60 Rarely Seen Photographs Of The Woodstock Music Festival
CULTURE | May 16, 2023
The bands were fairly cheap
In an era where artists are pulling down massive paydays for one time performances it’s easy to believe that things have always been that way. Not so, or at least not at Woodstock. In 1969 most of the bands made less than $10,000, and there were five – including Santana – who made less than $1,000. It’s wild to think that something that was so culturally important and based around music got away with paying minor artist fees, but that was the ’60.
The highest paid artist on the roster was Jimi Hendrix, who pulled in $18,000 for shredding during the festival. The lowest paid artist was Quill, who only made #375.