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The girl on the 1970 iconic Woodstock album cover dies

    Bobbi Kelly Woodstock

    Bobbi Kelly Ercoline became a silent iconic symbol of the Woodstock generation after featuring on the front of the festival’s 1970 soundtrack album, has died. The news was announced by her husband, Nick Ercoline, who appeared with her on the cover. Just imagine how many people who attended the original Woodstock festival have died since those three days of music. That picture still captures the innocence of a time long gone. Embraced for an undetermined future that lay promise for baby boomers after the festival. Nothing was delivered. Are we better off since 1969?

    Well, I came upon a child of God
    He was walking along the road
    And I asked him, “Tell me, where are you going?”
    And this he told me

    Said, “I’m going down to Yasgur’s Farm
    Gonna join a rock ‘n’ roll band
    Got to get back to the land
    Set my soul free”

    We are stardust, we are golden
    We are billion-year-old carbon
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    Well, then can I walk beside you?
    I have come to lose the smog
    And I feel myself a cog
    In somethin’ turning

    And maybe it’s the time of year
    Yes, and maybe it’s the time for man
    And I don’t know who I am
    But life is for learning

    We are stardust, we are golden
    We are billion-year-old carbon
    And we got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    We are stardust, we are golden
    We are billion-year-old carbon
    And we got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    By the time we got to Woodstock
    We were half a million strong
    And everywhere was a song
    And a celebration

    And I dreamed I saw the bomber jet planes
    Riding shotgun in the sky
    Turning into butterflies
    Above our nation

    We are stardust, we are golden
    We are caught in the devil’s bargain
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    Tony M.