The Real Woodstock Festival

Woodstock, NY: N.p., Circa 1994. Archive of material from the 1994 music festival, including three original collage-style maquettes for advertisements, a xerographically duplicated flyer, three xerographically duplicated illustrations (including a stylized logo for Fugs Records and a decorated photograph of The Peace Eye Bookstore with an annotation beneath reading "Birthplace of the Fugs"), a small newspaper advertisement, a seating chart, two press releases on Woodstock Guild letterhead regarding the shows, one xerographically duplicated photograph of band members Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, and one xerographically duplicated page of photographs used in "Fugs Flip," a small flipbook featuring a dancing Kupferberg.

The Fugs were an experimental rock band formed by Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, and Ken Weaver in 1964. The group soon became figureheads of the New York underground, blending musical performances with characteristically satirical, lewd antiwar protests.

After learning of promoters' plans to stage a sanitized, commercialized Woodstock (with tickets at $135 a head) in Saugerties in August 1994, The Fugs decided to host their own series of concerts, aptly named "The Real Woodstock Festival," at Byrdcliff Barn in Woodstock. Significantly cheaper and less tightly controlled, The Fugs' Woodstock was intended to more closely emulate the free-spirited, counterculture atmosphere of the original festival, with guest appearances by Allen Ginsberg and Country Joe McDonald.

Advertisements, photographs, and clippings varying sizes, generally Very Good plus. Housed in two manila folders.

[Book #151774]