Artist Pay Rates:
Jimi Hendrix – $30,000 for two sets plus $2,000 for expenses. Note- There was a cap of $15,000 per artist at Woodstock so a deal was made for Hendrix to play two sets, an acoustic set and a set with his band.
Blood, Sweat & Tears – $15,000
Joan Baez – $10,000
Creedence Clearwater Revival – $10,000
The Band – $7,500
Janis Joplin – $7,500
Jefferson Airplane – $7,500
Sly and the Family Stone – $7,000
Canned Heat – $6,500
The Who – $6,250 (also reported at $11,200 but Variety claimed that number was inaccurate)
Richie Havens – $6,000
Arlo Guthrie – $5,000
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – $5,000
Ravi Shankar – $4,500
Johnny Winter – $3,750
Ten Years After – $3,250
Country Joe and the Fish – $2,500
Grateful Dead – $2,500
The Incredible String Band – $2,250
Mountain – $2,000
Tim Hardin – $2,000
Joe Cocker – $1,375
Sweetwater – $1,250
John B. Sebastian – $1,000
Melanie – $750
Santana – $750
Sha Na Na – $700
Artist Pay Rates:
The UFC must have based their payroll on this model.
$700 for Sha Na Na is less than $100/member
I guess Blood Sweat and Tears had a good manager
Santana got schlonged.
itskrisdude - The UFC must have based their payroll on this model.
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Inflation calculator says that if this was today Hendrix would have been paid about 200k.
Goddamn, what an amazing time to have been alive.
Good to see The Band get more than most. They saved some money on the fact that they lived less than a half our away too.
The dead for 2500 could be the greatest deal ever stricken dear god
Pictures are great. I was staring at the guy fishing for a long time and then I realized I was also staring a guys naked ass.
JitsuGuy - Goddamn, what an amazing time to have been alive.I agree man.
What's that work out to in todays terms?
Hired Gun - What's that work out to in todays terms?Adjust to about 560% iflation.