Woodstock FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the Fabled Garden

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Series: FAQ
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Format: Softcover
Author: Thomas E. Harkins
Release Date: 06/07/2019

Thomas Edward Harkin's Woodstock FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Fabled Garden cuts through the lofty rhetoric and mythology surrounding the legendary festival. Rather than waxing philosophical about whether or not the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was the defining moment of the 1960s, as so many have done before, Harkins places the focus on the music, solo artists, and bands who performed.

Thirty-two acts took to the stage in Bethel, New York, that weekend, and the book gives the performers and the music their due consideration. Who were they? Where did they come from? What songs did they play? What happened to them afterward? How did the festival impact their careers? Those are the questions explored in these pages. Further, the book attempts to restore the chronological arc of the festival, from concept to concert to its aftermath and enduring legacy.

Drawing on his experiences as a media scholar, Harkins ponders how the album releases and Michael Wadleigh's Academy Award-winning 1970 film, Woodstock, helped shape the narrative of the festival and, in the bargain, distort people's memories of the actual event.

$19.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00192508
ISBN: 9781617136665
UPC: 888680636135
Width: 6.0"
Length: 9.0"
400 pages

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