Woodstock Lovers Still Together

Photographer Burk Uzzle took plenty of photographs of the Woodstock music festival in August of 1969, but none are remembered better than the young couple wrapped in a blanket that became the cover art for the record album, and later the poster for the movie.
Forty years later, the couple in the photo - Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, both 60 - remain together. They married two summers after the fabled weekend, and they still live less than an hour's drive from the original concert site of Bethel, N.Y., and within spitting distance of where they both grew up.

Nick Ercoline works for the Orange County, N.Y., Department of Housing. Bobbi is a resident nurse at the elementary school in their hometown of Pine Bush.

The two weren't even aware of the photograph until they saw the album cover. Link -via Boing Boing

(image credit: Harbus for News)

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That happens to be my quilt- hand made for my by a friend of my mother. I went to Europe for the summer and my older brother Todd took it to Woodstock (he didn't want to lose anything of his own). It got wet and muddy, so he left it-- and Bobbi & Nick picked it up and put it around them. I flew back to New York a few years ago to interview them for "Time It Was: American Stories from the Sixties" and found their story delightful. Nice couple. But they no longer have the quilt. Too bad, as it has become an icon.
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Very nice story. Do they really think they are recreating the moment by wrapping themselves in a white blanket? Whose idea was that? They aren't even standing in the same way as the original picture. It just looks weird.

The story is wonderful as it is, don't try to "recreate" the moment by wrapping them in a randomn blanket and standing them in a yard somewhere.
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