Woodstock: Three Days that Rocked the World

Ed. Mike Evans

It appears as if Woodstock will always be remembered. It’s left its place in history, as one of the defining moments of rock and roll. Now that Woodstock is celebrating its 40th anniversary, there’s a huge range of memorabilia unveiled as part of the celebrations.

This book is a brilliant artefact of the event. It opens with a foreword by the venerable Martin Scorsese, and is organised in three parts “Origins” “The Event” and “The Aftermath”. It’s a fantastic way to understand the Woodstock experience. In a time of social and political unrest, Woodstock was the pinnacle of youth rebellion. Its concepts and ideals have left a lasting legacy, that even 40 years after the three-day festival, we’re still paying homage to it. Incredible.

There are some great facts too; like in September 1969 Michael Lang and Artie Kornfeld (the founders) were left with a $1.3 million debt! Woodstock: Three Days that Rocked the World is one of the books that you just need to have.

Shirley Stevenson