Woodstock

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  • Advertising

    Advertisements for Woodstock begin to run in magazines & papers. They were seen in New York Times, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and Times Herald-Record
  • New Location

    Elliot Tiber reads about the ban and invites Woodstock Ventures up to Sullivan County. As the owner of the El Monaco motel, he has a permit to run an arts festival. They settle for a $75,000 deal.
  • BANNED!

    The Wallkill Zoning Board of Appeals bans Woodstock.
  • Green Light

    Bethel town and zoning boards thumbs up for a three-day concert. 50,000 people are expected.
  • Stay Away!

    Residents in Bethel try to form a human barricade across Route 17B
  • No-Show

    At 4 pm, as the show is supposed to start, no artists are there, and because of the traffic, people are stuck at hotels. But Richie Havens arrives in a helicopter and performs 5 encores. Other artists are Arlo Guthrie, Sweetwater, the Incredible String Band, Ravi Shankar, Melanie, Sly and the Family Stone and Joan Baez
  • Here They Come!

    The audience is estimated at 250,000 (and still coming).
  • Peace Out

    Joe Cocker, Country Joe & the Fish, Leslie West/Mountain, the Band, Blood Sweat and Tears, Crosby Stills Nash and Young play. & as Sunday became Monday, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sha Na Na and Jimi Hendrix bring three (technically four) days of peace and music to an end.
  • Busted

    Reports from the New York Health Department lists 797 documented instances of drug abuse, two deaths by overdose, & one death by tractor accident.