The Road to Woodstock, Paperback Book
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"[A] vivid and lively account of those hectic and historic three days....The best fly-on-the-wall account, tantamount to having had a backstage pass to an iconic event."-New York Post The Woodstock music festival of 1969 is an American cultural touchstone, and no book captures the sights, sounds, and behind-the-scenes machinations of the historic gathering better than Michael Lang's New York Times bestseller, The Road to Woodstock.

USA Today calls this fascinating, entertaining, and blissfully nostalgic look back, "Invaluable." In The Road to Woodstock, Michael Lang recaptures the magic for the generation that was there...and for the generations that followed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9780061576584

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As the title implies, this book takes us along on Michael Lang's journey leading up to and culminating with the Woodstock festival. I was a teenager in the '70s, and grew up in the shadow of all things Woodstock. As with any major event, rumors and half-truths became legendary. Lang clarifies it all here, and I enjoyed learning how the event really unfolded. Woodstock was not just about the music. It was about freedom of expression, equal rights, and unity. We see all that play out here. I've always believed Woodstock to be one of those pivotal points in history. We can never repeat its magic, but we can reflect back and learn.