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Welcome to the most comprehensive source for licensing stock, musical performance
and entertainment footage.

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    Festival Express

    Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Band, Buddy Guy, Stevie Winwood & Traffic... take a train ride across Canada playing concerts ... Browse…
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    CD:UK

    This iconic British music television program, which ran from 1998-2006, rivaled the BBC's long running Top of the Pops. Browse…
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    Historic Films Demo Reel

    Historic Films holds an extensive library of databased, copy-right cleared and digitized stock footage from 1896 to 2010. Browse…
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    Don Kirshner's Rock Concert

    The 1973 premiere featured The Rolling Stones, taped in London, in their first appearance on American TV in four years. Browse…
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    Celebrity & Red Carpet Event Collection

    Contemporary one-of-a-kind red carpet appearances and sit-down interviews with Hollywood's biggest name celebrities. Browse…

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FESTIVAL EXPRESS

During the summer of 1970 popular rock bands The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and her band, The Band, Ten Years After, Flying Burrito Brothers, Sha Na Na, Stevie Winwood & Traffic, Blues legend Buddy Guy, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Ian & Sylvia and others embarked on a mammoth trip via private train across Canada. Along the way they stopped off at different Canadian cities and staged a series of "All Star" concerts.


The footage, shot by Academy Award winning cinematographer PETER BIZIOU and directed by double Grammy winner Bob Smeaton, combines live footage shot during the 1970 concerts as well as footage aboard the train itself which captures legends such as Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and the Band's Rick Danko having a grand old time singing and partying along the way. A feature documentary was produced by Gavin Poolman (son of the original 1970's film's producer Willem Poolman) and John Trapman and released in 2003. Historic Films is currently digitizing close to 96 hours of ADDITIONAL concert and behind the scenes footage including the only known version of ME & MY BOBBY MCGEE as performed by JANIS JOPLIN accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. LEGENDARY!!!

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