In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the Brunswick Institute, publisher of “The Woodstock Story Book”, today announced the publication of “The Woodstock Story E-Book”, distributed by Publishers Group West’s Ingram Group.
“The Woodstock Story E-Book”, with 190 pages of photographs, text and links, is an electronic upgrade of the 2009 hardcover “Woodstock Story Book”, by Barry Z. Levine and Linanne G. Sackett. Including over 300 color photographs and more than 327 active links to the celebrities, their lives, stories and music, “The Woodstock Story E-Book” is the most complete compendium of this iconic event. It contains even more of Levine's world-famous photographs of celebrities like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, The Band, Sly and the Family Stone, John Sebastian, Ten Years After and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
“The Woodstock Story E-Book” brings the hardcover version to life with the spirit of Woodstock today and with first-hand observations by Barry Z. Levine, photographer on the Academy Award©-winning 1970 Warner Bros. documentary film, “Woodstock”. As part of the documentary team, still photographer Barry Z. Levine captured it all. Arriving days before the crowd, when the site was still a grassy cow pasture and continuing to photograph long after the last of them had departed, Levine took so many pictures that he had blisters on his ?ngers. Fifty years later, Woodstock is still celebrated world-wide for the spirit it represents.
The text, written by Linanne G. Sackett, resonates with humor and charm. "This is an incredible all-access pass to the music and art fair that came to be known solely as Woodstock...the peace and love essence of Woodstock rings out loud and clear. Like Sly and the Family Stone "taking them’ higher” here, the authors likewise reach for the sky." -Kirkus Review
Along with an updated foreword by the Woodstock Clown Prince, Wavy Gravy, “The Woodstock Story E-Book” includes a coupon for a free full-color aerial poster of the crowd which is suitable for framing. This rare volume is a must-have for anyone who was at Woodstock, wishes they had been, or for anyone wanting a bird’s eye view of the greatest musical event of the 1960’s.