Celebration of Life 1971 Festival Poster w/Allman Brothers, B.B. King, WAR, QMS
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Original 1st printing 23 x 29" concert/event poster for the "Celebration of Life" Festival, scheduled to be held near McCrea, LA from 6/21-28/1971. (*event was canceled after 4 days)
Designer unknown, poster lists appearances by Cat Stevens, Mandrill, the Allman Brothers Band, Alex Taylor, Amboy Dukes, B.B. King, Boz Scaggs, Buddy Miles, Ballin' Jack, the Beach Boys, Bloodrock, Canned Heat, the Chambers Brothers, Chuck Berry, Country Joe McDonald, Dixieland Jazz Band, Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter's White Trash, Eric Burdon, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner Review, It's A Beautiful Day, the James Gang, John Hartford, John B. Sebastian, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Melanie, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ravi Shankar, Richie Havens, Roland Kirk, Seatrain, Sly & the Family Stone, Symphony Orchestra, Voices of East Harlem and War, plus "20 More Artists, Giant Fireworks Display" and more* (many bands did not actually play, but a few of the bands listed on the poster did appear (John Sebastian, Chuck Berry, War, Boz Scaggs), along with a number of unlisted acts, including Stephen Stills)
Medium-thin glossy stock poster is in near mint to excellent (A-/B+) condition; just a few tiny edge crinkles/creases along the left/right margins and a couple of stray soft pinch dings here and there, otherwise fine.
Semi-uncommon festival item from a mostly-forgotten (for good reason, apparently -it was a completely disorganized mess) event from the same group of promoters that put on the Atlanta, Toronto and New Orleans Pop Festivals. *This is the second state/version of the poster with Cat Stevens and Mandrill added at the top of the left/right banners.