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Woodstock 3 Days of Peace & Music – Official 50th Anniversary Celebration


Reel Art Press presents the official book commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Written by the festival’s co-creator and co-founder Michael Lang, this large coffee table edition was released in July 2019 and provides exclusive insight into the magic that made up “three days of peace and music.”

What started as a gathering for the counter-culture would become the most important and influential music festival in history, attended by over half a million people who gathered at a dairy farm in the Catskills for the three-day festival in August 1969. United in a message of peace, love, openness and cultural expression, Woodstock was a defining moment for the wider counter-culture generation.

Featuring artists who defined the sixties including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin and Joan Baez, Woodstock also features Lang’s unique recollections and insights into what would become the world’s most iconic music festival.

This 288-page illustrated edition features hundreds of photographs by famous and unknown photographers including Ralph Ackerman, John Dominis, Bill Eppridge, Dan Garson, Barry Z. Levine, Elliott Landy, Lee Marshall, Ken Regan, Rolling Stone’s first photographer Baron Wolman, and notably the archive of Henry Diltz. It also contains highly collectible items such as the original designs and plans for the event, correspondence, set-lists and information on artists’ fees.

The archive of Henry Diltz, the official photographer at Woodstock, takes centre stage. Present for two weeks, he shot everything he saw: from empty fields of cows to the construction of the first stages, crowds arriving and the aftermath. He captured countless performances and many behind-the-scenes moments as musicians hung out backstage.

This exuberant volume captures the zeitgeist, the music, the drugs, the people, the sheer hedonism; the enduring legacy of the most famous festival in history.


Book Information

£44.95 / $59.95

ISBN: 978-1-909526-62-4; 288pp; Hardback; 300+ Photographs; 310 x 245 mm

Published by Reel Art Press, July 2019


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