This Was the Highest Paid Performer at Woodstock

Here’s how much each act was paid.


$1,500, split (presumably) among the band members

Ravi Shankar


Arlo Guthrie


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Richie Havens


The Grateful Dead



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Joan Baez


The Band


Janis Joplin


Jimi Hendrix

$30,000 for two sets (highest paid act)

Source: The Road to Woodstock, by Michael Lang

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