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1971 Lincoln Folk Festival

THE BYRDS 1971 Lincoln Folk Festival (Scarce 1999 UK limited edition poster, produced in limited numbers. The 1971 Lincoln Festival featured James Taylor, The Byrds, Tom Paxton, Buffy St Marie, Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee, Tim Hardin, Pentangle, The Incredible String Band, Sandy Denny, Steeleye Span, Ralph Mctell, Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy and Dion. The Byrds were booked to play an acoustic set, however, they stole the show by being the only band to play an electric set. Measuring 20" x 30" in size, this has been signed and hand numbered by the original concert organizer Freddy Bannister, and Gene Parsons at the bottom. Also comes with a small flyer advertising the release of this and other posters, with a note written on the back by Wendy Bannister (Freddy's Wife) about the poster!)
***Limited to only 750 copies***

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Price Info
$126.35, £95.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Tuesday 30th November
Release Year 1999 - 22 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format poster
Record Label Rock Music Poster
Complete Stock List Go to The Byrds
Product Catalogue No SIGNED POSTER
Music Genre Country Rock, 70s Rock, 70s Artists, 60s Pop, 60s Rock
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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The 1971 Lincoln Festival featured James Taylor, The Byrds, Tom Paxton, Buffy St Marie, Sonny Terry & Brownie Mcghee, Tim Hardin, Pentangle, The Incredible String Band, Sandy Denny, Steeleye Span, Ralph Mctell, Dave Swarbrick and Martin Carthy and Dion.

The Byrds were booked to play an acoustic set at Lincoln, because of the fantastic way they went down playing acoustic at the previous year's Bath Festival. However, they again stole the show by being the only band at Lincoln to play an electric set.

The Lincoln poster is probably the rarest of all the posters that has been reprinted. Only a very few were originally printed and it was only sent out to a limited number of record shops, selling tickets for the event, in the local area

The poster was designed by Ian Beck who amongst other commissions designed the record cover for Elton John's Good Bye,Yellow Brick Road.

Freddy Bannister
From Wikipedia.

Freddy Bannister (3 December 1934 – 11 August 2019), sometimes written as Freddie Bannister, was a leading British concert promoter during the 1960s and 1970s, and was the founder of the Bath Festival of Blues 1969, the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970 and the Knebworth festivals.

Bannister started promoting music acts through his father-in-law in 1959, organising performances in local dance halls. From 1963 to 1969 he promoted numerous shows at the Pavilion in Bath, England including those by artists such as Gene Vincent, The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Pink Floyd and The Yardbirds.

His first festival event was the Bath Festival of Blues which was held on the Rec Ground in the centre of Bath in 1969. The following year, the Festival (now known as the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music) was moved by Bannister to the much larger Bath and West Showground, attracting an audience of between 150,000-200,000.

Following his departure from Bath, Bannister founded the Knebworth Festival in 1974 and ran what would be the first of seven consecutive festivals there. These festivals were headlined by The Allman Brothers in 1974, Pink Floyd in 1975, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1976, Genesis in June 1978, Frank Zappa and Peter Gabriel in September 1978, and Led Zeppelin in 1979 (two concerts). Bannister's concert promotion company, known as Tredoar, was forced into liquidation in the early 1980s due to a financial dispute with the management of Led Zeppelin following the 1979 festival.

Bannister was noted for his philosophy of "always giving the very best value for money" by keeping festival tickets at a reasonable cost, whilst also attempting to book the strongest program possible. He specialised in working with American Bands, including Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Johnny Winter, Steppenwolf, Canned Heat, Country Joe, Hot Tuna, The Flock, It's a Beautiful Day and Dr John.[4] In addition, he was the European representative for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, and also Grunt Records, the Jefferson Airplane label which represented such artists as Hot Tuna, Jack Bonus and Black Kangaroo.

During the 1990s, Bannister and his wife Wendy ran Parkes Auctions, based at Sandown Park, Surrey, which was later complemented by a two-day classic and collectors car show at the same venue. In 1998 Parkes went out of business. The Sandown Park venue was subsequently taken over by Barons and has no connection with the Bannisters

In 2003, Bannister released his autobiography, entitled There Must Be a Better Way, published by Bath Books.

He died of cancer on 11 August 2019 at the age of 84.


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Recording Artist The Byrds
Product Title 1971 Lincoln Folk Festival
Product Information The Byrds 1971 Lincoln Folk Festival UK poster.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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