Woodstock: An Encyclopedia of the Music and Art Fair

Author: James E. Perone

Publication date: 2005

American History through Music Series

Greenwood Press

"In this authoritative reference guide, the first of its kind, historian James E. Perone presents encyclopedic entries on all the performers who played Woodstock, including Joan Baez, Country Joe and the Fish, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Ten Years After, The Who - even Sha Na Na - as well as the organizers and decision makers behind the event, from Michael Lang, governor Nelson Rockefeller, documentary film director Michael Wadleigh, and even the Concerned Citizens Committee who prevented Woodstock Ventures from holding the fair at the original site in the Town of Wallkill, New York. Historical chapters trace the history of the festival from its inception and planning, to its aftermath, including the infamous Altamont concert in December 1969 and the ill-fated 30th anniversary concert held in Rome, New York, in 1999. A wealth of historic photos plus an appendix of recordings and a subject index round out this wonderful reference for any scholar of twentieth-century American music, history, and culture."

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