THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY: January 7, 1970: Max Yasgur is sued for $35,000 for damages to neighbors' fences. He owns the farm where Woodstock was held. During the festival when he heard some were selling water he put up a large sign by his barn for free water. Mr Yasgur passed away in 1973.
Woodstock Music & Art Fair (Woodstock or Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskills near the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 500,000 concert-goers.