Jimi Hendrix plays ‘Star Spangled-Banner’ at Woodstock, 1969.

On August 18th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix took to the stage at 9.am at Woodstock Festival, N.Y.

The crowd at the Woodstock event once numbered 500,000, however it decreased to less than 200,000 before Hendrix’s’ set had begun. The performance could have been a tragedy if it had not been for Hendrix’s on stage presence and performance that has gone down in musical history.

Watch a clip of the performance below: