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WOODSTOCK Daniel Roberts History of Rock November 19 th , 2007
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Woodstock It was the summer of 69’ in Bethel New York, when one of the largest peace festivals ever took place. Over 400,000 people gathered in a dairy farm to participate in a 3 day non stop celebration of life, peace, and happiness. Woodstock exemplified the counterculture of the hippie, and 1960 eras. A celebration of its time, anti Vietnam hippies gathered to support music and life. Music genres ranged from Rock and folk, including blues-rock, folk-rock, jazz fusion, Latin rock, and psychedelic rock styles. Famous artist such as the Greatful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Band, took stage inducing social harmony. Although Woodstock was such a historical event it of peace gathering, it also singled the end to the Flower Generate. Woodstock cost more than 2.4 million dollars and was sponsored by four young men, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie KornFeld, and Michael Lang. John was the oldest of the four and was the main supplier of money, however ironically only attended one concert, the Beach-Boys. The details of who originally is due credit for Woodstock is unknown, however it is said that John and Rosenman were friends who were just looking for something to do, and had a lot of cash. Artie and Michael presented the idea of a Rock Concert that would bring a back-to-the-land spirit of the counterculture and John and Rosenman followed. The group settled on the concrete slogan of "Three Days of Peace and Music". Promoters believed that “peace” would have a strong connection to the anti- war sentiments and would link to the rock concert. They also tried to avoid violence, figuring a slogan with “peace” emphasized in it would help keep order. The hardest part
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in preparation for Woodstock was booking the biggest rock and roll groups. Many artists
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course UNIV 110 taught by Professor Sarahsentilles during the Spring '08 term at CSU Channel Islands.

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