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Roberts, an heir to a pharmaceutical fortune, and his friend Rosenman were looking for a way to use Roberts' money to invest in an idea that would make them even more money.After placing an ad in Kornfeld and Lang's original proposal was to build a recording studio and a retreat for rock musicians up in Woodstock, New York (where Bob Dylan and other musicians already lived).Only a month-and-a half before the Woodstock Festival was to begin, a new location had to be found.Luckily, in mid-July, before too many people began demanding refunds for their pre-purchased tickets, Max Yasgur offered up his 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York for the location for the Woodstock Festival.This declaration of a free concert had two dire effects.The first of which was that the organizers were going to lose massive amounts of money by putting on this event.They found a location for the event up in an industrial park in nearby Wallkill, New York.
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Promotional poster for the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, New York.
A white dove sits on a guitar handle above the tagline, '3 DAYS of PEACE & MUSIC.' A schedule with the names of the performers, including Joan Baez, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix appears on the bottom left hand side.
Everyone involved with the Woodstock Festival panicked.
Stores refused to sell any more tickets and the negotiations with the musicians got shaky.