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With 160 Pages of Color Photographs; and 190 Pages of active Links, The Woodstock Story eBook brings the hard-cover version to life.  It's like being virtually there. With more photos and more first-hand observations by Barry Z Levine, Photographer on the Academy Award Winning Documentary Film Woodstock by Warner Bros. 1970, it includes many more pages, hundreds of color photos and hundreds of active links to the celebrities, their lives, stories and music.

For three world-famous days in August 1969, 500,000 people spontaneously gathered for a happening like nothing before or since. Peace and love, aromatic smoke and the sounds of the greatest rock n roll show wafted through the air to become the legendary event that’s never been duplicated. After fifty years , Woodstock is still celebrated world-wide for the spirit of hope and sharing that it represents.

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 & Tears performance.

THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK contains even more of Levine's world famous photographs of celebrities like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, The Band, Sly and the Family Stone, John Sebastian, Ten Years After, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Performers' early music is compared to their more current work. Twelve pages of annotated links allow you to discover that a third of the performers at Woodstock are still regarded as within the top 100 categories of best artists and instrumentalists, including, guitarists, bassists and drummers.

The text written by Linanne G. Sackett 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–with the conversion of Max Yasgur’s cow pasture into the world famous iconic site through three days of fun, sun, and storms–through the muddy, garbage strewn aftermath, to the lasting effects on our lives today.

Along with an updated foreword by the Woodstock Clown Prince, Wavy Gravy, THE WOODSTOCK STORY eBOOK includes a coupon for a free full color aerial poster of the crowd which is suitable for framing. This rare volume is a must have for anyone who was at Woodstock, wishes they had been, or for anyone wanting a bird’s eye view of the great historical event of the 60’s.

To quote Kirkus Review, "This is an incredible all-access pass to the music and art fair that came to be known solely as Woodstock...the peace and love essence of Woodstock rings out loud and clear....Like Sly and the Family Stone "taking them’ higher” here, the authors likewise reach for the sky." "Inspired Photography," p.116, recommends "The Woodstock Story Book" as"the "spark for further inspiration" when photographing music related events. The photography was recognized for its broad approach to capturing the essence of festivals.

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