Poignant Memoir from Legendary Producer, Songwriter, Record Executive and Creator of Woodstock ’69 Now Available on Amazon.com and iTunes.
Los Angeles, CA – August 6, 2010
|One of rock music’s most enigmatic icons Artie Kornfeld has released his autobiography, “The Pied Piper of Woodstock.” While his auspicious music industry career as a songwriter, producer, artist relations executive, producer, record company executive and promoter has spanned four decades, Kornfeld is probably best known as the creator of the seminal 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. Available now on Amazon.com and iTunes, Kornfeld’s autobiography “The Pied Piper of Woodstock” is more than a personal account of rock history. This touching memoir from “The Father of Woodstock” offers an unprecedented look at a life fueled by a deep passion for music, freedom and equality as well as Kornfeld’s struggles with addiction and coping with the loss of a child.
|“My goal’s are the same as they were 41 years ago – to affect social change, stop the wars and make great music. The only thing that has changed is the delivery mechanism. You can’t download peace – but you can download the message and that’s where it all starts,” Woodstock ’69 creator, author of “The Pied Piper of Woodstock,” Artie Kornfeld
In one of the truest spirits of the Woodstock Nation, Artie Kornfeld reveals his own road to Woodstock with a captivating, no-punches-pulled, inside account of how “3 days of peace and music” forever changed the music business. Highlights from the “Pied Piper of Woodstock” include: Kornfeld’s recollections of getting dosed with magic mushrooms during the 1969 Woodstock festival; smoking hash in his Capitol Records office as the first-ever VP of Rock Music and getting urinated on by the John Lennon during a recording session. Kornfeld also recants personal stories of growing up as the child of civil rights activists in the racially charged ‘50’s; surviving drug addiction , his daughter’s death – and his relationships with the other Woodstock principles, Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman and John Roberts.As the 41st anniversary of Woodstock approaches, Kornfeld continues to work tirelessly to promote his eternal message of music, peace and equality throughout the world. Kornfeld recently helped organize the “Peace at the DMZ Festival.” He also speaks to young people regularly at various universities and schools around the world including the prestigious Sidwell Friends Upper School. In addition, Kornfeld hosts his weekly internet radio program, “The Artie Kornfeld Show” on Artist First (a CBS Radio partner). http://www.artistfirst.com/woodstocknation.htmHaving worked with over 100 platinum projects, Kornfeld has amassed 12 BMI awards and contributed to the recording careers of such diverse artists as: Tracy Chapman, Survivor, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Depeche Mode, Jan & Dean, Neil Young, KISS, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Asia, Quiet Riot, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Michelle Shocked, Santana, Melissa Etheridge and many more.Interviews available, please contact – Elizabeth Lang, Muso Entertainment, 323.243.4959