Woodstock at 50: 7 Performers Who Are No Longer With Us

The artists have formed their own band in the sky

August 15, 2019

It has been 50 years since just a few more people than expected made a pilgrimage to the middle of nowhere in upstate New York for Woodstock. By the time the music and arts festival that lasted parts of four days was over, an estimated 400,000+ had unknowingly taken part of history.

From August 15-18, 1969, bands including Santana, Creedence Clearwater Rival, Jefferson Airplane and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young entertained the masses with performances that are still talked about today.

Unfortunately, some of the artists who stood on the stage that weekend aren’t around anymore to relive the moment. It was 50 years ago, after all, and they were at least 20 or so at the time. But we lost some sooner than others. Here’s a look at seven notable Woodstock performers who have since joined their own band in the sky.