It was 50 years ago that three days of peace and music changed the world forever. A new book, Woodstock 50th Anniversary – Back to Yasgur’s Farm from Krause Publications, captures the spirit with a front row seat account of the happenings with author Mike Greenblatt, who was there and lived to tell about it. Greenblatt also tracks down many of the artists who played the festival, as well as some of the behind the scenes folks that made it all possible. 224 pages featuring over 300 photographs, it’s great way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a half a million strong.
Greenblatt talks about what led him to getting there early to the festival, some of the crazy stories of seeing his favorite bands, and also interviewing Graham Nash, one of the artists he missed (he left early, as did many others).