How much did the artists at Woodstock get paid? This much.

Forty-nine years ago, box office grosses for concerts and festivals were nowhere near what they are today, even at Woodstock.

Here’s a list of what the artists were paid for showing up at the first Woodstock event in 1969. (Via Vintage Everyday)

Just to put things into perspective, the $18K Hendrix received is equal to $125,000 USD today.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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