Archive of promotional materials from the Woodstock rock festival, 1969

Woodstock, NY: N.p., 1969. Archive of promotional materials from the Woodstock rock festival, including a bifold brochure advertising the festival's original dates (August 15-17) with two flyers for "Inflatatent" and the third day of the festival laid in, a small blue pin with the festival's logo designed by Arnold Skolnick, and several cards with manuscript ink annotations noting the names and contact information of festival organizers. Also included in the archive is the 1969 special issue of RAT Subterranean News which was distributed for free at the festival.

Woodstock was organized by promoters Michael Lang, Artie Kornfeld, Joel Rosenman, and John P. Roberts. The festival, initially planned for August 15, 16, and 17 in Wallkill, NY, had a predicted audience of approximately 50,000 people, leaving the organizers woefully unprepared for the 400,000 attendants who showed up for the event. After protests from Wallkill town officials and several changes of venue, the festival was held in Bethel, New York, on a rural piece of land owned by dairy farmer Max Yasgur. The last-minute changes in location prevented organizers from completing fencing and ticket booths for the concert, and the subsequent arrival of several thousand "early birds" on Wednesday morning made enforcement of ticketing impossible.

Performers at the legendary event included Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Band, and Jimi Hendrix, among many others.

Materials generally Very Good plus overall.

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