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 Max Yasgur

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Max Yasgur Famous memorial

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death
9 Feb 1973 (aged 53)
Marathon, Monroe County, Florida, USA
Burial
Monticello, Sullivan County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
8452 View Source

Woodstock Music Festival Figure. He was the owner of the Sullivan County, New York farm where the 1969 Woodstock Festival was held. At the end of the three-day celebration , Yasgur took the stage making a moving speech to the thousands of spectators. Since given permission for the festival to be held on his property, he became quite a revered figure among the hippie generation. He was not, however as popular with neighboring farmers, who had sued him for the damage in 1970 done to their property by 400,000 festival goers. He sold the 600-acre farm in 1971 for about $1,000 per acre. Up until 1969, he was just another dairy farmer. With local restrictions forcing the removal of the festival from Woodstock, he rented his spread in Bethel, which was about 55 miles away, to the promoters for a fee that he never exactly revealed.

Woodstock Music Festival Figure. He was the owner of the Sullivan County, New York farm where the 1969 Woodstock Festival was held. At the end of the three-day celebration , Yasgur took the stage making a moving speech to the thousands of spectators. Since given permission for the festival to be held on his property, he became quite a revered figure among the hippie generation. He was not, however as popular with neighboring farmers, who had sued him for the damage in 1970 done to their property by 400,000 festival goers. He sold the 600-acre farm in 1971 for about $1,000 per acre. Up until 1969, he was just another dairy farmer. With local restrictions forcing the removal of the festival from Woodstock, he rented his spread in Bethel, which was about 55 miles away, to the promoters for a fee that he never exactly revealed.


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YASGUR
DEVOTED HUSBAND
FATHER - GRANDFATHER
I AM MY BELOVED'S AND MY BELOVED IS MINE


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 11 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8452
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8452/max-yasgur: accessed ), memorial page for Max Yasgur (15 Dec 1919–9 Feb 1973), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8452, citing Landfield Avenue Synagogue Cemetery, Monticello, Sullivan County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .