Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 20, 2012
Avid poster collector Andrew Hawley, from Vintage Rock Posters, announces his search for original 1969 Rolling Stones Altamont Raceway concert posters. The Altamont concert took place on December 6, 1969. According to Hawley, “While the Woodstock festival was considered to have represented the peace and love of the 1960's, Altamont ended up representing just the opposite. Infact, many believe that the violence at Altamont symbolized the end of the hippie era and the 1960's.”
Hawley continues, “This was the first Stones U.S. tour since 1966 and the tour started at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mick Taylor joined the band replacing Brian Jones who had passed that July. More than 300,000 people converged on Livermore, California to see a festival organized by the Rolling Stones. Other groups that played at the festival were Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. The Grateful Dead decided last minute not to play due to the increasing violence. Woodstock promoter Michaell Lang was asked to manage the festival in the hopes of recapturing the spirit of Woodstock at Altamont. Unfortunately, the festival was marred with violence and a homicide. During the Stone's set, Mick Jagger pleads to the crowd to calm down and be cool. Live footage was captured of the festival and incorporated in a Rolling Stones documentary called “Gimme Shelter. ”
Hawley adds, “Two different posters made for the Altamont Speedway Free Festival. Both posters feature a great promo shot of the Rolling Stones followed by the date and location of the concert. One poster used a orange wash background while the other had a drab olive green background. The poster was printed on thin paper. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival concert poster was used for show advertising and possibly sold as a merchandise poster at the show.”
Hawley is willing to pay $5,000 cash for either version of the 1969 Rolling Stones Altamont Festival poster. His also will to pay $5,000 for any original 1963-1966 vintage Rolling Stones concert poster. Any condition is accepted. For more information, go to http://www.vintageconcertposterbuyer.com.