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by Michael Lang

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Michael Lang
ISBN: 0061576581
ISBN13: 978-0061576584
Language: English
Publisher: Ecco; 1 edition (June 22, 2010)
Pages: 352
Fb2 eBook: 1475 kb
ePub eBook: 1700 kb
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There are plenty of juicy tidbits in The Road to Woodstock, starting with the compelling opening of Lang sharing his backstage view of Hendrix’s sizzling performance at the rain-soaked end of the festival. Richmond Times-Dispatch).

Michael Lang’s book, The Road To Woodstock: From The Man Behind The Legendary Festival, follows Lang’s journey from a hippie headshop owner in Miami to becoming the driving force behind the Woodstock event

Michael Lang’s book, The Road To Woodstock: From The Man Behind The Legendary Festival, follows Lang’s journey from a hippie headshop owner in Miami to becoming the driving force behind the Woodstock event. I think in most people’s minds the Woodstock festival was a thrown-together happening that a lot of people heard about through word of mouth and just up and went to. But actually months and months of work went into organizing and finalizing the details that resulted in the final event. Lang and his partners went out and found the best people in the various fields of music, promotion, and.

Michael Lang has produced festivals in East Berlin, the concert at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Woodstock '94, and Woodstock '99, among many other events worldwide. He is the head of the Michael Lang Organization, producing live events; is a partner in Woodstock Ventures; and, with Sam Nappi, runs Harmony Entertainment, producing film and theater. He lives in upstate New York.

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I’d flown out from New York to meet with Columbia Pictures about a film idea. Rolling Stone, with the headline WOODSTOCK 450,000, has hit the newsstands, along with Life magazine’s special Woodstock. In a few months, the movie and soundtrack album of the festival will be released. I notice the driver of a blue convertible in the lane next to me slowing down and waving. I recognize the sandy hair, long sideburns, and chiseled face. Hey, man, I can’t believe I ran into you, he yells. Follow me over to my house

The road to Woodstock. Enhanced by interviews with others who were central to the making of the festival, this book tells the story from inspiration to celebration, capturing all the magic, mayhem, and mud in between. From publisher description

The road to Woodstock. From publisher description.

Lang, who wrote The Road to Woodstock with Holly George-Warren, has much more detail about how the whole .

Lang, who wrote The Road to Woodstock with Holly George-Warren, has much more detail about how the whole production was put together and kept running. He is the more authoritative author, although Fornatale’s writing is a bit livelier. The books are remarkably similar in structure, relying heavily on the voices of other people who were at the festival, whose reminiscences the authors collected from interviews or previously published work. Many of the same people show up in both books - Lang is in Fornatale’s.

The Road to Woodstock - Michael Lang. That’s what meant the most to me-the connection to one another felt by all of us who worked on the festival, all those who came to it, and the millions who couldn’t be there but were touched by it. Over that August weekend, during a very tumultuous time in our country, we showed the best of ourselves, and in the process created the kind of society we all aspired to, even if only for a brief moment.

the historic gathering better than Michael Lang’s New York Times bestseller, The Road to Woodstock

the historic gathering better than Michael Lang’s New York Times bestseller, The Road to Woodstock. USA Today calls this fascinating, entertaining, and blissfully nostalgic look back, Invaluable. In The Road to Woodstock, Michael Lang recaptures the magic for the generation that was ther. nd for the generations that followed. Biographies Politicians & Historical Figures. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. August 15, 1969

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. August 15, 1969. Richie Havens, the first act of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, takes the stage and welcomes a crowd of several hundred thousand to the green fields of Max Yasgur's farmwhich is quickly becoming the second-largest city in New York State. People are dancing, imbibing, meeting, and helping the ever-increasing stream of new neighbors set up camp. Beyond the fields, the roads are jammed with cars and people, some of whom have been traveling for days to reach the festival site

“[A] vivid and lively account of those hectic and historic three days….The best fly-on-the-wall account, tantamount to having had a backstage pass to an iconic event.”—New York Post

 

The Woodstock music festival of 1969 is an American cultural touchstone, and no book captures the sights, sounds, and behind-the-scenes machinations of the historic gathering better than Michael Lang’s New York Times bestseller, The Road to Woodstock. USA Today calls this fascinating, entertaining, and blissfully nostalgic look back, “Invaluable.” In The Road to Woodstock, Michael Lang recaptures the magic for the generation that was there…and for the generations that followed.

Comments to eBook The Road to Woodstock
Whitecaster
This book provides a magnificent insight into how Woodstock 1969 came about. I found it thoroughly well written, vastly entertaining and entirely engaging.

I've read numerous Woodstock books that chronicle the event through the eyes of those who attended the event. However, to read the story behind the scenes of Woodstock, from concept through fruition and beyond, from the point of view of one who was central to production is priceless. This is a story only Michael could tell with anecdotes skillfully interwoven from both production team members and performers, lending insight and clarity to how and why decisions were made. It was a hell of a ride, overcoming monstrous adversity at every turn. Clearly this was the festival destined to be.

Additionally, and gratefully, this book includes photos of those providing anecdotes allowing the reader to put faces to names.

I almost didn't purchase this book because of some of the negative reviews it received. Let me put it this way; if you want to hear the amazing tale of how Woodstock ultimately became the cultural phenomenon it was, from the man himself, then give it a chance.
Chankane
Even though I was only ten years old, I remember well all the hype over Woodstock in the news media and the big Life Magazine article. I was far too young to even think about attending Woodstock, but at the time I was fascinated by the concept. It was interesting to find out all the prep it took to get this iconic music festival up and running. A TON of work and worry & financial juggling went into the planning of this event which almost fell apart at the 11th hour due to a needed change of venue. The Zoning issues alone, must have had the organizers pulling their (long) hair out. But WHAT an event it turned out to be for those who attended. And the music!!! and the groups who played there...amazingly talented. I found this book so interesting that as a result, I downloaded the over 2 hour documentary that was made at Woodstock. What a treat it was to hear and see Jimi Hendrix perform and Grace Slick and The Who, and especially Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in their formative days. They were fantastic, even though I watched and listened to it all on my small screen Kindle. it was worth doing. This book is the perfect backdrop to let you know all that went on with set up, the event itself and even the post Woodstock fall-out. While Middle class, Middle American parents ( like mine) were a little horrified by all the "pot heads" (as they called them) who attended Woodstock...I for one was amazed and a tad bit jealous that I was just too young to be a part of the counter-culture scene. Woodstock was like a window into that "Scene". The book tells the story very well.
Yojin
I wasn't old enough to go to Woodstock; actually, I'm not even sure I really understood until much later what it really was. But of course, through the years since, I've seen the pictures, watched the movie, have the album and now the CD, and love all the music! Wow, what an amazing adventure it must have been to be there! I was old enough to become a fan of so many of the artists who had played there, and in just a few years, knew what it was about. But this book is so interesting; to see how it all came together, to get insights from the artists themselves, and to hear how the people who attended felt themselves. I've always said had I been old enough, I would have been there, but I know my parents who are no longer here would "roll" when I say that. Since this was the first music festival of its kind, it really was phenomenal, and although I've only started the book, I'm already pulled into the first ideas forming to create what would become Woodstock. Two other books were suggested by one reviewer to get the fullest picture, and I may look into getting one or both, after finishing this one. I probably should have waited to give stars when I finished the book, so you should read a few other reviews before making your decision. I've just gone through this one, and know I'll be pleased because for me, it will be a wealth of information. (There are also several pictures included, too.). Just as aside: I purchased the "Bonnaroo" book at the same time, and since I am from Tennessee, I can't believe after reading it, that I've never gone. My daughter has gone a few times, but doesn't enjoy camping out and the heat, and has passed on it the past couple of years. But after reading this year's lineup, I would go in a flash if I had someone to go with, and I do have some friends my own age who are attending. They take a RV, which is the only way to go at my age! The reason I brought this up is because Neil Young is to have said about Bonnaroo, "If Woodstock were like Bonnaroo today--food and beverage stands everywhere, showers, toilets, guards directing traffic, etc., we would still be there!"
Nalme
I was at Woodstock & actually remembered some of it. This book filled in some of the missing parts. It was a fun and easy read. I liked that Lang often tells the story from the point of view of others. A lot of great behind the scenes information. I learned why some bands sounded bad & why Iron Butterfly didn't show up. I would have liked even more reports from festival attendees & more about Woodstock 94 & 99. This book brought back memories & had me reliving the great vibes of the event. It was a real fun time reading the book. Well written & worth the price.
Shliffiana
Excellent book and well written. I found it to put this book down. Lot's of interesting interviews from the people that attended and help organize the event. We all heard the stories, however, reading them almost makes you feel like you were there. I highly recommend this book especially if you are a rock & roll fan and if you grew up in the 60's & 70's. This music and the artists are & were some of the best musicians ever.
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