Bill Hanley (sound engineer)

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For other people of the same name, see Bill Hanley

Bill Hanley (born 1937)[1] 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.[1] He was also influential in a number of other festivals.[1][2] According to Michael Lang, "I was trying to find someone who could do a sound system for Woodstock, and there was no one who had ever done something like that before. Then there was this crazy guy in Boston who might want to take a shot at it."[3] He was also a part of the large rock Mar Y Sol festival in Puerto Rico in the 1970s.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Parnelli Innovator Honoree, Father of Festival Sound". Front of House Magazine. September 2006. Archived from the original on 30 September 2006.
  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (17 November 1973). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Kevin M. "Bill Hanley - The Father of Festival Sound". Woodstock - Preservation Archives.
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (6 November 1971). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 14–. ISSN 0006-2510.