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The 1960's
Woodstock

The 1960's
The 1960's


Woodstock
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.39

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    catchword, counterculture, extravaganza, hippie, truthful, upstate, townspeople, notorious, wealthy, writing, generally, possibility, violent, alcohol, leading, industrial
     content words:    New York, New York City, Woodstock Ventures, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Sebastian, Joan Baez, Sam Yasgur


Woodstock
By Jane Runyon
  

1     It was advertised as "Three Days of Peace and Music." It was intended to attract the largest crowd ever assembled for a rock concert. The planners expected 50,000 and dreamed of 100,000. When it was over, 450,000 people had attended. It was meant to be a nonviolent introduction to the possibility of establishing a music industry in upstate New York. It accomplished that goal. It was called Woodstock. It became the most famous rock concert of an era.
 
2     The idea for Woodstock was created in 1968 by four very different young men. Two of the men were from wealthy backgrounds. They were the entrepreneurs. They were looking for new and unique ways of making money. One was the very young vice president of a leading record company. He had tried his hand at writing and producing music with some success. The fourth was into producing music festivals and rock shows. He was a visual example of the "hippie" counterculture making itself known in those days. He didn't like to wear shoes. His hair was long and curly, and he was no stranger to drugs.
 
3     The four men were introduced by a lawyer. They were all looking for the perfect way to draw attention to their two loves: money and music. They combined their ideas and decided to produce a rock concert extravaganza that would showcase a back-to-the-land recording studio they wanted to build in the woods one hundred miles away from the bustle of New York City. They settled on a location in an industrial park in the little town of Wallkill, New York.

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