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The Resource The road to Woodstock, Michael Lang ; with Holly George-Warren, (electronic resource)

The road to Woodstock, Michael Lang ; with Holly George-Warren, (electronic resource)

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The road to Woodstock
Title
The road to Woodstock
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Michael Lang ; with Holly George-Warren
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Language
eng
Summary
August 15, 1969. Richie Havens, the first act of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, takes the stage and welcomes a crowd of several hundred thousand to the green fields of Max Yasgur's farm?which is quickly becoming the second-largest city in New York State. People are dancing, imbibing, meeting, and helping the ever-increasing stream of new neighbors set up camp. Beyond the fields, the roads are jammed with cars and people, some of whom have been traveling for days to reach the festival site. Havens enthusiastically delivers folk-blues standards and Beatles songs, then begins to improvise, riffing on the refrain "Freedom." Freedom is at the heart of the harmony of this landmark cultural event?along with brotherhood, love, and peace. The next three days are the realization of months and years of dreaming and planning, the result of miracles and crises and coincidences. The story of the festival begins with Michael Lang, a kid out of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who liked to smoke a joint and listen to jazz and who eventually found his way to Florida, where he opened a head shop and produced his first festival?Miami Pop, featuring Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and others. In the late sixties, after settling in Woodstock, he began to envision a music and arts festival where folks could come and stay for a few days amid the rural beauty of upstate New York. The idea crystallized when Lang talked it over with Artie Kornfeld, a songwriter and A & R man, and with two other young men they formed Woodstock Ventures. They booked talent, from Janis Joplin and the Who to the virtually unknown Santana and Crosby, Stills and Nash; won over agents and promoters; brought in the Hog Farm commune to set up campgrounds; hired a peacekeeping force; took on fleets of volunteers; appeased the Yippies; and were run out of one town and found another site weeks before the festival.On the ground with the talent, the townspeople, and his handpicked crew, Lang had a unique and panoramic perspective of the festival. Enhanced by interviews with others who were central to the making of the festival, The Road to Woodstock tells the story from inspiration to celebration, capturing all the magic, mayhem, and mud in between
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MnSpTMCL
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1944-
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Lang, Michael.
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • George-Warren, Holly
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Woodstock Festival
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The road to Woodstock, Michael Lang ; with Holly George-Warren, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Contents
Prologue -- Brooklyn -- The grove -- Woodstock, New York -- Wallkill -- New York City -- Downtown -- Yasgur's farm -- Bethel -- August 13-14, 1969 -- Three days of peace and music. August 15, 1969 ; August 16, 1969 ; August 17, 1969 -- The aftermath -- Epilogue -- Where are they now? -- The music : Woodstock's complete set lists
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 352 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061892264
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t3r89
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(MnSpTMCL)t3r89
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
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Label
The road to Woodstock, Michael Lang ; with Holly George-Warren, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Contents
Prologue -- Brooklyn -- The grove -- Woodstock, New York -- Wallkill -- New York City -- Downtown -- Yasgur's farm -- Bethel -- August 13-14, 1969 -- Three days of peace and music. August 15, 1969 ; August 16, 1969 ; August 17, 1969 -- The aftermath -- Epilogue -- Where are they now? -- The music : Woodstock's complete set lists
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 352 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061892264
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
t3r89
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)t3r89
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 3.0 MB)

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