August 16, 1969

Aug16On this day in 1969, it was day two of Woodstock and The Who’s Pete Townshend gave the festival a memorable moment during The Who’s set when activist Abbie Hoffman interrupted their performance and grabbed the microphone.

After saying a few words about fellow activist John Sinclair – “I think this is a pile of shit while John Sinclair rots in prison,” – Pete Townshend hit him with his guitar.

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