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Michael Lang was an American concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who was best known as a co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in 1969.Michael Lang died at the age of 77.He passed away at Sloan Kettering in New York City after losing his battle with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a family spokesperson Michael Pagnotta.
Michael Lang Biography
|Birthdate||11 December 1944|
|Died||8 January 2022|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Mother||Name not Known|
|Father||Name not Known|
|Siblings||Name not Known|
|Education||New York University|
|Profession||American tour promoter|
Michael Lang Family, Parents
Lang was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family.In 1967, Lang dropped out of New York University and moved to Coconut Grove, Florida to open a head shop. In 1968, after promoting a series of concert events in the Miami area, Lang (with Marshall Brevetz) produced the 1968 Miami Pop Festival. It drew around 25,000 people on day one (May 18) and featured Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, Arthur Brown, and Blue Cheer. On the afternoon of the second day (May 19) it started to rain and the event ended early.
Michael Lang Wife, Children
Michael Lang was Married man but he had not revel much about his personal Life. He had five children and one grandchild. His first wife, vocalist Ann Lang, toured as a backup singer with Joe Cocker and Leon Russell from 1978-1982.
Michael Lang Net Worth
Michael Lang was an American concert promoter, producer and artistic manager has an estimated Net Worth around $10 Million in 2022.
|Net Worth ( 2022 )||$10 Million|
|Income Source||American tour promoter|
|Income / Salary||Update Soon|
Michael Lang Professional Career
Michael Lang was featured in many scenes of the 1970 documentary film, Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music.Lang also produced Woodstock ’94 with partners Roberts, Rosenman and co-producer John Scher, and Woodstock ’99 with John Scher and Ossie Kilkenny.In May 2014, Lang revealed plans for a possible 50th anniversary concert in 2019, and was exploring various locations.
On January 9, 2019, Lang announced the official Woodstock 50 festival would take place August 16–18, 2019 in Watkins Glen, New York.However, after confronting many logistical issues, financial backing issues, and three venue changes, the event was ultimately cancelled. The rise of COVID-19 followed, ending hopes of a 50th reunion Woodstock festival.
Lang was not among the producers of the December 6, 1969, Altamont Free Concert which some had billed as a “Woodstock West”. However, Lang was asked by the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead to assist with the last-moment re-location, from Sears Point Raceway to the Altamont Speedway, near Tracy, California. The concert was initially planned for Golden Gate Park, and was to feature The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Lang owned and operated Just Sunshine Records, which produced and released more than 40 albums by such diverse musical artists as Karen Dalton, Betty Davis and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Lang also managed several successful international recording artists, including Joe Cocker, Rickie Lee Jones, Willie DeVille, Tarkan, and Spanish recording artists El Ultimo de la Fila. The label was active and distributed by Gulf & Western’s Famous Music Group from 1971 until 1974.
In 2009, Woodstock Ventures (Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, and the John Roberts estate) formed joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment and launched a new woodstock.com.The site celebrates the history of the original Woodstock Festivals.In the 2009 Ang Lee film, Taking Woodstock, Michael Lang is portrayed by actor Jonathan Groff.In 2009, Lang wrote the critically acclaimed New York Times Best Seller, The Road to Woodstock with Holly George Warren.
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