Is there any more powerful event in the popular culture than Woodstock?
The summer of ’69 gave us the first mass rock concert experience, way beyond Monterey Pop. It changed everything, gave us dozens of music acts, lasting music, created the rock festival. Everyone wanted to be there. Everyone said they were there even if they weren’t.
Michael Lang did all that. He has died at age 77 from cancer. I met him several times. He was a sweet guy who was ruthless when he put Woodstock on and never really recovered from it. Woodstock was his one incredible moment. It will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace.