Woodstock: The Oral History

Woodstock: The Oral History[KINDLE] ❆ Woodstock: The Oral History ❤ Joel Makower – Heartforum.co.uk The definitive study of the mega concert Rolling Stone Woodstock comes alive here, even if the music itself seems almost incidental to the backstage dramas Publishers Weekly Woodstock is the definitiv The definitive study of the mega concert Rolling Stone Woodstock comes alive here, even if the music itself seems almost incidental to the backstage dramas Publishers Weekly Woodstock is the definitive, electrifying account of the rock festival that shook the world and defined a generation Infour young men two budding entrepreneurs who really Woodstock: The Kindle - wanted to write sitcoms, a former head shop proprietor turned rock band manager, and a record company executive who smoked hash in his office had a dream to produce the greatest rock concert ever held Little did they know how enormous a reality their dream would become Woodstock is the fascinating story of how it all came together and almost fell apart told exclusively in the voices of the men and women who made it happen It shares the adventures of a ragtag bunch of businessmen and bohemians, of hippies, hucksters, handymen, and hangers on, working against all odds to unite a generation for one wild, glorious weekend in AugustYou ll get behind the scenes stories from such people as David Crosby, Abbie Hoffman, Miriam Yasgur who, along with her husband, Max, owned the land on which the festival was held , Richie Havens, Wavy Gravy, Paul Kantner, Chip Monck, and a host of others This special th anniversary edition features a new foreword by Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman, two of the original coproducers of Woodstock, as well as updated information on the people who made the music festival happen.

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    Woodstock: The Oral History PDF Ï Woodstock: The in AugustYou ll get behind the scenes stories from such people as David Crosby, Abbie Hoffman, Miriam Yasgur who, along with her husband, Max, owned the land on which the festival was held , Richie Havens, Wavy Gravy, Paul Kantner, Chip Monck, and a host of others This special th anniversary edition features a new foreword by Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman, two of the original coproducers of Woodstock, as well as updated information on the people who made the music festival happen."/>
  • Paperback
  • 361 pages
  • Woodstock: The Oral History
  • Joel Makower
  • 01 August 2019
  • 0385247176

10 thoughts on “Woodstock: The Oral History

  1. Teri says:

    This is the definitive resource on the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in 1969 Utilizing oral history from many of the people who helped produce the concert, as well as the performers, concert goers, and residents of the White Lake, NY area where the concert was eventually held, this book gives a behind the scenes look at the 3 days of peace and music that has become an iconic symbol of the 1960s counterculture Some of the stories are nearly unbelievable, but today we have a documentary that was This is the definitive resource on the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in 1969 Utilizing oral history from many of the people who helped produce the concert, as well as the performers, concert goers, and residents of the White Lake, NY area where the concert was eventually held, this book gives a behind the scenes look at the 3 days of peace and music that has become an iconic symbol of the 1960s counterculture Some of the stories are nearly unbelievable, but today we have a documentary that was filmed over those 3 days to support the wild testimony of those who were there and recorded in this book Author Joel Makower follows the festival from the early beginnings of planning through the aftermath, including follow up on the production team, how funds were paid out and a where are they now on those that participated in the oral history project This year marks the 50th anniversary of the weekend festival, with a revival slated for the same weekend in August This is a great read for music lovers and those interested in the counterculture of the 60s It will be interesting to compare the original festival to the upcoming revival later this year

  2. Evelyn says:

    I was inspired to read this just after the 50th anniversary WXPN, a great indy station in Philly, spent Woodstock s 50th anniversary weekend playing all the audio footage announcements and crowd noise as well as concert footage according to the actual festival schedule WXPN streamed the broadcast worldwide via website, captivating a large audience I was surprised how moving it was to hear so much of the festival in real time, or near real time there were gaps in the original footage, and t I was inspired to read this just after the 50th anniversary WXPN, a great indy station in Philly, spent Woodstock s 50th anniversary weekend playing all the audio footage announcements and crowd noise as well as concert footage according to the actual festival schedule WXPN streamed the broadcast worldwide via website, captivating a large audience I was surprised how moving it was to hear so much of the festival in real time, or near real time there were gaps in the original footage, and the broadcast of the final performance Hendrix iconic set was broadcast on Sunday morning rather than Monday morning I guess due to those gaps Reading this was a way to transition out of the immersion of the all weekend broadcast, which included some late nights so I could hear some of the many performances that took place in the middle of the night right through to dawn Over the course of the broadcast, there was a lot of Twitter talk about the power of listening close to the actual weekend schedule many who tuned in out of curiosity were surprised at how hooked they got on the collective experience of listening to the concert as it occurredor less But onto this book Like any oral history, there are contradictory testimonies, often back to back For me, that s part of the charm of this approach I d go further and say that the shifting, conflicting points of view shed light on the very nature of memory as well as history Some of the most compelling passages deal with questions like security, stage construction and the role of Max Yasgur, the farmer who rented his fields to the organizers Yasgur died of a heart attack just a few years after Woodstock, but so many of the Woodstock cast of characters organizers like John Roberts, Yasgur s widow Miriam and others paint a larger than life picture of the farmer a lifelong Republican who believed in free speech and expression It s easy to find the iconic clip of Yasgur ascending the stage to talk to the crowd After describing himself as not a speaker, he spoke briefly but so eloquently from the concert stage about three days of peace and music This book describes not just that moment but what led up to it, and I was fascinated with the portrait of Yasgur that emerged in this book what it meant to so many to have a non counterculture figure support the concert I ve misplaced my book but will add some of the most intriguing passages when I put my hand on it again The cumulative effect of dozens of points of view conveys the symbolic power of the Woodstock moment and what it continues to mean to so many who were there and many who were not I watched the PBS documentary which was visually appealing but did not cover as much ground as this does For instance, that documentary covers the Hog Farm s Please force influence but never mentions the organizers exhaustive efforts to secure guidance from an experienced police official in New York City they found one and it s incredibly interesting to follow the politics The organizers were careful to interview police and assess who would know how to protect kids rather than persecute them One of the many delightful anecdotes described here is that after hostile officials in the NY police force banned police from working the event, the organizers nevertheless enlisted and interviewed found a way to hire experienced officers To protect the officers from reprisals by the force, they let it be known that they would accept pseudonyms hiring dozens of cops called Errol Flynn and Robin Hood and paid the off duty cops in cash It s one example of the astonishing mix of rule bending, good will, leaps of faith and reckless and savvy decisions that drove so much of this festival, making Woodstock succeed against all odds Hard core fans can look into Rhino Records limited edition recording of the entire weekend including announcements etc as described above that s what WXPN broadcast Think there are only 1969 copies And also shorter highlight versions I also like the concert film that came out quickly after the concert, and the three album set which includes several of the iconic announcements mixed in with a selection of performances Treasure the copy I bought in high school

  3. Suzi says:

    saw Ang Lee movie, now interested to readhow interested We ll see.

  4. Jack says:

    One of the best books written on the 1969 Woodstock Festival If you are interested in it this is the book to read.

  5. Melody says:

    Overall, this was pretty interesting Particularly, since it s written most appropriately in an interview style, rather than using third person narrative I wish there had beenentries from the concert goers point of view, but I don t think that was really the intention of the book.The thing that strikes me most about Woodstock and this certainly isn t an original observation, by any means , is that an event that was primarily supposed to be about music ended up with the music being secon Overall, this was pretty interesting Particularly, since it s written most appropriately in an interview style, rather than using third person narrative I wish there had beenentries from the concert goers point of view, but I don t think that was really the intention of the book.The thing that strikes me most about Woodstock and this certainly isn t an original observation, by any means , is that an event that was primarily supposed to be about music ended up with the music being secondary to the experience itself, something no one could have possibly foreseen It was a phenomenon in the true sense of the word and definitely marks the end of that era Fitting that it occured in the final days of summer

  6. laura says:

    my parents were married the weekend of woodstock this details what they were missing, but from the organizers standpoint little snippits from such folks as wavy gravy and tom and lisa law from the hog farm give the story some life some of the photos are pretty nice, too typos run throughout the book reading this oral history made me remember the causterphopia i felt at woodstock in 1994 and how much of a hassle it was to try to leave when I was sick it is pieced together very well,like a my parents were married the weekend of woodstock this details what they were missing, but from the organizers standpoint little snippits from such folks as wavy gravy and tom and lisa law from the hog farm give the story some life some of the photos are pretty nice, too typos run throughout the book reading this oral history made me remember the causterphopia i felt at woodstock in 1994 and how much of a hassle it was to try to leave when I was sick it is pieced together very well,like a collage, by taking transcriptions from various participants and organizing them into coherent and corresponding thematic time lines

  7. Nancy says:

    Loved this book

  8. Isabella O says:

    This was a really cool book that told me all about woodstock from other people s perspectives

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