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Subject: Max Yasgur was born 100 years ago today (died 1973)

A concert was held at his farm in 1969
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Date Posted: Sunday, December 15, 11:43:26am
In reply to: Other birthdays, Dec. 15- 's message, "Singer Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes is 80 today" on Sunday, December 15, 11:27:03am

Max B. Yasgur (December 15, 1919 February 9, 1973) was an American farmer, best known as the owner of the 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.


"I'm going down to Yasgurs farm
Think I'll join a rock and roll band..." ("Woodstock")

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Sad footnote: At the end of the 1969 festival, Yasgur made a moving speech to the crowd. Soon after, for his efforts of offering his farm, his neighboring farmers sued him for damages done to their properties by the 400K festival goers, forcing him to sell the 600-acre farm in 1971 ...and the 53-year old would die just 2 years later. (NT)No good deed goes unpunished.Sunday, December 15, 12:15:11pm

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