1970-Mt. York Farm-Sound Storm Festival-Kesey-Merry Pranksters-Grateful Dead Concert Poster-SCARCE ORIGINAL PRINTING! PAE Graded Mint '93”

closed on Friday, March 1, 2019

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It’s a pleasure to finally offer the collecting community this very scarce Grateful Dead Original First Printing Poster for the FIRST TIME in our auction! Promo material for this event was only produced in extremely low print runs. VERY FEW have survived in ANY condition and this example is in the FINEST QUALITY Condition we've ever seen surface at public auction!

Approximately 30 000 people attended the 1970 Sound Storm Festival held in Poynette WI about 30 miles north of Madison. Although Ken Kesey is listed on the poster he was not in attendance. The Grateful Dead performed on Sunday the 26th. At first glance the vast majority of the groups listed to perform were smaller local bands. However promoter Peter Obranovich was determined to bring a real larger scale hippie rock festival to Wisconsin. 

Obranovich was friends with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead agreed to play for $9 500 which was well within the promoter's budget. They played for over 4 hours and extra long versions of “Turn on your Lovelight” and “Dark Star” were performed. The funny thing about the Dead was: at large festivals like Woodstock they had the habit of bombing however at low-key tiny festivals like this one they would always play an amazing show. 

The original first printing of this poster SELDOM surfaces because material for this small regional festival was printed in VERY LOW quantities. Our records show this original issue appeared at public auction in September 2016. That example realized $700 and was restored. This example here is 100% Original with no restoration and in Museum Quality Condition! It could be quite a long time (if ever) before another one surfaces again. Rare unusual unique historic! If you are a collector always looking for that Grateful Dead Diamond in the rough this lot is for you! 

Poster – Grateful Dead Sound Storm Festival 1970

Grade – PAE Mint 93

Bands/Bill – Grateful Dead Ken Kesey (Did Not Attend) Illinois Speed Press Galactic Vision Baby Suey and more.

Venue – Mt. York Farm

City – Poynette WI

Date – 4/24-26/70

Dimensions – 14 X 19 7/8"

Printing – OP-1 Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Artist – Bob Ocegueda

Series/Promoter - The Golden Freak Enterprises

Condition Details - Museum Quality with no nicks cuts tears or pinholes! 100% Original with no restoration. Light Handling. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.

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