Summer Festival For Peace Philadelphia 1970 Poster w/Janis Joplin, Rascals, CCR
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Original 1st printing 22 x 27" concert/event poster for the Philadelphia Summer Festival For Peace/Volunteers of America concert, a benefit for anti-war candidates and peace movement projects held at J.F.K. Stadium in Philadelphia, PA on 8/9/1970 (*event was canceled, see below). Poster lists appearances by: Big Brother (& the Holding Company), Judy Collins, Country Joe (McDonald), Creedence Clearwater (Revival), Miles Davis, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Janis Joplin, Al Kooper, Mother Earth, Tom Paxton, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Rascals, David Rea, Rotary Connection, Seatrain, Sha-Na-Na, Rosalie Sorrell, the Staple Singers and Ten Wheel Drive.
Design by George DeWoody, thin glossy stock poster is in good/decent (B to B/B-) condition; there are a series of staple holes and tiny wedge tears in all four corners and in the left/right margins, along with a few stray small edge tears, a series of edge dings/nicks/tiny nip tears scattered around the outer margins, a light to moderate amount of handling wear/stress creasing, a couple of thin diagonal corner bends and tape pulls/masking tape remnants on the reverse... it's a bit on the used side, but as it was removed from public display in 1970, it has held up pretty well.
REMARKABLY SCARCE multi-act poster from a show that was intended as a "sequel" of sorts to the 8/6/1970 New York Peace Festival at Shea Stadium (which was also organized by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary and featured several of the same acts (Janis Joplin, Big Brother, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rascals) listed on this poster). As the event was scrapped, I am assuming most of the posters were as well.