Woodstock Spawns Multitude of Multimedia 40 Years Later

•Lang also has joined with Genesis Publications to produce a $533 limited-edition (1,000 copies) book, The Woodstock Experience, featuring unpublished lyrics, materials from his archives and an unused festival ticket. Other books include disc jockey Pete Fornatale's Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock (Touchstone, $24.99, July 7), a collection of first-person accounts; Woodstock: Three Days That Rocked the World (Sterling, $35, July 7), a day-by-day, act-by-act guidebook; and Woodstock Vision: The Spirit of a Generation (Backbeat Books, $35), photos from festival photographer Elliott Landy.

•Two anniversary concerts will be staged in August at the original site, now home to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and The Museum at Bethel Woods. On Aug. 14, Richie Havens, the original festival's opening act, will perform; the next day, a Heroes of Woodstock concert will feature eight acts, including the Levon Helm Band, Jefferson Starship, Ten Years After and Canned Heat (tickets, 800-745-3000 or bethelwoodscenter.org). The museum also commemorates the event with special exhibits and a lecture series.

•Sony and Woodstock Ventures have just relaunched Woodstock .com to make it a social networking site that will include WikiStock, an interactive encyclopedia.

Despite the flood of products and celebrations, Lang says the festival's most enduring legacy are the ideals it celebrated. "We are at a moment now when a lot of those seeds planted in the Woodstock era are beginning to flower," he says. "From the green movement to sustainable development and organic gardening, all these things seem to be coming back to us now after wandering in the wilderness these many years."

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