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Here we have a relic from one of the more exciting events in the history of Rock and Roll. This original first printing poster is the FIRST CGC Graded example of a Festival Express run from this venue to ever appear in our auction! 


Originally billed as the Trans continental Pop festival, this cross country tour made stops in three Canadian cities to stage a show with the Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin and other acts of the day. This poster advertises the CNE Grandstand concerts in Toronto on June 27th and 28th, 1970.


The real story however was the train that carried the musicians across Canada during that summer. The camaraderie led to an outrageous non-stop party/ jam session. The joy is forever captured in the 2003 Film “Festival Express”. 


Last month, a lower 8.5 graded example of the McMahon Stadium issue (same artwork, different venue) realized $840 in our auction. This superior condition poster for the CNE Toronto run is Museum Quality with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 


Poster – The Band, Janis Joplin, Dead, CNE Grandstand

Grade – CGC 9.4

Bands/Bill – The Band, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Delaney & Bonnie, Buddy Guy, Traffic, more

Venue – CNE Grandstand

City – Toronto, Canada

Date – 6/27-28/70

Dimensions – 17” x 22”

Printing – OP-1B, Original Pre-Concert First Printing, CNE version

Series/Promoter - Easton Walker Associates Limited

Artist – Ken Walker & John H. Lowen

Condition Details - Museum Quality with no visible flaws of any kind. No nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


*****This poster is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1970–AOR 4.132-OP-1B-CNE-Trans Continental Pop Festival-The Band-Janis Joplin-Grateful Dead Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 9.4
1970–AOR 4.132-OP-1B-CNE-Trans Continental Pop Festival-The Band-Janis Joplin-Grateful Dead Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 9.4
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