Sunday , 24 September 2017

What the original performers of Woodstock were paid is shocking

In the muggy days of August 15th to Aug 18th in 1969, history was made in what would be the building blocks for todays modern music festivals. Woodstock brought some of the largest artists of the younger generation at the time, but little is known about the economics behind throwing such a groundbreaking event. Over the past four decades, numbers have steadily come forward on what some of the largest bands in history made to play Woodstock.

1. Jimmy Hendrix – $18,000

2. Blood, Sweat and Tears – $15,000

3. Joan Baez – $10,000

4. Creedence Clearwater Revival – $10,000

5. The Band – $7,500


6. Janis Joplin – $7,500

7. Jefferson Airplane – $7,500

8. Sly and the Family Stone – $7,500

9. Canned Heat – $6,500

10. The Who – $6,250

11. Richie Havens – $6,000

12. Arlo Guthrie – $5,000

13. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – $5,000

14. Ravi Shankar – $4,500

15. Johnny Winter – $3,750

16. Ten Years After – $3,250

17. Country Joe and the Fish – $2,500

18. Grateful Dead – $2,250

19. The Incredible String Band – $2,250

20. Mountain – $2,000

21. Tim Hardin – $2,000

22. Joe Cocker – $1,375

23. Sweetwater – $1,250

24. John B. Sebastian – $1,000