tv Woodstock Music Festival Historic Site CSPAN August 16, 2019 3:14pm-3:24pm EDT
the shows are good. i know what to ask. >> what is the legacy of woodstock? >> the legacy is in 500 years when they forgot about the beatles, if there are people still living, they were members this event. time magazine made woodstock number two of the top events of mankind when they said it was the greatest peaceful man-made event in history of all mankind and it was second to man landing on the moon. legacy of artie kornfeld is what? >> that i am sitting with you right now. 45 years later. >> i am so thrilled. >> i hope what i do next year will be my legacy. yeah. >> thank you. >> my pleasure. original planers
was to have it in woodstock which is 60 miles north east of here. woodstock, new york was a bohemian community and a lot of musicians lived there often on including bob dylan, the band, richie havens, van morrison, the organizers called their company woodstock ventures and they started looking for a place for their festival. they could not find a place in woodstock that was large enough. they found a property that might was down thehich road from woodstock but that fell through and out of desperation they found in middletown,ark near new york and it was very flat, kind of an interesting land, but it had good transportation access. they started building, they started advertising, the built artistses, they had
creating art installations and everything was going smoothly until the locals caught wind of what they were doing and it was not going to be a 50,000 person folk festival after all, what they were promised. jimi hendrix had been booked and non-folk bands were hooked -- were booked very prominently and the town rewrote its laws to outlaw the festival. that left woodstock ventures with about four weeks to find another location. that is when they came in contact with max. bethel, dairy farmer in 90 matt -- 90 miles northwest of new york city. when woodstock ventures approached him in july of 1969 and ask if he had any property that might be suitable for a rock festival, when he showed them a couple of pieces of land
and when they came to this property which was one of his hay fields, he grew off cell phone on this hill, woodstock ventures partners noticed it was a natural bowl. it was a perfect ship, perfect size for the type of rock festival they wanted to have and on the spot they made a deal with max to lease his property for the rest of the month so that they could move their rock , new yorkrom wallkill to bethel and the rest is history. bethel is like it was in 1969. the roads -- road system has not been upgraded very much and the economy is still very rural. left bethelam shortly after woodstock, they moved to florida and soon after he died, the property went to a woman by the name of june and she kept the property ever
cultural and in the mid-1990's, she put the property up for sale gary setal man, alan up a foundation and purchased recognizede woodstock was a big part of this region's history and worthy of bethelration and created woods center for the arts which has an outdoor performance pavilion for a world-class museum and the historic site itself. bethel woodson at is to inspire people through the follow at least the 1960's ofles of the peace, brotherhood, acceptance. i think the people that come here can feel that just by walking the grounds, they feel that vibe.
>> sunday morning on "washington journal" a cover station on the history of woodstock. we will talk about the three day music festival in upstate new york that attracted nearly half a million people. mr. farmer is author of the book , "the age of great dreams: america in the 1960's." here on c-span and american history tv. >> tonight on c-span, it is a senate aging committee hearing on robo call fraud. among the witnesses, a woman whose grandmother wired thousands of dollars to scam artists. here's a preview. targetedndmother was and pursued not stop by your ring of fraudsters. over time these individuals used creative and cunning tactics to gain her trust.
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