State Thruway was closed (which wasnt true but that added to the excitement). The Ercolines pretty much forgot about the iconic photo until Life magazine contacted them in 1989 for the 20th anniversary of Woodstock. For some people the longevity of our relationship is incredible. Thats what happened to Bobbi and Nick Ercoline when they attended a music festival on a farm in Bethel, New York, in 1969, and wound up, unknowingly, on the iconic album cover. There, Without Their Knowledge, a Random Visitor Made Them Famous. I thought, Maybe I should tell my mother I had gone to Woodstock, she told. This Couple Was in the Crowd. There were little vignettes going on all around.