Woodstock 1969

Woodstock 1969

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Max Yasgur farm - Bethel, United States United States
History
Years active
1969
Founded by
Michael Lang, John P. Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld
Documentary
Woodstock (1970), by Michael Wadleigh.

Facilities

Overnight
  • campervan
  • caravan/trailer
  • tent
At festival
  • dog friendly
  • food & drinks
  • kids area
  • toilets

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The poster says it all, three days of peace and music. The poster from the concert that set the tone for an era and for all music festivals to come.
The three-day Woodstock music festival in 1969 was the pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement, and this landmark concert film is the definitive record of that milestone of rock & roll history. It's more than a chronicle of the hippie movement, however; this is a film of genuine historical and social importance, capturing the spirit of America in transition, when the Vietnam War was at its peak and antiwar protest was fully expressed through the liberating music of the time. With a brilliant crew at his disposal (including a young editor named Martin Scorsese), director Michael Wadleigh worked with over 300 hours of footage to create his original 225-minute director's cut, which was cut by 40 minutes for the film's release in 1970.
Originally released in 1970 as a triple-LP, MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AND MORE: WOODSTOCK topped Billboard's pop albums chart for four weeks, and was a Top 20 R&B album as well. As potent a musical time capsule as ever existed, it captures the three-day, 1969 concert event that united close to half a million members of what came to be known as the 'Woodstock Generation.' Rhino's deluxe, 40th anniversary, 2-CD reissue of this sprawling and era-defining sonic document-featuring CSN&Y, The Who, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and much more is remastered from the original analog soundboard tapes. It s the ideal way to take a trip back to Yasgur's farm and performances that shaped music and popular culture for years to come.

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It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake.
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