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"The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival"

Michael Lang

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Michael Lang, co-founder of the Woodstock Music Festival, remembers the creation and execution of the concert from the booking of the acts, several of whom were unknown at the time, to the procurement of Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York that would be used as the concert venue.  The Woodstock Music Festival began on August 15, 1969 in Woodstock, New York.

About the Authors

Michael Lang

Michael Lang is the co-creator of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair.  He is the head of the Michael Lang Organization, which manages live-event and film and theater productions.  Mr. Lang has produced several other festivals, including the concert at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and Woodstock '94.  Michael Lang co-wrote the Road to Woodstock with Holly George-Warren.


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"The Road to Woodstock: From the Man Behind the Legendary Festival"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, August 14th at 5pm (ET)
  • Saturday, August 15th at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, August 15th at 10am (ET)
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