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23 Pictures That Show Just How Far Out Hippies Really Were

Proof that your grandparents will always be cooler than you, presented by Getty Images.

Posted on April 20, 2017, at 5:29 p.m. ET

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A topless woman enjoying the music of Led Zeppelin at the Knebworth Festival in the UK in 1979.

Left: Fans wait for the Rolling Stones to perform in London's Hyde Park during July 1969. Right: A young woman wearing fresh flowers, body paint, and vivid colors.

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People in the crowd cheer as musical acts perform at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on Dec. 6, 1969, in Livermore, California.

Left: A young hippie sits cross-legged in a New York City park in 1969. Right: A couple waits for the start of the Monterey Pop Festival in California in 1967.

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A man sleeps stretched across the trunks of two parked cars at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, New York, in 1969.

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A couple with matching flower body paint walks together during the Isle of Wight Festival in the UK in 1970.

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A group of hippies watch on as several others dance during the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969.

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Left: A young couple are caught making love inside their tent at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969. Right: A nude woman stands before a crowd at a concert in Hyde Park in 1970.

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A group of hippies catch a ride to Woodstock in 1969.

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A couple attending the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair smile while standing outside the shelter they built.

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A crowd frolics in an unidentified lake in 1970.

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A group of naked hippies lounge on the beach during the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969.

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A mother and her child swim in the lake during the Alternative Media Conference at Goddard College in 1970 in Vermont.

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Left: George Harrison strums a borrowed guitar among a crowd of local hippies strolling through San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1967. Right: Demonstrators march in support for the legalization of drugs in London's Hyde Park in 1967.

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A young Piccadilly squatter is evicted by London police in1969.

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Hippies gather at Stonehenge in the UK to mark the summer solstice in 1972.

Left: A couple pose together during the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in 1969. Right: A group of people frolic in a pile of foam at the Isle of Wight Festival.

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A man driving a Volkswagen Beetle makes his way to the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair as he flashes a peace sign through the sunroof in 1969.

See more pictures of hippies during the 1960s at Getty Images.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.