RIP Richie Havens, the opening act at Woodstock - a 3-day money grubbing orgy, romanticized as a 3-day mud orgy of the sex kind. #CrackedClassic
5 Facts About Woodstock The Hippies Don’t Want You to Know

#5. Woodstock Was Conceived as a Hippie-Exploiting Cash Grab
Knowing that money and the pursuit of it is flower child kryptonite, you may be shocked to learn that the concert that defined the 60s owed its origins to some squares looking to make a buck. And not a buck for Tibet, either. In March of 1968, drugstore heir, John Roberts, and Yale Law grad, Joel Rosenman, placed the following ad in the non-hippiest publications of all time: the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times:
Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions.

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RIP Richie Havens, the opening act at Woodstock - a 3-day money grubbing orgy, romanticized as a 3-day mud orgy of the sex kind. #CrackedClassic

5 Facts About Woodstock The Hippies Don’t Want You to Know

#5. Woodstock Was Conceived as a Hippie-Exploiting Cash Grab

Knowing that money and the pursuit of it is flower child kryptonite, you may be shocked to learn that the concert that defined the 60s owed its origins to some squares looking to make a buck. And not a buck for Tibet, either. In March of 1968, drugstore heir, John Roberts, and Yale Law grad, Joel Rosenman, placed the following ad in the non-hippiest publications of all time: the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times:

Young men with unlimited capital looking for interesting, legitimate investment opportunities and business propositions.

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    #1 is one of my favorite anecdotes I have to tell people when they preach to me about the “peace and love of Woodstock”.
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    Justix4all Its not about how it started but more how it came to be.
  6. justix4all said: Its not about how it started its more about how it finally came to be.
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    Cool info.
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