(Photo courtesy Lawrence Miller Gallery)
This summer will mark the 40th anniversary of the famous music festival near Woodstock, New York that took on the name of the town. One of the more famous pictures of the event was taken by Burk Uzzle, a former contract photographer for LIFE magazine and now a past president of Magnum. One reason it became so famous was that it was the cover of the first (of two) Woodstock albums. (Strange as this may sound, I don't recall ever seeing the album cover before, although I think I must have at some point. At the time, I was 12, listening to things like Donovan's "Mellow Yellow" and Motown on the radio, and my father's Al Hirt records—I played second trumpet in the school band.)
The couple in the photo are Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, both 20 then, local kids. They had known each other only three months at the time, but they married two years later—and are still together today. (So it was love.) They're both 60 now, and have been profiled so often that they sometimes get recognized out in public. There's a nice article about them in the New York Daily News that shows a picture of what they look like today.
They still live in the area, too, all these years later.
(Thanks to Stan Banos)