George Wein, Who Invented The Outdoor Popular Music Festival As We Know It, Dead At 95


His Newport Jazz Festival, founded in 1954 and packed with major stars from the beginning, was the template for everything from Woodstock to Lollapalooza to Coachella. Wein himself started dozens of other events, including the Newport Folk Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. – The Washington Post


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