Woodstock at its Best

Signed 50th COLLECTOR'S EDITION hard cover, Linanne Sackett, photos by Barry Z Levine

THE WOODSTOCK STORY BOOK has awesome color photos of Hendrix, Joplin, Garcia, the Who, Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Baez, The Band, Sly Stone, John Sebastian, Ten Years After, The Incredible String Band, Tim Hardin, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  Let us know how you would like it to be dedicated, otherwise it will be unsigned and in original shrinkwrap - respond to: l@WoodstockWitness.com.


As part of the Academy Award-winning “Woodstock” documentary team, still photographer Barry Z Levine captured it all. Arriving days before the crowd, when the site was still a grassy cow pasture and continuing to photograph long after the last of them had departed, when it had become a debris strew mud hole, Levine took so many pictures that he had blisters on his index finger and thumb from clicking the shutter and advancing the film. Over the course of that tumultuous week, the only time he stopped was for a 45-minute nap on the piano cover on stage during the Blood, Sweat and Tears performance. Nearly 300 of Levine’s full color photographs, many never-before-seen, are together for the first time in his new book, THE WOODSTOCK STORY BOOK (Channel Photographics/Brunswick Institute Published June 2009. With text written by Linanne G. Sackett that resonates with the humor and charm of Dr. Seuss, the book presents a chronological account of the event and captures the performers, personalities, audience, excitement, mood, and action from the beginning–the conversion of Max Yasgur’s cow pasture into the world famous iconic site all the way through three days of fun, sun, and storms–to the muddy, garbage strewn aftermath. Along with a foreword by the Woodstock Clown Prince, Wavy Gravy, THE WOODSTOCK STORY BOOK includes perfect-for-framing 8” x 10” fine art prints of iconic rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, and Joe Cocker and a free 24” x 36” full color poster. This rare volume is a must have for anyone who was at Woodstock, wish they had been, or for anyone wanting a bird’s eye view of a great historical event of the 60’s. SHIPPING AND HANDLING $9.95.