The Woodstock Festival rocked the world, giving much of the world it's first look at The Who, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, among many others. Diana Ross, Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond topped the music charts, while the nudie musical, "Oh! Calcutta!", shocked Broadway. Andy Warhol and Peter Max stretched the boundaries of the art world. Man set foot on the Moon as the war raged in Vietnam and anti-war protests grew. The Manson Family commenced their murder spree. Sirhan Sirhan answered in court for the murder of Bobby Kennedy while James Earl Ray was tried for the assassination of Martin Luther King.
The computer revolution was picking up steam. Women's fashion became more feminine and sophisticated. Kids were occupied with Nerf Balls and Easy-Bake Ovens. "Broadway" Joe Namath led the New York Jets to Superbowl victory, while the "miracle" New York Mets beat the Baltimore Orioles to win the World Series.
Wherever you were or weren't in 1969, What a Year it Was! 1969 will bring a sentimental smile to your face as you relive that very special time. Our big, classic hardbound yearbook is filled to bursting with stories, photos, and artwork detailing the movies, music, shows, sports, fashion, news, people, places, and events that made 1969 unique and memorable.
Hardcover, 160 pages.
From the exhibition Woodstock to the Moon: 1969 Illustrated on view June 8 through October 27, 2019 at Norman Rockwell Museum.