Original 1st printing 2&1/2 x 4&5/8" double-sided schedule/marquee-style concert handbill for the Schaefer Summer Music Festival, held at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, MA from 6/22-8/17/1970.
The 1970 edition of Boston's famed "Summerthing" series featured performances by the Band (6/22), Ray Charles (6/24), B. B. King, Paul Butterfield and James Cotton (6/29), Ten Years After and Mott the Hoople (7/1), the Four Seasons (7/6), Miles Davis with Buddy Miles and Sea Train (7/8), the Grateful Dead with John Hammond (7/13, canceled), Ike & Tina Turner with the Voices of East Harlem (7/15), Delaney & Bonnie with John Sebastian and Manhattan Transfer (7/20), Van Morrison with the Great Speckled Bird featuring Ian & Sylvia and Tom Paxton with David Horowitz (7/22), Rahsaan Roland Kirk with Ramsey Lewis, Leon Thomas and Percy Mayfield (7/27), Jose Feliciano (7/29), Johnny Mathis (8/3), the Supremes with the Meters (8/10), Janis Joplin (8/12, her final concert appearance) and Tom Rush with Melanie 98/17).
Designer unknown/not credited, medium-thin flat index stock handbill is in mint/near mint to near mint (A/A- to A-) condition; just the slightest touch of toning around the outer margin area of the schedule side and that's pretty much IT... very crisp/clean overall.
Really cool little early-'70's multi-act handout from Janis' last show. According to reports, it was not such a great performance;
"At what would become her final live performance, Janis Joplin caused a stampede at Harvard University.
For her performance at Harvard Stadium in Boston, capacity was strictly enforced at 10,000 fans. However, almost 40,000 people appeared that evening, clamoring to see the 27-year-old soul belter, jostling and arguing at the gates.
Joplin's final show was less than seamless: she was extremely drunk and slurred her lyrics. Also, her backers, the Full Tilt Boogie Band, played through inferior and hastily assembled sound equipment; their amplifiers had recently been stolen." (Stacey Andersson, "Rolling Stone")