Bill hanley: the father of festival sound 23 june, 2017 subscribe bill hanley - woodstock's sound engineer the known father of the modern day music festival. Rare photos from woodstock didn't take place in woodstock, new york, as everyone thought bill hanley was the sound engineer for the festival 26. Without exception all those early music sound companies evolved out of 3rd ear sound & bill hanley's woodstock bins, no matter how much money they have made to say otherwise. Bill hanley (born 1937) is regarded as the father of festival sound he is most widely known as the sound engineer behind the woodstock festival in bethel,. Re/p files: an interview with bill hanley a pioneer of large-scale sound reinforcement, including systems for the beatles, the filmore, and woodstock, reflects on the early years of rock and roll.
Bill hanley designed, built and operated the woodstock '69 concert sound system the father of festival sound. Look up bill hanley he was the one who designed the system at woodstock the woodstock bins: bill built his own plywood speaker cabinets that weighed a thousand pounds each, stood 6 feet tall, 4 feet deep, and 7 feet wide, with four 15-inch jbl d140 drivers. Sound for the concert was engineered by bill hanley, woodstock helped to save warner bros at a time when the company was on the verge of going out of business. Woodstock: a new nation, book excerpt from aquarius rising by robert santelli the woodstock consensus by rex weiner, the huffington post excerpt from pot, skinny-dipping, and freedom rock: woodstock and the year of the outdoor music festival (p2) by rob kirkpatrick.
One of the folks on ak was talking about hendrix's gear, and someone else posted a link to the bill hanley sound site: here is a teaser because most of the audience would be perched high on the hill, bill decided to build two speaker towers, each with two levels of speaker clusters, one high, (about 70 feet, to reach the middle and top of the hill,) and one much lower for the near audience. Simply put, bill hanley wanted things to sound better how much better john kane, a scholar who has made hanley the focus of his doctoral thesis, argues that hanley was an east coast pioneer in. See more of woodstock whisperer on facebook celebrate pioneer sound engineer bill hanley's without hanley the 1969 woodstock music and art fair would not.
As the official still photographer for the 1970 documentary, woodstock, levine was perfectly situated to capture all aspects of the historical event, including all of the major performers on the bill. The latest tweets from robin (@dgarobin): what about helping get bill hanley into the rock and roll hall of fame in case your scratching your head bill was the sound engineer and set designer for woodstock, newport festival etc. Carl russo/staff photoveteran sound man bill hanley, of merrimac, who did the sound at woodstock and the newport jazz festival in rhode island, prepares the soundboard for this week's jazz night.
Bill hanley and the sound of woodstock '69 throughout the last century, quality and innovation in the realm of live sound reinforcement and arrangement has progressively developed to achieve what we now own and use. Woodstock 69 - the mac racks under the stage with scot by david marks the legendary soundman bill hanley woodstock reunion 1997 by david marks if you have any comments about this article, please drop us a line. The way chris delucia and followed that up with a 69 and a 73 in the second weekend to best bill hanley by three strokes woodstock does have the advantage of. Bill hanley (born 1937) is regarded as the father of festival sound he is most widely known as the sound engineer behind the woodstock festival in bethel, new york in august 1969  he was also influential in a number of other festivals. You wont believe what these woodstock participants used to keep dry from the rain bill hanley, the sound engineer who conducted the sound for the concert said.
Woodstock a view of some of the 400,000 people who were at woodstock, 1969 i must tip my hat to woodstock foh engineer bill hanley that poor guy sat atop a 75ft. Aes oral history 019: bill hanley known as the father of festival sound, bill is best known for designing, building, installing, and operating the sound system used at the 1969 woodstock music. Woodstock turns 40 sound for the concert was engineered by bill hanley woodstock lineup friday, august 15 richie havens.
The famous woodstock music festival will forever be known as one of the craziest cultural events to ever take place for three whole days, over 400,000 people got together in upstate new york to take part in over 32 performances, performed by legends like jimi hendrix, the grateful dead, the who, joe cocker and many more. Born in 1937 in medford, mass, parenelli award winner bill hanley was the oldest of five children by the age of six, his father gave him his first crystal set, followed by a one-tube radio, then a six-tube radio setting off an interest in electronics. Bill hanley (sound engineer) (2 f) pages in category woodstock music festival this category contains only the following page w woodstock.
Bill hanley who had done the sound on basically every major tour for every major artist was hired along with wavy gravy from the hog farm, this culminated in a backstage staff of about 3,000 strong that weekend in august. Bill hanley pulled his sound truck into the service road behind the stage, plugged in some equipment to a portable amplifier and piped prerecorded music for the appreciative crowd staff technicians notice drop in water pressure throughout site. Bill hanley is on facebook join facebook to connect with bill hanley and others you may know (woodstock, contemporary music festivals, bill's personal. Woodstock festivaltaken form a wikipedia pagesound for the concert was engineered by bill hanley.