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Birth:
15 Dec 1919 1
Death:
09 Feb 1973 2
Feb 1973 1
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Full Name:
Max Yasgur 1
Birth:
15 Dec 1919 1
Death:
09 Feb 1973 2
Feb 1973 1
Cause: Heart Attack 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Liberty, NY 2
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Woodstock:
August 1969 2
Woodstock:
Bethel, NY 2
Social Security:
Social Security Number: ***-**-0452 1

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Yasgur was an American farmer, best known as the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York where the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held August 15 and August 18, 1969.

Max Yasgur addressed the crowd at Woodstock

Bethel, NY

I'm a farmer...(interrupted by cheering from the audience)...I don't know how to speak to twenty people at one time, let alone a crowd like this. But I think you people have proven something to the world — not only to the Town of Bethel, or Sullivan County, or New York State; you've proven something to the world. This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place. We have had no idea that there would be this size group, and because of that you've had quite a few inconveniences as far as water, food, and so forth. Your producers have done a mammoth job to see that you're taken care of... they'd enjoy a vote of thanks. But above that, the important thing that you've proven to the world is that a half a million kids — and I call you kids because I have children that are older than you are — a half million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing but fun and music, and I God Bless You for it!

----Max Yasgur

The 40th anniversary of Woodstock is coming up this August. My name is Abigail Yasgur and I am a cousin of Max Yasgur, the dairy farmer on whose 600 acre farm Woodstock was held. I have a children's picture book coming out Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story (Official Publication Date is May 2009) This is the ONLY children's picture book on Woodstock. I am also a professional librarian (Simmons College, MSLIS, 1986) and direct a medium sized library in Los Angeles, so I have strong experience in children's literature. Not a week goes by that someone doesn't ask me "Are you related to that guy who had Woodstock?" So my last name and my expertise in children's literature were catalysts in the creation of the book. Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story "Lets the light of Woodstock shine on a new generation." Richie Havens is a lushly illustrated picture book for children, that tells the tale of dairy farmer, Max Yasgur, who entered rock & roll history when he said yes to a whole generation of flower children for 3 days of peace and music at his farm in Bethel NY in August 1969. OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 2009 You can read more, see the book and photos of the authors and illustrator at www.maxsaidyes.com. I thought it might make a good article. Baby boomers may be interested. It is a good way to begin a conversation with children and grandchildren about Woodstock. The book received its first review: Midwest Book Review, copyright 2009 "Max Said Yes! The Woodstock Story is a colorful, rhyming children's picturebook about the true-life celebration of music and peace that was the Woodstock festival on August 15, 16, and 17 in 1969, and the ordinary dairy farmer who allowed it to happen on his land. Vibrant, colorful illustrations evoking the rainbow passion of the 60's grace this cheerful tale. Max Said Yes! is an unabashed celebration of the openness and love of a bygone decade." Let me know your thoughts. Abigail Yasgur

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