Woodstock Turns 40: Top 9 Books

In "The Road to Woodstock," readers are taken on a journey with the man behind the festival, Michael Lang, starting with his first music festival in Miami in 1968 and ending in Woodstock.

Lang is a concert promoter, producer and artist manager who co-created the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Through Lang's stories and other firsthand accounts of musicians, artists and people who were just there, "The Road to Woodstock" celebrates the festival's milestone by putting readers right in the heart of Woodstock.

Woodstock Peace, Music & Memories

Three History-Making Days in '69

By Brad Littleproud and Joanne Hague

"Woodstock Peace, Music & Memories" takes readers back to the historic concert and society-changing experience through the words, photos of people, places, memorabilia and legendary musical moments. Older readers can relive the festival, and younger ones can learn about the cultural phenomenon that was Woodstock.

Authors Brad Littleproud and Joanne Hague were members of the Woodstock Preservation Alliance and are active in the preservation of the festival site.

Woodstock

Three Days That Rocked the World

Edited by Mike Evans & Paul Kingsbury, Foreword by Martin Scorsese, In Association with The Museum at Bethel Woods

"Woodstock: Three Days That Rocked the World" is organized into three parts covering different parts of the music festival: origins, the event and the aftermath.

A comprehensive guide to all that was Woodstock, this book is packed with memorabilia and includes never-before-seen interviews with musicians, managers, fans, photographers, organizers and technicians.

Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story

By Abigail Yasgur and Joseph Lipner

"Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story" is an illustrated kid's book that tells the story of Max Yasgur who made his mark on rock and roll history when he said "Yes" to the three days of peace, love and music that was Woodstock.

From the colorful illustrations to the simple, heartfelt story, the book captures the tone and attitude of one of the greatest festivals in the history of music.

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