American Experience

The Sound of Woodstock

Clip: Season 31 Episode 6 | 6m 27s Video has closed captioning.

50 years ago, organizers of the historic Woodstock Music and Art Fair in upstate New York searched for someone who could handle the unprecedented challenge of running their sound system. Luckily for them, “this crazy guy in Boston,” Bill Hanley, was available. Hanley’s innovative setup and the resulting recording forever shaped our collective memory of this generation-defining concert.

Aired: 08/06/19

Rating: NR

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