Sarah Vaughan And Joe Williams With Count Basie Orchestra
American jazz vocalists Sarah Vaughan (1924 - 1990) (left) and Joe Williams (1918 - 1999) perform with the Count Basie Orchestra at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I., July 7, 1957.Bob Parent—Getty Images
Sarah Vaughan And Joe Williams With Count Basie Orchestra
Newport Jazz Festival 1958
Folk singers Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan perform at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I. in 1963.
Nico And Brian Jones at Monterey Pop Festival 1967
Jimi Hendrix performing with The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey Pop Festival, California, USA, June 18, 1967.
Fans traveling to the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967.
The Who Play Woodstock
Woodstock Multitude
Couple Sleeping on Car at Woodstock, 1969
The Rolling Stones at Altamont, 1969
The Hells Angels Onstage At Altamont
The Crowd At Altamont
Watkins Glen Rock Festival Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Music Allman Brothers 1973
Watkins Glen Rock Festival Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Run DMC performs for a sold out crowd at the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 13, 1985.
Crowd shot during LIFE AID at Wembley Stadium, July 13, 1985.
The Prince and Princess of Wales with Bob Geldof at the "Feed the World" Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, July 13, 1985.
American jazz vocalists Sarah Vaughan (1924 - 1990) (left) and Joe Williams (1918 - 1999) perform with the Count Basie O
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See Vintage Photos of Woodstock, Newport and Other Legendary American Music Festivals

Jun 10, 2015

With the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival kicking off in Manchester, Tenn., on Thursday, the summer concert season is upon us.

Before you head out to your next show, take a look at these great photos from festivals past, including those that made news for reasons good (Live Aid, which counts because it took place in the U.S. and the U.K. at once) and bad (Altamont).

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