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WOODSTOCK! ‘69. By: Lynzy Wheaton & Kara Bennett . What was Woodstock?. Music festival. Anti-war gathering. Art fair. Hippies. C reators!. John Roberts. Michael Lang. Joel Rosenman. Artie Kornfeld. Origin. Newspaper ad caught Michael Lang’s attention

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by lynzy wheaton kara bennett

WOODSTOCK! ‘69

By: Lynzy Wheaton

&

Kara Bennett

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What was Woodstock?

Music festival

Anti-war gathering

Art fair

Hippies

c reators
Creators!

John Roberts

Michael Lang

Joel Rosenman

Artie Kornfeld

origin
Origin
  • Newspaper ad caught Michael Lang’s attention
  • Investors looking for “legitimate business opportunity”
  • Lang met with investors and discussed

Thus…

Woodstock was born!

location
Location
  • Bethel, New York
  • Max Yasgur’s 600 acre dairy farm
max yasgur
Max Yasgur?
  • An American farmer
  • Agreed to lease his land for $50,000
  • Believed in freedom of expression
  • Provided food and water at the concert
declined invitations
Declined invitations…
  • The Beatles
  • The Doors
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Jethro Tull
  • The Byrds
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Moody Blues
  • Spirit
  • Joni Mitchell
taking woodstock
Taking Woodstock
  • Released in August 2009
  • Directed by Ang Lee
  • Based off the memoir “Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life” written by Elliot Tiber
soundtrack albums
Soundtrack albums
  • Live albums from the concert
  • Triple-album set
  • Released in May 1970
40 th reunion
40th Reunion
  • *August 2009
  • *Bethel Center for the Arts overlooking the original site
  • Conrad Oberg (guitar)
  • Had recent bands play songs that were played at Woodstock in 1969
free concert
Free Concert??
  • Originally not a “Free” concert
  • Improve Fencing and security
  • Running Late and not enough time
  • Opened the concert up to the public
media and press
Media and Press
  • Reports started off bad…. Ended in a good note
  • Reporters emphasizing “peace and love”
  • Law breaking and traffic jams
satisfying
Satisfying?
  • Types of music
  • Social harmony
  • Supporting attitudes
people
People
  • Large mass of people
  • “Peace and Love”
  • Expected 150,000 to 200,000
  • Over 500,000 people attended
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Video Clips

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrIpFV23mm0
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7OE4YrGqvQ