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    The Allman Brothers Band (w/Duane Allman) 1970 Austin, TX Rock Festival Poster. An original cardboard window card from 50 years ago advertising a one-day mini-"rock festival" of sorts - rather quaint they'd use that term for only four acts, plus surely some local talent - in Texas' state capitol on Saturday, September 12, 1970.

    The eight-hour show was headlined by The Allman Brothers Band, yes with both Duane Allman and Berry Oakley before their untimely deaths. They were still touring off their self-titled debut album, but their second platter, Idlewild South, would be released by Capricorn two weeks after this show.

    Leon Russell was another low-charting but future superstar talent touring off his self-titled debut album at this point. You can be sure he was playing chestnuts like "Delta Lady," "Hummingbird" and "A Song for You" on this occasion.

    It's a Beautiful Day had released their second album by this point, Marrying Maiden, and their Columbia Records labelmates Pacific, Gas and Electric had actually issued three long-players by this juncture, but never found commercial success.

    This silkscreened poster was designed by Robert A. Burns, whose last-name signature is printed as part of the artwork in the lower-right turquoise corner. Burns, who also designed the extremely early Stevie Ray Vaughan poster we're selling in this auction, was schooled at the University of Texas. He went on to become an art director and production designer in the movie business. His work is well-known in the horror genre, including motion pictures such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Re-Animator and The Howling. (Burns passed away in 2004.)

    Our consignor obtained this from someone who attended the show and pulled down the poster. Measures 14" x 22" and grades to Very Good condition. All four margins and corners show significant wear, but the blue & green image area has very little damage... a light black scuff through the "B" in "Bros." down into the space between "It's" and "A"; a slight surface crease to the right of "It's A" which doesn't break color; some light-brown water staining in the white lettering of the ticket info down below; a pair of light vertical creases that go from the edge into "Auditorium"; and a couple of dark marks in the extreme lower-right of the green. Poster has four pronounced thumbtack holes in the corners and four more nail holes in the left and right margins, and even staple holes in a couple of other places in the margins. All four corners are a bit banged up, plus the lower right one has a good crease and a tad of cardboard missing. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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