Michael Lang Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Michael Lang
BETHEL, NY - AUGUST 18: Michael Lang, co-creator of the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in 1969 attends the Richie Havens Memorial Celebration and Aerial Scattering of Ashes at Bethel Woods Art Center on August 18, 2013 in Bethel, New York. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)

Michael Scott Lang was an American concert promoter, producer, and creative manager. He is best remembered for co-founding the Woodstock Music & Art Festival in 1969. Lang organized the original Woodstock as well as its sequels, Woodstock ’94 and Woodstock ’99.

Michael Lang’s Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth10 Million Dollars
NameMichael Scott Lang
Date of BirthDecember 11, 1944
DiedJanuary 8, 2022 (Non-Hodgkin lymphoma)
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, United States
SpouseAnn Lang, Tamar Pajic
EducationNew York University
ProfessionAmerican tour promoter
Michael Lang

Early Life:

Lang was born on December 11, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York. While still residing in Florida, he started a head shop in 1966. Lang left New York University in 1967 and relocated to Coconut Grove, Florida, where he opened the head shop. Through this store, he developed a fascination for the music industry. After supporting several events in the Miami region, Lang and Marshall Brevetz founded the 1968 Pop & Underground Festival. It featured performers like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, Arthur Brown, and Blue Cheer and drew about 25,000 people on its opening day.


Lang relocated to Woodstock, New York, where he met renowned recording artist and composer Artie Kornfeld. Together, they came up with the idea for a sizable festival celebration of the 1960s social movements. They also had plans to establish a recording studio there. Woodstock was organized by Lang, Kornfeld, and collaborators John P. Roberts and Joel Rosenman in Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Before founding Just Sunshine Records and the He Organization, Lang later worked as a consultant for the Rolling Stones. After the festival, Michael and Artie Kornfeld dissolved their collaboration with Woodstock Ventures. Michael established the Just Sunshine record label and worked as a music manager in the years following Woodstock. He has managed and produced albums for a large number of artists, including Rickie Lee Jones and Billy Joel. He soon found himself in charge of Joe Cocker, who rose to fame due in large part to his appearance at Woodstock.

“The Road to Woodstock”, a New York Times best-selling book from 2009, was co-written by Michael. Michael was the creator of the Lang Organization (MLO), which managed artists and produced movies and live events. Over the years, MLO has staged a great number of important events, such as the Lincoln Center 50th Anniversary Gala, in addition to concerts for several well-known performers. He worked as an assistant producer on Wes Anderson’s first movie, “Bottle Rocket,” in 1996.

Michael Lang

Lang’s Wife(s):

He married Ann Lang, a backup singer for Joe Cocker, in 1972. They got divorced in 1982. Following that, he married Tamara Pajic. He has four kids in total. He passed away from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma on January 8, 2022, at the age of 77.

Lang Net Worth:

He had a net worth of 10 million dollars at the time of his passing. His great success in the Woodstock festival and other ventures over the years contributed to his fortune.

Michael’s Body Features:

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