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Daniel Leutenegger
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CH-1792 Cordast
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DER US-AMERIKANISCHE MUSIKPRODUZENT UND WOODSTOCK-MITORGANISATOR MICHAEL LANG IST GESTORBEN

DER US-AMERIKANISCHE MUSIKPRODUZENT UND WOODSTOCK-MITORGANISATOR MICHAEL LANG IST GESTORBEN

09.01.2022 Der am 11. Dezember 1944 in New York City geborene US-amerikanische Musikproduzent Michael Lang (Bild) ist am 8. Januar 2022 ebenda gestorben. Lang organisierte in den 1960er-Jahren einige grosse Musik-Festivals wie beispielsweise das Miami Pop Festival 1968 mit Künstlern wie Jimi Hendrix oder Blue Cheer. Um den damaligen sozialen Bewegungen ein Sprachrohr zu geben, aber auch um sein Aufnahmestudio Media Sounds zu finanzieren, organisierte er im August 1969 zusammen mit Artie Kornfeld das legendäre Woodstock-Festival.* Nach dem Woodstock-Festival gründete Michael Lang die Plattenfirma Just Sunshine Records. Zwischen 1971 und dem Ende des Labels 1974 veröffentlichte Michael Lang über 40 Musikalben von Künstlern wie Billy Joel oder Bob Dylan. Des Weiteren fungierte Lang als Manager u.a. von Joe Cocker und Rickie Lee Jones.


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Woodstock Impresario Michael Lang Dead at 77

Lang was only 24 when he helped conceive the festival, which would go on to become a massively influential counterculture touchstone, thanks in part to a documentary on the event released the following year. Over the years, Lang’s name became synonymous with the Woodstock brand, as the promoter helped helm subsequent iterations of the festival in 1994 and 1999. (…) A 50th anniversary concert in 2019 was mired in controversy and legal issues and was canceled before it could go on.

Jason Newman

https://rollingstoneindia.com/woodstock-michael-lang-dead-at-77/

Michael Lang, Woodstock Co-Creator, Dies at 77

“I booked the three hottest bands at the time — Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and Credence Clearwater Revival,” Lang told Billboard in 2019. “That gave us immediate credibility and the word got out and then suddenly the stone was rolling downhill. Then we started adding bands left and right. I remember when David Geffen walked into our office with a test pressing of Crosby, Stills and Nash. He put it on the turntable and made a deal right there on the spot. Same thing with Joe Cocker. We heard his voice and booked him pretty quickly.”

Lyndsey Havens

https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/woodstock-co-creator-michael-lang-dead-1235016940/

Woodstock Festival Co-Creator Michael Lang Dies at 77

“Woodstock offered an environment for people to express their better selves if you will,” said Lang in a 2019 interview. “It was probably the most peaceful event of its kind in history. That was because of expectations and what people wanted to create there.”

A 50th anniversary Woodstock was in the works and planned for August 2019 in Upstate New York with featured artists Jay-Z, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, and more before financial backers pulled out, leading to the eventual cancellation of the event.

Tina Benitez-Eves

https://americansongwriter.com/woodstock-festival-co-creator-michael-lang-dies-at-77/

Woodstock organiser Michael Lang has died

Lang helped create the original 1969 festival and was also behind follow-up events Woodstock '94 and Woodstock ‚99.

Ali Shutler

https://www.nme.com/news/music/woodstock-organiser-michael-lang-has-died-3133004 

Der Mann, der Woodstock erfand

Er hatte die Idee für ein Musikfestival, das die Gegenkultur der Sechzigerjahre feiern sollte – und schuf mit Woodstock einen Meilenstein der Popgeschichte.

Andreas Borcholte

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/michael-lang-ist-tot-der-mann-der-woodstock-erfand-a-40fd1a86-55d5-4f9f-8b58-e4df41ab52e5

Sternenstaub-Fänger

Der Musikproduzent Michael Lang betrieb einen Kifferladen und hatte wenig Erfolg. Dann organisierte er Woodstock. Nachruf auf einen, der die Tür zum Paradies aufgestossen hat.

Willi Winkler

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/woodstock-michael-lang-1.5503844?reduced=true

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Rest in peace, Michael Lang – the legend who brought us Woodstock's "Three Days of Peace and Music." Michael was a mastermind who co-created one of the most-loved music festivals in history, giving us a glimmer of hope in the '60s. Condolences to his loved ones in this time.

Jefferson Airplane

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=476648970497123&set=a.255308829297806

The sun rose this morning without my old friend, Michael Lang in this world. (…)
Michael will probably be remembered as one of the co-producers of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. But he was the one that nurtured the continuing legacy. Michael & I had talked often regarding the anniversaries as they came and went. He was generous, kind, and honest in all his dealings with me. 
Arlo Guthrie

https://www.facebook.com/arloguthrie

Oh 2022. You started off with a lot of loss. Now Michael Lang. This portrait by @henrydiltz is such a perfect reminder of his brilliance, moxie, vision and youth. Woodstock forever. Thanks Michael and Henry and Joni and and and…

Jamie Lee Curtis

 https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=486621206152637&set=a.207017894112971

Videos:

Woodstock 40 years on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swyfP92Gzdg

Artie Kornfeld (2014) on Woodstock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPk8CAi_kfY

Woodstock Co-Creator Announces 50th Anniversary Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX6e0tp9L_o

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