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.
Max B. Yasgur (December 15, 1919 – February 9, 1973) was an American farmer, best known as the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.