The Notorious Woodstock

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The Notorious Woodstock Woodstock, also known as the “Three Days of Peace and Music” was thought to be the peak of the musical revolution of the 60’s. The Festival had been hyped virtually all summer long over the radio. Woodstock was located in upstate New York August 15th-18th 1969 and drew in large crowds from all over the nation. In the following research I will show the history of Woodstock and the great impact that it had on the people who organized it, attended and those who performed. (Rosenberg, 2011, para. 1) The large festival took place in Max Yasgur’s 600 acre dairy farm in a little town of Bethel outside of White Lake, New York (Rosenberg, 2011, para. 6). Woodstock was given its name because from the start it was a notorious village that hosted “radical gathering place” in 1919 (Wadleigh, 1994, para. 2). In their own way, the four organizers were continuing the traditions in making the Festival. The idea of Woodstock was introduced by four young men. John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld and Mike Lang were the master minds behind Woodstock. These four men came together and each put in their own ideas to come up with this eventful Festival. Roberts was an inheritor to a large “pharmaceutical fortune” (Rosendberg, Para. 3) and were searching for an investment opportunity to make a big profit. Woodstock was held in the midst of the “Rolling Stones 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll”. (How Woodstock Happened, n.d.) News began to travel fast of this incredibly large festival. Just four days prior to this authentic show down there was an estimated 50,000 people waiting close to the stage. Because of the massive group that showed before the event took place the four organizers; Roberts, Rosenman, Kornfeld and Lang were unwillingly forced to make the concert free. Once the word got out about the free concert, cops turned
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