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Date Of BirthDecember 11, 1944
FactProduced the first two Woodstock festivals with John Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Arthur Kornfield

Michael Lang is an American music promoter and producer, best known for his work as one of the organizers of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969.

Lang was born in New York City on January 15, 1949, the son of Jewish parents. His father was a businessman and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters.

Lang was raised in the Bronx and attended public schools. He developed an early interest in music, particularly rock ‘n’ roll, and began attending concerts in the city.

In 1967, Lang traveled to San Francisco to attend the Monterey Pop Festival. The experience had a profound effect on him, and he decided to pursue a career in the music business.

After returning to New York, Lang began working as a booking agent for the Fillmore East, a famous music venue. He also promoted several successful concerts, including a series of shows featuring the Grateful Dead.

In 1968, Lang met John Roberts, an investment banker who shared his passion for music. Together, they founded Woodstock Ventures, a company that would go on to organize the Woodstock Music and Art Festival.

The festival, which took place in August 1969, was a massive success, attracting over 400,000 people. It became an iconic moment in music history and helped launch the careers of many famous musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

In the years following Woodstock, Lang produced several successful concerts and festivals, including the Watkins Glen Summer Jam in 1973. He also co-founded the New York Rock Festival and the Miami Pop Festival.

In recent years, Lang has focused on real estate development. He is the owner of Michael Lang Properties, a company that specializes in sustainable development.

Lang has been married twice. His first marriage, to Sheila Kitzinger, ended in divorce. He has two children from his second marriage, to Carrie Smith.

Lang is a tall man with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 71 years old.

General Info

Full NameMichael Lang
Date Of BirthDecember 11, 1944
Height1.85 m
Weight79 kg
ProfessionRecord producer, Film producer, Producer, Tour promoter, Promoter, Nho Nhau Hoai, Duoc Mua Duoc Gia, Em Muon Anh Song Sao
EducationUniversity of Alberta


ChildrenLariAnn Lang, Shala Lang, Nho Nhau Hoai, Duoc Mua Duoc Gia, Em Muon Anh Song Sao


AwardsGrammy Award for Best Historical Album
NominationsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming

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1Has 5 children including identical twin girls, LariAnn Lang & Shala Lang.
2Produced the first two Woodstock festivals with John Roberts, Joel Rosenman and Arthur Kornfield
3Co-promoter of the Woodstock '99 festival.



Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentary executive producer
Baptism of Solitude: A Tribute to Paul Bowles2001Short executive producer
Bottle Rocket1996associate producer
Woodstock: The Lost Performances1990Video documentary executive producer


Hippies2007TV Movie documentary archive source


Peace, Love and Cinema2009Documentary short thanks
Woodstock1970Documentary acknowledgment: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, N.Y. was presented by - as Michael Lang - Executive Producer


On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone2017DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHimself, festival promoter
Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock2012DocumentaryHimself
Sid Bernstein Presents...2010Documentary
Peace, Love and Cinema2009Documentary shortHimself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Woodstock - Wie der Mythos entstand2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hippies2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Treasures of the Academy: Woodstock- The Reunion2006TV SeriesHimself
Blood on the Carpet2001TV Series documentaryHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Woodstock Diary1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gimme Shelter1970DocumentaryHimself - Concert Organizer (uncredited)
Woodstock1970DocumentaryHimself - Executive Producer of Woodstock Festival (uncredited)

Archive Footage

The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Concert promoter


Nominated Awards

2010EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Arts & Culture ProgrammingWoodstock: Now & Then (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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