Bobbi Ercoline, the woman who appeared hugging her future husband on the cover of the Woodstock movie soundtrack has died, according to Best Classic Bands. She and then-boyfriend Nick Ercoline, were cuddling under a quilt when the iconic photo was shot by Life magazine photographer Burk Uzzle, and the couple remained unaware of it until they saw they later saw the Woodstock album cover. The pair married in 1971.
Nick Ercoline posted a message on Facebook, which reads:
It’s with beyond great sadness that I tell my FB family and friends, that after 54 years of life together, of the death of my beautiful wife, Bobbi, last night surrounded by her family. She lived her life well, and left this world in a much better place. If you knew her, you loved her. She lived by her saying, 'Be kind.' As a School Nurse she always championed the kids … ALWAYS! As a person, she always gave. 'How much do you really need if you have all you need or want?' So she gave and gave and gave. She didn’t deserve this past year’s nightmare, but she isn’t suffering from the physical pain anymore and that brings some comfort to us.
Back in 2009, photographer Burk Uzzle recalled taking the shot of the unsuspecting couple, telling Smithsonian magazine, saying, "Gracie Slick of Jefferson Airplane was singing, bringing up the dawn. And just magically this couple stood up and hugged. They kissed, smiled at each other, and the woman leaned her head on the man's shoulder. I just had time to get off a few frames of black and white and a few of color, then the light was over and the mood was over."