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The Road to Woodstock

Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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The story of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair begins with Michael Lang, a kid out of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who liked to smoke a joint and listen to jazz. He would find his way to Florida, open a head shop, and produce his first festival - Miami Pop, featuring Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and others - then travel to Woodstock, where, after meeting Artie Kornfeld, his vision for a festival where folks could come and stay for a few days amid the rural beauty of upstate New York would become a reality.

With Artie, new partners John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, and his handpicked crew, Lang booked talent, from Janis Joplin and the Who to the virtually unknown Santana and Crosby, Stills, and Nash; won over agents, promoters, and townspeople; took on fleets of volunteers; built a festival site from the ground up; and, in the end, created the landmark cultural event that defined a generation.

©2009 Michael Lang (P)2018 Tantor

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Behind the scene look at how it all happened!

Enjoyed every minute of our generations great gathering of peace. art and music. A wonderful telling of the how Woodstock came to be. Easy to listen to and went by too quickly.




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Woodstock

I really wanted to like this more than I did. Parts of the narration seem to be repeated; it’s almost as though it wasn’t proofread. The narrator should be broken up between different speakers as the story line sequences. I’m going to give it another listen but from my first impression it could have been better

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The Backstory to Woodstock

I have been to the Museum at Bethel Woods numerous times and learned a lot about the festival and the sixties. The Road to Woodstock gave me new insight into what it took to put the festival together. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story.

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From curious to outstanding.

This book was an astonishing breath of fresh air. I learned a lot of super cool things about what went on at Woodstock, there where parts of the story that has my head almost spinning and my heart racing. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to just about anyone but more so to baby boomers.

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great book

Learned a tremendous amount about Woodstock 1969. Much of what I thought I knew was wrong.