Aug 01, 2009
Here are the questions and answers to our quiz:
1. Of the three reported births at Woodstock, only one festival baby
has ever been found.
(False. None of the mythical "Woodstock babies" has ever been found.)
2. Of the two reported deaths at Woodstock, one was caused by a
tractor running over an occupied sleeping bag.
(True. The other was caused by heroin overdose.)
3. Joni Mitchell handed the demo tape of the song "Woodstock" to
David Crosby backstage at The Flip Wilson Show.
(False. It was given to Stephen Stills at The Dick Cavett Show.)
4. Richie Havens couldn't wait to open the festival on Friday, Aug. 15.
(False. Havens pleaded with organiser Michael Lang not to play first.)
5. Most of the income made by Lang from Woodstock came from movie
ticket and soundtrack sales.
(False. Lang didn't make a cent from the movie or soundtrack sales.)
6. More than 300,000 people had already left Woodstock by the time
Jimi Hendrix played on Monday morning.
(True. Approximately 320,000 had already split.)
7. Abbie Hoffman punched Pete Townshend on stage at Woodstock.
(False. Townshend ka-bonged Hoffman with a guitar after the activist
stormed the stage during The Who's set.)
8. Neil Young performed with Crosby, Stills and Nash and Woodstock,
but refused to be filmed.
(True. Young believed the cameras were distracting the musicians.)
9. The average distance walked by festivalgoers from their parked
cars to the site was 5 miles.
(False. It was 15 miles.)
10. An ounce of pot at Woodstock cost $15 (U.S.).
(True. No wonder so few people remember.)
Sources: The Road to Woodstock, by Michael Lang (2009, HarperCollins)