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Woodstock Music Festival 1969
200 Hurd Road
Bethel, New Jersey 12720
Voice: 866-781-2922

The Woodstock 1969 concert was the largest rock and roll concert ever to be held in North America. This concert lasted for a non-stop three days strait. During the concert there were countless drug busts but no true violent crime was reported. There were indeed two deaths and two births during the concert.

The guest list was rather colorful. There were Anti-war protesters mixed with Vietnam Veterans. There were Anti-gays and gay/lesbians. Black Militants were mixed with red-necks. Legalize Drug Advocates and Ban Drugs Advocates. There were Anti-Government Advocates and Pro-Government Advocates. Also, of course there was the ďIím just here for the musicĒ crowd as well.

There were over thirty bands playing. They included The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and Blood Sweat and Tears, just to name a few. This assembly of artists drew over five hundred thousand guests from around the country. Traffic was jammed for miles, leaving few parking spaces for visitors.

Right now, you might be thinking to yourself. How did this all begin? Well, it all started with four guys with a big idea. These men were John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld, and Michael Lang. The oldest of the group was 26.

Partners Kornfeld and Lang came up with the idea of creating a record studio in a small town and holding a big party. The town the two picked happened to be Woodstock. The problem was a fanatical situation; they just didnít have the money. Thatís where Roberts and Rosenman come in to play. They had been searching for business partners of any sort, when they were recommended to Kornfeld and Lang by their lawyer. Roberts just so happened to be a multi-millionaire. Together the partners came up with a business plan. They would hold the party first, and then with the profits from that, they would build the record studio. The music started on Friday afternoon (August 15th) at 5:07 p.m. it continued until midmorning on August 18th.



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