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Woodstock Music Festival that took place in 1969 may be one of the most famous events in rock ‘n’ roll history. With performances by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Who, and a long list of the most popular bands of the day watched by an audience of over 400,000 hippies, the event really made its mark.
One of the men who organized the 3-day concert that seemed impossible was Michael Lang, a hippie-looking man himself who made this dream a reality. Although he experienced weather issues, fans hopping the fence, and a last-second location change to Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, N.Y, Lang still put together the legendary weekend in a perfect fashion for rock ‘n’ roll fans.
Sadly, Lang passed away on Saturday of a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We will always remember him for persisting so remarkably to put together the famous 3 days of peace and music.
Watch footage of Woodstock Music Festival featuring Michael Lang here: