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Going To A Happening – Concert Posters

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Whether or not bands were better back in the day is a debate for another time and another place but we’ll wager that the posters advertising gigs and festivals were way, way better back then than they are now.

In this post we take a look back at posters for some of our favourite bands of the late 1960s and early 70s. Ranging from the simple to the psychedelic they cover the whole spectrum. Don’t look at The Yardbirds Fillmore poster for too long or you’ll go mad trying to figure out what it is (or what it’s supposed to be). The 1969 Newport Festival must have been some weekend with Booker T & The MGs, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Love and Marvin Gaye all playing on the same bill– now that would be something to tell your grandchildren assuming you could remember anything about it.




Pink Floyd 1967 II
Seattle Pop Festival 1969
War Portland Memorial Coliseum Concert 1973
The Yardbirds 1968
Count Five 1966
concert poster: Miami Pop Festival with the Grateful Dead, Gulfstream Park Race Track, Hallandale, Florida, December 28, 29, 30, 1968 [borrowed from www.wolfgangsvault.com]
Jefferson Airplane 1969
The Seeds 1967
Newport '69 at Devonshire Downs 1969
Atlantic City Pop Festival 1969
Peanut Butter Conspiracy 1967
Steve Miller Band 1969
Blue Cheer 1967 II
Buffalo Springfield 1968
Eric Burdon and the Animals 1968
Captain Beefhart 1966
Ten Years After 1971
The Byrds 1967
San Francisco International Pop Festival  1968

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