1969: Concert Hall Publications, Inc.
Mike Somerson. 1st Edition. WOODSTOCK. 3 DAYS OF PEACE AND MUSIC. Original Woodstock Program. Woodstock, n.d. . Printed wrappers. Quarto [4to.], unpaginated 52 pages printed on different weights of paperstock, some glossy, some matte, onion skin flyleafs with elaborate graphic design & photography throughout. A very elaborate & handsome production. This program is the source for all of the events scheduled during the original Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, held on August 15, 16, & 17 1969 at Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York/ While the majority of the programs that were eventually distributed did not escape the wear & the weather - it poured torrentially the Monday after the event, a small cache did survive undistributed. This is one of those rare copies. The condition of this program which is now over 50 years old is fine, fresh & unblemished. The design is definitive late '60's. Article by Abbie Hoffman. There is a listing of all of the bands that played each day. Excellent shots of Joplin, Haven, Beck, The Band, Sly, Hendrix, et al.This festival became a 3 days love-in to 500,000 who eventually attended, and of which most of whom did not pay admission. These concert goers had the privilege to see such performances as Jimi Hendrix performing his "The Star Spangled Banner" who played one of the greatest and most shocking renditions of the American anthem, as well as The Who, Credence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills and Nash, and Jefferson Airplane to name but a few! A superb copy.
Item #33037 Price: US$500.00