Program book from the legendary Woodstock Festival of August 15–17, 1969. The cover design shows a field of grass and flowers with the text "3 days of peace & music," and the internal pages include graphically interesting designs featuring Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Ravi Shankar, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, as well as a two-page spread of The Grateful Dead. Contents include profiles of each musician, original ads and selected lyrics. 58 pp. Original stapled wrappers. Programs from Woodstock are very rare. In very fine condition save some light rubbing to the back cover. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.3 x 27.5 cm).
Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music," the Woodstock Festival was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock. Over the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. Joni Mitchell described the legendary event as "a spark of beauty" where half-a-million kids "saw that they were part of a greater organism". In 2017, the festival site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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