WoodStock Music Festival


, took place near Woodstock New York, on
August 15, 16, and 17, 1969, and became a symbol of the 1960s American
counterculture and a milestone in the were often referred to as hippies and
who characteristically rejected hartred and authority, protested against
the Vietnam War, supported the civil rights movement, dressed differently,
and experimented with sex and illegal use of drugs.
Woodstock began by four partners Michael Lang, the manager of a
rock band, Artie Kronfeld, an executive at Capitol Records, and two
capitalists, John Roberts and Joel Rosenman. Their original plan had been
to build a recording studio in Woodstock, a small town in the Catskill
Mountains that had become a ...

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that the
event as going to draw a much larger audience than expected. By the day
before the official opening, traffic jams miles long blocked most roads
leading to the area. On Friday, August 15, when the festival began, its
management was unable to watch the estimated 400,000 or more people coming
into and out of the field and decided to end admission fees. Sweetwater,
the band scheduled to open the festival, could not get to the site because
of the traffic, so folksinger Richie Havens, who was already there, began
the festival instead. As a result of the audience size, volunteers from
inside and out helped with any possible problems: Helicopters flew in food,
doctors, and medical supplies, along with many of the musical acts that
were scheduled to appear.

The festival caused some inconvenience to the surrounding
communities and some area residents were suspicious of the looks and
behavior of the young people who attended. Yet the festival was peaceful.
The event, thought by ...

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as going to draw a much larger audience than expected. By the day
before the official opening, traffic jams miles long blocked most roads
leading to the area. On Friday, August 15, when the festival began, its
management was unable to watch the estimated 400,000 or more people coming
into and out of the field and decided to end admission fees. Sweetwater,
the band scheduled to open the festival, could not get to the site because
of the traffic, so folksinger Richie Havens, who was already there, began
the festival instead. As a result of the audience size, volunteers from
inside and out helped with any possible problems: Helicopters flew in food,
doctors, and medical supplies, along ...

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