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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 from this series 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 McMahon Stadium concerts in Calgary on July 4-5, 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”. 


Many collectors believe that posters graded 8.5 by CGC represent the best value in the marketplace today. See our blog dated 1/31/18 to learn why demand is currently skyrocketing!


Poster – The Band, Janis Joplin, Dead, McMahon Stadium

Grade – CGC 8.5

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

Venue – McMahon Stadium

City –Calgary, Canada

Date – 7/4-5/70

Dimensions – 17” x 22”

Printing – OP-1, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Series/Promoter - Easton Walker Associates Limited

Artist – Ken Walker & John H. Lowen

Condition Details - 100% Original with no restoration of any kind! Tiny tear bottom edge. 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-1-McMahon Stadium-Trans Continental Pop Festival-The Band-Janis Joplin-Grateful Dead Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 8.51970–AOR 4.132-OP-1-McMahon Stadium-Trans Continental Pop Festival-The Band-Janis Joplin-Grateful Dead Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 8.5
1970–AOR 4.132-OP-1-McMahon Stadium-Trans Continental Pop Festival-The Band-Janis Joplin-Grateful Dead Poster-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! CGC Graded 8.5
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $840
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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