Lang and Kornfeld's lawyer, Miles Lourie, who had done legal work on the Media Sound project, suggested that they contact Roberts and Rosenman about financing a similar, but much smaller, studio Kornfeld and Lang hoped to build in Woodstock, New York. Artie had been turned down everywhere else, but against the express wishes of other Warner Bros. executives, Weintraub put his job on the line and gave Kornfeld $100,000 (equivalent to $700,000 today) to make the film.  Tributes and parodies of the festival began almost as soon as the final chords sounded. Yasgur died in 1973.. Reports in late 2018 confirmed the plans for a concurrent 50th Anniversary event on the original site to be operated by the Bethel Woods Centre for the Arts. Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival, it attracted an audience of more than 400,000. An Aquarian Exposition: Three Days of Peace and Music, was a three-day concert (which managed to roll into a fourth day) that took place on August 15 through 18, 1969, at Max Yasgur's dairy Twenty thousand people gathered at the site in 1989 during an impromptu 20th anniversary celebration. , Hendrix and his new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows were introduced as The Experience, but he corrected this and added: "You could call us a Band of Gypsies". , Woodstock was conceived as a profit-making venture. For other uses, see, 1969 music festival in New York, United States. At the end of the meeting, Inspector Clark gave him the permits.  Lang had some experience as a promoter, having co-organized the Miami Pop Festival on the East Coast the prior year, where an estimated 25,000 people attended the two-day event. , The late change in venue did not give the festival organizers enough time to prepare. Around 186,000 advance tickets were sold. The producers "vehemently" denied any cancellation, with Michael Lang telling The New York Times that investors have no such prerogative. Sur une étagère, je découvre un livre intitulé "Dreadlocks". Maybe it's true that what comes around, goes around! As one of the biggest music festivals of all time and a cultural touchstone for the late 1960s, Woodstock has been referenced in many different ways in popular culture.  The field and the stage area remain preserved in their rural setting and the fields of the Yasgur farm are still visited by people of all generations.  A number of activities to commemorate the festival took place around the world.  During the festival, personnel from nearby Stewart Air Force Base helped ensure order and air-lifted performers in and out of the concert site.  In 1996, the film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Paul Kantner was the only member of the 1969 Jefferson Airplane lineup to appear with Jefferson Starship.  The promoters had experienced difficulty landing big-name groups prior to Creedence committing to play. The pond would become a popular skinny dipping destination.  Richie Havens, who opened the Woodstock festival in 1969, appeared at a separate event the previous night. Bethel Woods described the festival as a "pan-generational music, culture and community event" (including some live performances and talks by) "leading futurists and retro-tech experts". The early 1970s saw a continuation of the pop explosion of the late 1960s. , Lighting for the concert was engineered by lighting designer and technical director E.H. Beresford "Chip" Monck. Aug 18, 2020 - Explore Paul's board "MUSIC FESTIVAL'S 60s-70s", followed by 269 people on Pinterest.  Barnard Collier, who reported from the event for The New York Times, asserts that he was pressured by on-duty editors at the paper to write a misleadingly negative article about the event.  Attending the ceremony were Woodstock producers Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman. This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 22:17. It's been almost 47 years since the famous concert that didn't take place in Woodstock, NY, and the music and fashion of those times continues to influence modern culture. The book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls details the making of the film. Tom Constanten, who played keyboard with the Grateful Dead at Woodstock, joined Jefferson Starship on stage for several numbers. Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Woodstock. Many also think that the hippie movement was moving on in 1973, and that is why Summer Jam is not as remembered as fondly as Woodstock. Artie Kornfeld (one of the promoters of the festival) went to Fred Weintraub, an executive at Warner Bros., and asked for money to film the festival.  Lee practically rented out the entire town of New Lebanon, New York, to shoot the film. Tracks from all three albums, as well as numerous additional, previously unreleased performances from the festival (but not the stage announcements and crowd noises) were reissued by Atlantic, also in August 1994, as a 4-CD box set titled Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music.  Clark was ordered to post stop-work orders. After a lawsuit with original financiers, the Woodstock 50 team then announced that it had received help from Oppenheimer & Co. for financing so that the three-day event can continue to take place in August despite the original financiers pulling out. They ended in a nightmare of mud and stagnation ... What kind of culture is it that can produce so colossal a mess? It was called Summer Jam ’73. Creedence drummer Doug Clifford later commented, "Once Creedence signed, everyone else jumped in line and all the other big acts came on." Kornfeld and Lang agreed to the new plan, and Woodstock Ventures was formed in January 1969. The documentary film Woodstock, directed by Michael Wadleigh and edited by Thelma Schoonmaker and Martin Scorsese, was released in March 1970.