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THE BYRDS appearing with TEAGARDEN AND VAN WINKLE
THE BYRDS:RARE - VINTAGE Original 1st printing concert poster for THE BYRDS appearing with TEAGARDEN AND VAN WINKLE at the Labor Temple in Minneapolis, MN on 2/15/1970. Tickets were $4.00. The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn (known as Jim McGuinn until mid-1967) remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Teegarden & Van Winkle were an American musical duo, composed of Skip Knape (electric organ, organ pedal bass, vocals), and David Teegarden (drums, vocals). Formed in Tulsa, they took their folksy rock to Detroit.Their single "God, Love and Rock & Roll", which borrowed heavily from "Amen", peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. Light creasing bottom left corner with light discoloration due tape stains at top and bottom boarder. VG.
FUN FACT:The Byrds were the second edition Byrds with Clarence White and he tore the house down with his guitar licks.
ABOUT THE MINNEAPOLIS LABOR TEMPLE:
The Labor Temple was on the 100 block of 4th St. SE. (Central Ave & 4th St). The Minneapolis Labor Temple was demolished decades ago. It was next door to today's Aveda Institute. Address: 117 SE 4th Street (now a surface parking lot for Aveda).
In January, 1969, the third floor of the Labor Temple in Minneapolis started holding concerts on Sunday nights, featuring national (and international bands). The first concert was held on February 2, 1969 and featured The Grateful Dead with local band Blackwood Apology opening up with their rock opera called “House of Leather.” The third floor was packed and people were turned away at the door due to the lack of room. Community News, a local company, began doing the light shows for the concerts, using home made “movie screens” draped across the back of the stage, as well as the posters for the events.
The Labor Temple was supposed to hold 3,000 people for these Sunday night concerts, however, the local fire department required folding chairs to be used and a maximum capacity of 1,250 people, due to safety concerns. The reduced crowd size and other issues with the City of Minneapolis became a financial burden and the concerts at the Labor Temple came to an end in the middle of 1970.
The Labor Temple concerts were never professionally recorded, but there are some bootlegs that can be found. Dick's Picks Volume 26 is the 26th installment of the Grateful Dead's archival series was recorded on April 27, 1969 at the Labor Temple in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Juryj “George” Ostroushko is a Twin Cities artist with a passion for music. As part of Community News, his job was to create images and effects for the light show for each concert at the Minneapolis Labor Temple. He was always trying new effects with gels, oils, lights, screens and drapes. Additionally he designed each main poster for every concert. Already an artist and hippie from the West Bank of Minneapolis, Juryj always carried a sketch pad with him and when ideas came up he drew them. Many of these sketches were used in the posters he designed. Juryj traveled to San Francisco in the hey-day of the Haight-Ashbury and Fillmore Era days. As a known artist in the Bay Area, he knew many other posters artists, and they shared their works with each other. His influences can be seen in the likes of Fillmore and Avalon posters, just as they influenced his work. He is a true artist and influencer of the psychedelic era and continues his passion for fine art and music to this day.
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