Paylist of the Original Woodstock Playlist

Here’s what Jimi Hendrix and (almost) every other performer got for their performance at the original Woodstock festival. This chart by UltimateGuitar.com lists the fees for every act with the exception of Bert Sommer and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. See what they would get in today’s money below the image.

woodstock performers paylist

So here is what those fees would be in today’s money:

1. Jimi Hendrix: $18,000 ($115,000)
2. Blood, Sweat and Tears: $15,000 ($95,000)
3. Joan Baez: $10,000 ($63,000)
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival: $10,000 ($63,000)
5. The Band: $7,500 ($48,000)
5. Janis Joplin: $7,500 ($48,000)
5. Jefferson Airplane: $7,500 ($48,000)
8. Sly and the Family Stone: $7,000 ($45,000)
9. Canned Heat: $6,500 ($41,000)
10. The Who: $6,250 ($40,000)
11. Richie Havens: $6,000 ($38,000)
12. Arlo Guthrie: $5,000 ($32,000)
12. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: $5,000 ($32,000)
14. Ravi Shankar: $4,500 ($28,500)
15. Johnny Winter: $3,750 ($24,000)
16. Ten Years After: $3,250 ($20,000)
17. Country Joe and the Fish: $2,500 ($16,000)
17. The Grateful Dead: $2,500 ($16,000)
19. The Incredible String Band: $2,250 ($14,000)
20. Mountain: $2,000 ($12,700)
20. Tim Hardin: $2,000 ($12,700)
22. Joe Cocker: $1,375 ($9,000)
23. Sweetwater: $1,250 ($8,000)
24. John B. Sebastian: $1,000 ($6,300)
25T. Melanie: $750 ($5,000)
25T. Santana: $750 ($5,000)
27. Sha Na Na: $700 ($4,500)
28. Keef Hartley: $500 ($3,100)
29. Quill: $375 ($2,400)

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