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General Information on the Woodstock Festival in 1969

General Information on the Woodstock Festival in 1969

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  • Woodstock was supposed to be held in Wallkill, not Woodstock as the slideshow says.
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  • What a fantastic overview of Woodstock you have created !!

    Interesting to read through the facts whilst at the same enjoying the nostalgia.

    Thanks for sharing this - I think it's superb! Greetings from London, Graham
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  • 1. Woodstock 3 Days of Peace and Music
  • 2.
    • Woodstock was assembled through the joint work of Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Artie Kornfeld.
    • Woodstock was a profit-making venture, aptly titled "Woodstock Ventures".
    Beginnings..
  • 3.
    • Around 186,000 tickets were sold beforehand and organizers anticipated approximately 200,000 festival-goers would turn up.
    Selling Tickets
  • 4.
    • The fence was purposely cut in order to create a totally FREE EVENT , prompting many more to show up. Est. 500,000
    Forget the Tickets!
  • 5.
    • The four founders behind Woodstock Ventures made Warner Brothers an offer to make a movie about Woodstock.
    • It received the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, as well as a nomination for Best Sound.
    Woodstock the Movie
  • 6.
    • Live album of the festival was released in 1970.
    • Set of 3 LPs was highly successful and popular.
    Woodstock the Album
  • 7.
    • The date was set for August 15-18, 1969.
    • It was supposed to be held in Woodstock, New York.
    • Local opposition forced it to be moved.
    Location Problem?
  • 8.
    • Owner of the farm where the festival took place.
    • 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York.
    • His son convinced him to allow the concert to take place on his farm.
    Max Yasgur
  • 9. Max had a Dairy Farm
  • 10.
    • Many of the biggest artists of the 60s were at the Festival.
    • Thirty-two of the best-known musicians of the day appeared during the sometimes rainy weekend .
    • Lets meet some…
    The Performers
  • 11.
    • Baez was 6 months pregnant at the time.
    • Appearance at the music festival in upstate New York afforded her an international musical and political podium, particularly upon the successful release of the like-titled documentary film.
    Joan Baez
  • 12.
    • By most accounts, Woodstock was not a happy affair for Joplin.
    • Had to wait 10 hours after arriving at the festival.
    • However, did sing 10 songs including a memorable performance of “Piece of My Heart”
    Janis Joplin
  • 13.
    • Performance was plagued by technical problems, including a faulty electrical ground and members Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir reported getting shocked every time they touched their guitars.
    • Played 4 songs
    The Grateful Dead
  • 14.
    • The Who performed much of Tommy at Woodstock.
    • That performance, and the ensuing film, catapulted The Who to superstar status in the USA.
    • Played 25 songs and started at 4 am Sunday morning.
    The Who
  • 15.
    • They performed in what Grace Slick called an early "morning maniac music" slot at the Woodstock festival.
    • Played 8 songs starting at 6 am.
      • Memorable performance of “White Rabbit”.
    Jefferson Airplane
  • 16.
    • First act on the last officially booked day (Sunday); he opened up the day's events at 2 PM.
    • After Joe Cocker's set, a storm disrupted the events for several hours.
    • Memorable rendition of “With a Little Help from my Friends”.
    Joe Cocker
  • 17.
    • Influential folk rock group.
    • CSNY's recording of the Joni Mitchell song memorializing Woodstock would later become a hit and the recording most associated with the festival.
    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
  • 18. Jimi Hendrix
    • Hendrix's popularity eventually saw him headline the Woodstock music festival.
    • Delivered a historic performance, which featured his highly-regarded rendition of the The Star-Spangled Banner, a solo improvisation which stands as a special symbol of the 1960's era.
  • 19.
    • The following slides present a variety of images from Woodstock…
    Pictures from Woodstock
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    • It was the biggest bash for the counterculture and is a reminder of the youthful hedonism and excess of the 60s.
    • It was a culmination of what the counterculture meant - the bands appealed to the generation that was questioning the direction of American society.
    • At the time, it held the record for the largest music audience in the world.
    Significance of Woodstock
  • 26. Counterculture To many, the festival exemplified the counterculture of the 1960s and the "hippie era."
  • 27. Rolling Stone Magazine
    • Woodstock is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history.
    • It was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll.
  • 28.
    • Although the festival was remarkably peaceful given the number of people and the conditions involved, there were two recorded fatalities:
      • one from what was believed to be a heroin overdose
      • another caused by an occupied sleeping bag accidentally being run over by a tractor in a nearby hayfield.
    Any Problems?
  • 29.
    • In tune with the idealistic hopes of the 1960s, Woodstock satisfied most attendees.
    • Especially memorable were the sense of social harmony, the quality of music, and the overwhelming mass of people, many sporting bohemian dress, behavior, and attitudes.
    Woodstock a Success
  • 30. The End!

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