An Encyclopedia of the Music and Art Fair

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Held over three days in August 1969, the Woodstock festival was, for many, the culmination of the counterculture movement. More than 35 years later, the word Woodstock conjures notions of Edenic peace and love, a landmark moment from the Sixties that is both unforgettable and inimitable. In this authoritative reference guide--the first of its kind--historian James 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 Langer, 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 Walkill, 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 20th-century American music, history, and culture.
Presents encyclopedic entries on all the performers who played Woodstock, as well as the organizers and decision makers behind the event, from governor Nelson Rockefeller to documentary film director Michael Wadleigh. Historic photographs an appendix of recording, and a subject index round out the volume.

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The Woodstock Music and Art Fair that took place in upstate New York from August 15-18, 1969 has become an icon of the 1960s counterculture. Perone (Mount Union College), who teaches courses on popular American music, puts the landmark event in context by discussing festivals that preceded it, the logistics that went into the free concerts, and the audience's free-wheeling behavior. Illustrated A-Z entries cover all aspects of the festival. The volume includes chapters on Woodstock '94 and Woodstock 1999, an annotated bibliography, and appended material on the festival's set acts and media legacy. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Presents entries that cover all aspects of the Woodstock Festival held in 1969, along with chapters on Woodstock '94 and Woodstock 1999.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780313330575
Branch Call Number: REF 781.6607 PERON
Characteristics: xiii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes: Includes set lists for the musicians appearing at the Festival


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