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WOODSTOCK Organizer MICHAEL LANG Dead at 77

Michael Lang died on Saturday (January 8) of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City.

Concert promoter, producer and artistic manager Michael Lang, best known as the official producer of the iconic Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, has passed away at the age of 77.

According to a representative, Lang died on Saturday (January 8) of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City.

“Woodstock offered an environment for people to express their better selves, if you will,” Lang told Pollstar in 2019. “It was probably the most peaceful event of its kind in history. That was because of expectations and what people wanted to create there.”

Lang is survived by wife Tamara and his five children, Shala, Lariann, Molly, Harry and Laszlo.