Artie Kornfeld

Oral History Information

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Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

Artie Kornfeld was originally a trumpet player in symphonic orchestras. As a Rock and Roll fan, Artie eventually switched to guitar and performed with several groups before landing a job at Capitol Records as an executive.  Artie wrote over 75 Billboard charting songs including the Crispian St. Peters hit, “The Pied Piper”.  In the summer of 1969, Artie was tapped to help create and produce the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival.  During his NAMM Oral History interview, he talked about his long and varied career in the music business and keeping the legacy of Woodstock alive.