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ROCK FESTIVAL BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1969

Woodstock: What people said the famous music festival was REALLY ...

 

On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock music festival opens on a patch of
farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael
Lang originally envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a
recording studio and rock-and-roll retreat near the town of Woodstock,
New York. The longtime artists’ colony was already a home base for Bob
Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson
Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis
Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.

Plans for the festival were on the verge of foundering, however, after
both Woodstock and the nearby town of Wallkill denied permission to
hold the event. Dairy farmer Max Yasgur came to the rescue at the last
minute, giving the promoters access to his 600 acres of land in Bethel,
some 50 miles from Woodstock.

Neil Young vermisst Woodstock-Lebensgefühl - Wirtschaftregional

Woodstock - HISTORY

Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock 1969 by Henry Diltz – Blender Gallery
Jimi Hendrix was at Woodstock

Pictures: 1969's Woodstock music festival - Orlando Sentinel

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