The definitive account of the most famous music festival of all time: Woodstock.
“[A] vivid and lively account of those hectic and historic three days….The best fly-on-the-wall account, tantamount to having had a backstage pass to an iconic event.”
—New York Post
The Woodstock music festival of 1969 is an American cultural touchstone, and no book captures the sights, sounds, and behind-the-scenes machinations of the historic gathering better than Michael Lang’s New York Times bestseller, The Road to Woodstock. USA Today calls this fascinating, entertaining, and blissfully nostalgic look back, “Invaluable.” In The Road to Woodstock, Michael Lang recaptures the magic for the generation that was there…and for the generations that followed.
Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock festival, this definitive volume tells you everything you need to know about the most famous three days in music history.
"Lang, one of Woodstock's organizers, provides details about how the production was put together and kept running. His account is interspersed with interviews with performers and others, including, perhaps most interestingly, Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy, of the Hog Farm, whose group provided order, reassurance and, as we know, granola."
Prologue -- Brooklyn -- The grove -- Woodstock, New York -- Wallkill -- New York City -- Downtown -- Yasgur's farm -- Bethel -- August 13-14, 1969 -- Three days of peace and music. August 15, 1969 ; August 16, 1969 ; August 17, 1969 -- The aftermath -- Epilogue -- Where are they now? -- The music : Woodstock's complete set lists.