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Most Of The Crowd Missed Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock/ARC

Jimi Hendrix was the last performer at Woodstock, and it was 8:30 Monday morning by the time he got onstage. There were several delays and bad weather, so most of the concertgoers had headed home. Sadly, the crowd had dwindled from four hundred thousand to just thirty thousand.

Hendrix performed his iconic and politically fuelled version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” about ninety minutes into his set. Thousands of people missed the performance that is often considered one of the greatest moments of the 1960s.

Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program, and she currently works as the Writing Center Assistant Director at a small university in western Pennsylvania. Camille's writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.