Michael Lang, one of the co-creators of the iconic Woodstock Music & Arts festival series, has died at 77, leaving behind his wife Tamara and five children.
According to reports, the legendary Woodstock organizer succumbed to a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City on Saturday, January 8.
In addition to organizing the original 1969 festival, Lang also contributed to the 1994 Woodstock and the tragic 1999 Woodstock.
A New York University drop-out, this Brooklyn native organized numerous music events and rock concerts in Miami, including the famous 1968 Mimi Pop Festival, which saw Jimi Hendrix as the headliner.
Lang was honored with the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2019 for his lifelong work in the music industry.
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