The woman pictured in the 1970 “Woodstock” concert album died on Saturday, according to the man who held her in a tattered blanket in the middle of a field of hippies in the iconic photo.
Nick Ercoline announced Monday that Bobbi Ercoline will be buried on Saturdayjust 40 minutes from Bethel, NY, property where musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane made history in August 1969.
“It is beyond great sadness that I say to my family and FB friends, that after 54 years of living together, the death of my beautiful wife, Bobbi, last night surrounded by her family,” Ercolne shared on Facebook. “She didn’t deserve this nightmare last year (sic), but she is no longer in physical pain and that brings us some comfort.”
His final days were spent in hospice care at home, he said. The couple had been dating for three months when they traveled to the music festival that defined an era, according to AARP. They were both 20 years old at the time. In 1971 they got married.
“I feel lucky to be a part of such a historic event,” Bobbi Ercoline told Senior Magazine in 2019. “The further we get from Woodstock, the more we realize how important it was and what an impact it had. had. It’s part of who we are.”
She said that the blanket on the album cover was something they found on the way to Woodstock. The Ercolines said they had no idea they had been photographed until the three-album recording hit record stores.
Bobbi Ercoline, 73, spent her life working as a school nurse.