:</b> An earlier version of this caption listed Joni Mitchell as a performer at Woodstock. Though she did not attend, she wrote the song "Woodstock" about the festival. <hr>

( Sony via Bloomberg )

2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the peace, love and rock festival that featured history-making performances by musical legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

The entertainment world stopped to remember, offering a lookback courtesy of a newly released director's cut of the original concert film, a few VH1 documentaries and Ang Lee's not-so critically acclaimed film "Taking Woodstock."

Still, commemorating the days of purple haze seemed lost this year, leaving us to wonder: Should we stop talking about it? MISS

--Lora Victorio, latimes.com


FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this caption listed Joni Mitchell as a performer at Woodstock. Though she did not attend, she wrote the song "Woodstock" about the festival.

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