The Gotta Have Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction Spring 2022
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In 1969 Elliot Tiber (also known as E.T) and his family owned the El Monaco Motel in Bethel, White Lake, New York. Tiber was President of the White Lake-Bethel Chamber of Commerce. Each year, Tiber issued himself an official “Music Festival Permit” in his efforts to create a culture center in Bethel.In July of 1969, Elliot Tiber learned that the town of Wallkill N.Y. had rescinded the permit for the Woodstock Festival because Wallkill did not want “tens of thousands of filthy, sex crazed, drugged hippies invading their community”. Tiber immediately phoned the Woodstock festival producer Michael Lang and said to Lang, “You can use my festival permit and I have 15 acres of land!” Within minutes, Michael Lang landed his helicopter at Tiber’s El Monaco Motel. Lang’s group found Tiber’s land unsuitable for a concert because it was swampland. Then Elliot Tiber had the idea of doing the concert at his neighbor’s land, the Milkman Max Yasgur. Because of Tiber the festival was held on his land and would become one of the most iconic events in history. This sign was created during the festival in protest of the festival now going to be in Bethel New York. The sign read, “Buy No Milk, Local People Speak-Out, STOP Max’s Nippy Music Festival NO 150,000 HIPPIE’S HERE”. The sign was featured on a Newspaper in 1969, before the Woodstock Festival. An incredible piece of Woodstock history, this is the only known sign from the concert that also has photograph evidence of being there. Any Woodstock collector would have to own this. Measures 47" x 25". Comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.
Woodstock 1969 Music Festival Original Oversized Protest Sign (Photo-Matched)
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