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John Kane, "Pilgrims of Woodstock"


In the summer of 1969, 400,000 people from across the country came together and redefined the music scene forever. Though the legacy and lore of Woodstock lives on in the memory of its attendees, a new generation can experience the real and unedited festival through Richard Bellak's never-before-seen photographs and John Kane's incredible new interviews.

Pilgrims of Woodstock offers a vivid and intimate portrait of the overlooked stars of the festival: the everyday people who made Woodstock unforgettable. The photographs and interviews capture attendees' profound personal moments across hundreds of acres of farmland, as they meditated, played music, cooked food at night, and congregated around campfires. For three days, they helped and relied on each other in peace and harmony. For most, it was a life-changing event. Now, as the 50th anniversary of the famed festival approaches, relive their experiences firsthand in Pilgrims of Woodstock.


Author, and popular culture historian, John Kane will take you inside the Woodstock Festival in his new book, Pilgrims of Woodstock. In this work (and another to be published by UP Mississippi, late 2019) he has assembled unique and rare materials, exemplified by frst-person attendee and production staff interviews. Highlighted by a neverbefore-seen collection of photographs, these voices breath new life into the event, just in time for the 50th anniversary. Woodstock was the most epic musical event in US popular culture history. Pilgrims of Woodstock is a celebration of its true performers, the audience

Event Date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
Pilgrims of Woodstock: Never-Before-Seen Photos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684350827
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Lightning Books - July 13th, 2019