Woodstock Festival organizer dies
January 21, 2022
(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Michael Lang, the Jewish co-creator of 1969's legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair, died on Saturday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital in Manhattan. He was 77.
The cause, according to a family spokesperson, was a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
A concert promoter who was just 24 at the time, he was one of several Jewish collaborators who made the generation-defining festival, billed as "Three Days of Peace and Music," happen. Other key players included music executive and promoter Artie Kornfeld - another Brooklyn-born Jew - and businessman Joel Ro...