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5 news items tagged as festival express:



Festival Express
9 September 2016 @ 10:57 am

"It was the Lollapalooza of its day - a week-long, three-date circus of a rock and roll tour featuring The Band, Buddy Guy, Janis Joplin, Delaney & Bonnie, the Grateful Dead and native Canuck one-hit-wonders Mashmakhan." - Barney Hoskyns on "Festival Express," September 2004

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Today in History
4 July 2014 @ 7:51 am

The Festival Express made it to Calgary today in 1970. "The idea was to remind people of the romance of traveling by train in the old days when the train was still a vital form of communication, and combine that with rock and roll, which is the most vital form of communication today: bringing things together." - Festival Express tour publicist, Frank Duckworth

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Quote of the Day
9 May 2014 @ 12:41 pm

"Janis is the presiding spirit of the journey, the Bacchanalian Little Red Riding Hood with her bag full of tequila and lemons, lurching from car to car like some tropical bird with streaming feathers, defying the sun to interrupt our revels with another day." - David Dalton describing Janis on the Festival Express.

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Festival Express
5 July 2013 @ 10:57 am

"Financially, it was a write-off. But it was a helluva good party." Ken Walker on Festival Express.

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Festival Express
3 July 2013 @ 7:10 am

"The train had some romance and appeal to it. Historically, it brought nations together. Rock music brings kids together, so we combined the two." Festival Express promoter Ken Walker

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