Woodstock Aquarian Exposition Walkill NY David Byrd AOR 3.2 Festival Poster
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Original 1st printing 1st state (no acts listed) 13&5/8 x 22&3/8" concert/event poster for the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair Aquarian Exposition in Walkill (*moved to White Lake), NY on 8/15-17.1969.
Art by David Byrd, image (along with the final White Lake offset version) is featured in the Art of Rock book on page 257 (plate 3.2)
While this early 1st state poster advertises no acts, performers at the now-legendary 3-day event included: Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, the Incredible String Band, Bert Sommer, Ravi Shankar, Sweetwater, Canned Heat, Creedence Clearwater (Revival), the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Keef Hartley, the Who, Janis Joplin, Mountain, the Band, Joe Cocker & the Grease Band, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Johnny Winter, Crosby Stills, Nash & Young, Ten Years After, Sly & the Family Stone, Country Joe & the Fish, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Sebastian, Quill and Sha-Na-Na.
Medium glossy-coated index stock poster is in mint/near mint to near mint (A/A- to A-) condition; maybe there are a few tiny surface scratches/fingerprints here and there and a trace of edge wear, but basically this example is pretty much just about as sharp/clean as they come.
An absolutely GORGEOUS 1st printing David Byrd Woodstock poster obtained directly from the family of event producer John Roberts. *We also have the matching card/handbill listed separately.
Check out the original 1969 CBS News report!