It defined a
generation, exemplified an era: Woodstock was unlike
anything that has ever happened before or since—and August
2009 marks the 40th anniversary of this seminal event.
Relive the moment and “get back to the garden” with this
day-by-day, act-by-act account of everything that went down
on Yasgur’s Farm. With interviews and quotes from those who
were there—the musicians, the fans, the organizers—and a
wealth of photographs and graphic memorabilia,
Woodstock is the ultimate celebration of a landmark
in modern cultural history.
organized in three parts:
Origins sets the stage by describing the
counterculture of the time, along with the festival’s
organization, fundraising, buzz-building tactics, ticket
selling and publicity, and site building.
Event—the heart of the project—includes a log with a
run-down of each of the 32 acts, in the order they appeared,
one spread to each name. Fans and politics are also featured
- The Aftermath focuses on media coverage,
follow-up festivals, Michael Wadleigh and Thelma
Schoonmaker’s documentary, and Woodstock’s enduring