Woodstock Music Festival Opens – HISTORY

On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opened on a plot of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the town of Bethel, upstate New York.

Promoters John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang initially envisioned the festival as a way to raise funds to build a recording studio and rock and roll retreat near the town of Woodstock, New York. The colony of longtime artists was already a base for Bob Dylan and other musicians. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters have managed to sign a roster of leading players including the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many others.

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