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This Was the Highest Paid Performer at Woodstock

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Santana

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

Ravi Shankar

$4,500

Arlo Guthrie

$5,000

Richie Havens

$6,000

The Grateful Dead

$7,500

 


photo by © Baron Wolman

 

Joan Baez

$10,000

The Band

$15,000

Janis Joplin

$15,000

Jimi Hendrix

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

Source: The Road to Woodstock, by Michael Lang

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