CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

Michael Lang, the co-creator and organizer of 1969’s Woodstock Music and Art Fair, and its follow-ups Woodstock ’94 and the ill-fated Woodstock ’99, died Saturday at the age of 77 at Sloan Kettering in New York City.

The cause of death was a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to family spokesperson Michael Pagnotta.

He last appeared publicly just before the COVID pandemic hit around the 50th anniversary of the festival, which was marked by controversial will they-or-won’t attempts to stage a Woodstock 50 festival that played out in the press.

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