The 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair on Max Yasgur’s land near Woodstock, New York, was a once-in a-lifetime experience for many young people. The festival staff stopped charging for tickets once the venue was utterly swamped with folks trying to get in. Among the “bad acid” and the trash, the enormous crowd of 400,000 people was also inundated with rain. More than one photograph of couples huddled together under wet blankets exist, but only one such image made the cover of the 3 LP Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More.
The kids on the cover had only been dating for about 2 months when the photo was taken. In fact they didn’t even know they were being photographed. Now, 50 years later the couple is still together. They got married and had three kids in what they describe as a “blessed” life. On the cover of the album Bobby and Nick Ercoline snuggle together under a brightly-colored comforter, Bobby’s sunglasses obscured most of her face in the early morning sun. The couple now have a copy of the famous photo on their wall to remind them of the amazing time they had at the festival and the beginning of their relationship.
Amazingly, they aren’t the only couple who are still together all these years later. The Griffins of Manhattan Beach recently found out that one of the photos of them from the festival was used in the PBS documentary Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation. The two had met only days before and have stayed together all these years.
Nick Ercoline says that he and his wife have been true to each other all these years. Have a look at the charming Woodstock album cover couple (and their friend asleep on the ground next to them in the photo) by watching the video below.