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Exhibition of never before seen photos of the Beatles' final concert.
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We can’t say it enough! Thank YOU! Thank YOU! Thank YOU!
We’ve just added a stretch goal of an additional $1000 in hopes of being able to hire out a bunch of the photo restoration work (Ruth and Amy have nearly gone cross-eyed working on the 67 plus images):
If we meet the goal of an additional $1000, a new reward is automatically earned by EVERY donor (past donors, new donors, everybody!) What's the new carrot? EVERYBODY gets a 8.5x12" lithograph of John Seabury's 4 color tribute poster, a set of 24 postcards/6 each of four images (one image of each Beatle), and what the heck, we'll toss in a couple of the lithograph postcards, too.

The Beatles played their last public concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on August 29th 1966. 

In 1986 Dave Seabury was at a garage sale and found an incredible treasure: a photographer's contact sheet of photos shot from right in front of the stage. In Beatles lore, all existing/published photos of this show are widely known EXCEPT for these. We've done a ton of research and no one knows whom the photographer was.

This summer, on the 50th anniversary of that last concert, we are beyond thrilled to present an exhibition of these photos at a San Francisco gallery. The Opening Reception will be a multi-media event on Monday August 29 2016, 50 years to the day from that original concert. A huge BLOW-UP of the contact sheet and enlargements of many of the individual photos will be on display. The Chuckleberries (The Bay Area's pre-eminant Rutles Tribute Band!) will perform the set from the 1966 concert, with surprise guest vocalists. There will even be Beatles live karaoke with keyboard accompaniment by the amazing J.Raoul Brody. Additional details will be posted as they become finalized.

We are only seeking funding to cover our expenses! Should we have the good fortune of generating funds above our expenses, all such funds will be given to charitable organization(s) with programs for children and programs promoting Music/Arts/Photography in public schools.

Wes Wilson, psycedelic poster pioneer, and creator of the iconic poster for the 1966 show, has joined our team, letting us use his image to create a poster for our event. Grammy nominated Rock and Roll poster Artist John Seabury has made an incredible re-creation of Wes' original.

Lots of FAB rewards
Post cards, contact sheets, individual Beatle portraits, signed lithograph posters, The Chuckleberries to play at your event, and t-shirts!

Note: The t-shirts will not be printed until the Kickstarter campaign closes. We will request everyone who has ordered a shirt to tell us the size they need and then we will do the printing accordingly. 

 

Check out all the NEW REWARDS we've added!! Some prints can be configured 4 images in a single row or 4 images in 2 rows of two (YOU pick which 4 images you want from the contact sheet.).

 

In addition to Rock & Roll luminaries Wes Wilson and John Seabury, here is our Team of Artists, Photographers, Curators, and Rock Historians.

Ruth Kaiser: Project Manager/Curator/Installation/Graphics. Photographer, Author, Teacher.

Dave Seabury: Project Manager/Creator. Musician, Artist, Photographer, Collector.

Amy Snyder: Image restoration. Director of Photography at The Exploratorium:  

Richard Blair: Image restoration. Prominent Point Reyes Phographer.

Jim Hart: Curator/ Installation. Record Company Marketing, Museum Exhibit Installer/preparator.

John Seabury: Poster Artist. Founding member of, and poster artist for, Psycotic Pineapple.

Joel Selvin: Consultant/Advisor. Music critic, author and Rock & Roll historian. 

Carla Selvin: Press and Social Media. Singer, Songwriter, Awesome Spirit! 

Corbett Redford: Consultant/Advisor. Film director, singer/songwriter, and punk rock fan. 

J.Raoul Brody: Plays your favorite Beatles song while you sing! ...And SO much more.

The Chuckleberries: Little is known about this enigmatic Rutles Tribute Band.

 

Risks and challenges

Challenge: The photographer, or other party claiming rights to the images, could surface, prove rights to the images, and challenge the use/display of the images, or demand financial compensation. Best possible scenario: Claimant is convinced of the fact that this one time event is a "not for profit" venture, and that an agreement can be reached to allow the show to go forward. Worst possible scenario: Claimant proves ownership and shuts down the event.

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    • SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION of John Seabury's 4 color lithograph tribute poster, of Wes Wilson's original 1966 concert poster. 17"x24",
    • T-shirt ONE with images of the 4 Beatles from the contact sheet,
    • T-shirt TWO of the poster,
    • An 11"x14" photo reproduction of the contact sheet,
    • Set of 4 postcards, one of each Beatle,
    • Handwritten Thank You lithograph postcard of the poster.

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    • SIGNED, NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION of John Seabury's 4 color lithograph tribute poster, of Wes Wilson's original 1966 concert poster. 17"x24",
    • Photographic print of the contact sheet 20"x25",
    • Set of four 8"x12" photos, one of each Beatle,
    • Set of 4 postcards, one of each Beatle,
    • Handwritten Thank You lithograph postcard of the poster.

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    • The Bay Area's Chuckleberries to play at your event (Two 1 hour sets-limited to within 50 miles of San Francisco),
    • Everything listed in reward #9 (that's SIGNED poster 17"x24", Both T-shirts, 11"x14" photo reproduction of the contact sheet, Set of 4 postcards one of each Beatle & Handwritten Thank You lithograph postcard of the poster.).

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    • The Bay Area's Chuckleberries to play at your event (Two 1 hour sets-limited to within 50 miles of San Francisco),
    • Everything listed in reward #10 (that's SIGNED poster 17"x24", Photographic print of the contact sheet 20"x28", set of four 8"x12" photos one of each Beatle, Set of 4 postcards one of each Beatle, & Handwritten Thank You lithograph postcard of the poster.).

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