Lima, January 10, 2022Updated on 01/10/2022 09:49 am
Michael Lang, one of the organizers of the music festival of Woodstock, the greatest milestone of the counterculture in the United States, died on Saturday at the age of 77 a victim of cancer, the US press announced this Sunday.
Lang died for “A rare form of Hodkging’s lymphoma at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City”, according to a statement from the family released by Michael Pagnotta, an old friend of the same, who collects the press.
On Twitter, Pagnota, artist representative and music supervisor, wrote: “We are so sorry to hear that legendary Woodstock icon and longtime family friend Michael Lang died at 77 after a brief illness. Rest in peace”.
“He is survived by his wife Tamara, sons Harry and Laszlo and daughters LariAnn, Shala and Molly”says the statement, published by CNN.
Lang was 24 years old when the Woodstock music and arts festival was born in August 1969 in the Catskill Mountains region, in upstate New York, a hippie congregation that became a pivotal moment in the history of popular music and the ultimate consolidation of the counterculture that emerged in the 1960s in America.
From Friday the 15th to Monday the 18th of August of that year, rock music groups followed each other during the festival that brought nearly half a million people to a farmer’s farm near the town of Woodstock, which gave him the name and made him world famous.
The event was immortalized in the documentary “Woodstock: 3 days of peace and music”, winner of an Oscar award.