MUSIC: HISTORY, SURVEYS & THEORY

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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music

By Michael Lang.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music.'

The official 50th-anniversary book on the festival that epitomizes the '60s
This is the official 50th-anniversary celebration of Woodstock, by the festival's creator and founder, Michael Lang. A large illustrated edition, it includes hundreds of photographs and documents accompanied by Lang's fascinating memories and insights into the most famous and influential festival of all time, with images of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and the Grateful Dead. The ephemera from Lang's largely unseen archive include the original designs and plans for the event, correspondence, set-lists, information on artists' fees and much more. This wealth of information is accompanied by the best photographs of the event by famous and unknown photographers such as Ralph Ackerman, John Dominis, Bill Eppridge, Dan Garson, Barry Z. Levine, Elliott Landy, Lee Marshall and Baron Wolman, and notably featuring the archive of Henry Diltz. Diltz was the only official photographer at Woodstock and was there for two weeks, from an empty field of cows to first construction, crowds arriving and the aftermath. He also captured onstage performances and behind-the-scenes moments with the many artists involved. Woodstock is an exuberant volume that conveys the vision, hard work and elusive magic that made up "three days of peace and music."


Featured image is reproduced from 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music.'

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Devon Ivie

Consider [Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music] a scrapbook of sorts—it has enough photos, historical documents, and even more photos to make it feel like you were actually there.

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Michael Kaplan

“Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music” [...] reveals that it wasn’t all good karma and rainbows. There was also plenty of mischief, skinny-dipping, public fornication — and trash.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/11/2019

Michael Lang & Henry Diltz to launch 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music' at Rizzoli

Michael Lang & Henry Diltz to launch 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music' at Rizzoli

Thursday, July 11, from 6–8 PM, Artbook | D.A.P., Reel Art Press and Rizzoli Bookstore present Woodstock festival co-creator and co-founder Michael Lang in conversation with Woodstock's official photographer Henry Diltz, for the launch of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music. Following the talk and a Q&A, they will sign copies of the book.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/7/2019

Watch the great trailer for Michael Lang's official 50th Anniversary 'Woodstock' book!

Watch the great trailer for Michael Lang's official 50th Anniversary 'Woodstock' book!

Hold on to your hats and glasses! August 15 marks the beginning of the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that literally changed everything. Organized in 1969 by Michael Lang, the three-day show famously featured Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Richie Havens, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald and the Grateful Dead, plus about 400,000 blissed-out spectators. Who better than Michael Lang himself—together with noted music publisher Reel Art Press—to bring us the official fiftieth anniversary publication! Watch this trailer and be transported. Books available for preorder. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/11/2019

A cosmic traffic jam in 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music'

A cosmic traffic jam in 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music'

Featured photograph, made August 1969 by Ken Regan, is reproduced from Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music, festival founder and organizer Michael Lang's official fiftieth anniversary book from Reel Art Press, launching tonight at Rizzoli Bookstore. "People began to improvise," Greil Marcus is quoted in the book, "drive on soft shoulders until they hit the few thousand who'd thought of the same thing, then stopping again.… It was a cosmic traffic jam, where all the cars fall into place like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle and stay there forever.… It was an amazing sight, the highway to some White Lake: it looked, as someone said, like Napoleon's army retreating from Moscow." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/18/2019

Celebrate 50 years with 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music'

Celebrate 50 years with 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music'

This August 1969 photograph by Bill Eppridge is reproduced from Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music, the only official fiftieth anniversary book on the epic music festival that crystallized the American hippie counter-culture for the rest of the world. (See the amazing book trailer here.) Authored by Michael Lang, the festival’s original organizer, it is so much more than another music book. The photography is vivid and expertly curated to reflect not just the performers and the crowd, but the building of the event and the community surrounding it. The ephemera is rich. The texts are illuminating. And the design is basically perfect. As the official August 15–18 anniversary approaches, we highly recommend this volume for music lovers, utopians and historians of every generation. “At Woodstock, we would focus our energy on peace," Lang writes, "setting aside the onstage discussion of political issues to just groove on what might be possible." continue to blog


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