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Santana Got Paid $750 for Woodstock #3003528 08/16/19 05:49 PM
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Happy 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.

If you are curious about what all of those legendary performers got paid to make the scene, here's the list...

1. Jimi Hendrix – $18,000
2. Blood, Sweat and Tears – $15,000
3. Joan Baez – $10,000
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival – $10,000
5. The Band – $7,500
6. Janis Joplin – $7,500
7. Jefferson Airplane – $7,500
8. Sly and the Family Stone – $7,000
9. Canned Heat – $6,500
10. The Who – $6,250
11. Richie Havens – $6,000
12. Arlo Guthrie – $5,000
13. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – $5,000
14. Ravi Shankar – $4,500
15. Johnny Winter – $3,750
16. Ten Years After – $3,250
17. Country Joe and the Fish – $2,500
18. Grateful Dead – $2,500
19. The Incredible String Band – $2,250
20. Mountain – $2,000
21. Tim Hardin – $2,000
22. Joe Cocker – $1,375
23. Sweetwater – $1,250
24. John B. Sebastian – $1,000
25. Melanie – $750
26. Santana – $750
27. Sha Na Na – $700
28. Keef Hartley – $500
29. Quill – $375

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Re: Santana Got Paid $750 for Woodstock [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3003532 08/16/19 05:52 PM
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A) That's amazing...I wonder how they came up with those rates. idk
B) The Sweetwater guys had a band back then? grin

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Re: Santana Got Paid $750 for Woodstock [Re: Dave Bryce] #3003542 08/16/19 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
A) That's amazing...I wonder how they came up with those rates. idk


A head scratcher to me for sure


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Re: Santana Got Paid $750 for Woodstock [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3003627 08/17/19 04:06 AM
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We turned down the gig because they only wanted to pay us $1000. Looking back now, probably not one of our best decisions 😁

Re: Santana Got Paid $750 for Woodstock [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3018706 12/07/19 12:03 AM
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Santana's record wasn't out at the time and their manager, Bill Graham, was helping with Woodstock. They're lucky they got on the bill at all much less paid any money.

Re: Santana Got Paid $750 for Woodstock [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3018709 12/07/19 12:17 AM
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1. Woodstock put Santana on the map, they were one of the standouts.

2. Whoever was managing Joan Baez had negotiation bling DOWN. I've seen her in her heyday, she was awesome. Being a solo act, she got a great cut, probably made the most money total of any individual who played.
All she needed to wow a crowd was an acoustic guitar.


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