FD-5-RP-3 BLUES PROJECT - Society April 22-23, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - Third Printing poster (printed between Oct '66 and Jan '67) - 14 9/32" x 20 31/64" - Artwork by Wes Wilson features large Family Dog logo with the "May the Baby Jesus Shut Your Mind" slogan - Light scuffing at lower right corner, ding at upper left corner (tiny), clean pinhole at lower left corner - Beautiful B+ shape - 40.00
FD-17A -OP-1 LOVE - BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING CO. - July 15 & 16, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - First / Only Printing Concert Poster - 13 63/64" x 20" - Artwork by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley with a small version of the "Snake Lady" artwork by Franz Stuck which was later used for the FD-17 poster artwork - Printed on vellum stock - The concert was cancelled and most copies of the poster destroyed, though the artist kept a small stash and later sold them - This poster was in a frame at one point and has a little light paper aging (barely noticeable) revealing whiter edges along the right and left edges, pencil rectangle drawn on backside, perhaps by Mouse (does not interfere with frontside), a couple of small, light handling bends visible from back side only (easily ironed out if necessary) - Beautiful copy A- / B+ to A- condition - Inquire for availability / Current Price
FD-29-RP-3 JIM KWESKIN JUG BAND - ELECTRIC TRAIN - BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY October 7 & 8, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - Second (2nd) Printing Concert Poster printed by Bindweed Press shortly after the appearance of the First printing posters - 14 1/4" x 20" - Features "The Girl with Green Hair" art nouveau artwork by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley - Printed on the usual Bindweed Press vellum stock - Has thumbtack hole at upper right and upper left corners, clean, light paper aging visible along edges, minor light bends at left edge and upper left hand corner are difficult to see, very light smudge (hard to see at all) at top center white margin edge outside of image area - Would look great framed as is! - 2,000 copies of the first printing were issued and ONLY 1,000 copies of this 2nd printing poster! - Ultra Rare - Beautiful B+ / A- copy - INQUIRE
Scan image below was taken from a handbill:
FD-31-OP-1 DAILY FLASH - COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH - October 20 & 21, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing Concert Poster - 14 7/32" x 20 61/64" - Wrong date version (1,000 copies printed), issued prior to the correct concert date version - Bindweed Press poster on thick vellum stock - Has a light hairline (hard to see) horizontal line printed (faintly visible up close) in the face of Poe, two very difficult to see light bends - Rare - Pristine A- / B+ copy - INQUIRE
FD-32-OP-1 QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - BLACKBURN AND SNOW - SONS OF CHAMPLIN - October 28 & 29, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - This poster was printed twice, though no distnguishable characteristics are known, thus both are considered originals -14 3/16" x 20 1/32" - Printed on thick vellum stock - Victor Moscoso artwork of "Chicken on the Unicycle" - Bindweed Press - 2,000 copies were printed prior to the concert and 1,000 after the gig - Minor small, difficult to see bends (not creased) at left edge and bottom left corner (difficult to see, easily matted out or ironed out) - Rare! Pristine A- condition - INQUIRE
FD-34-OP-1 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS - MOBY GRAPE - November 11-12, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - First printing poster, there were two indistinguishable printings, 3,000 posters total with 2,000 printed before and 1,000 printed slightly after the concert, both are considered originals - 14 3/16" x 19 63/64" - Steve Renick "Eye in the Triangle" artwork on this Bindweed Press printed, thick vellum stock poster - ( A later third printing poster omits the Bindweed Press credit and is labeled 34-3 at the lower right corner, significantly different than this poster) - Copy A is in A / A- shape - INQUIRE for Availability and Price - Copy B is in B+ / A- shape (Has 1 1/4" bend at lower left corner) - INQUIRE for Availability and Price
FD-35-OP-1 DAILY FLASH - QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH - Nov 18 & 19, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - Two variations of the original on vellum exist. Printing records ar unclear whether one printing dates before the concert and the other printed shortly after the concert, as was the case with most FD numbers which do not have numbers printed at the corner or edge and is likely true in this case, according to Eric King's Guide - Bindweed Press printing on vellum - 13 47/64" x 20" - This is the bright red version of the poster - Artwork by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley features "Hot Air Balloon" illo collaged into their surrounding red, white and blue artwork - Pristine A- copy - INQUIRE for Availability and Price -
FD-40-OP-1 THE GRATEFUL DEAD - STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND - MOBY GRAPE - December 23 & 24, 1966 at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing Bindweed Press printing concert poster - 14 1/4" x 19 15/16" - Printed on thick vellum stock - "Pagan Santa" artwork by Victor Moscoso. - Pristine A / A- copy - INQUIRE for Availability and Price
FD-47-OP-1 MILLER BLUES BAND - LEE MICHAELS - PEANUT BUTTER CONSPIRACY - Feb 10, 11, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing concert poster printed on thick vellum stock - 14 1/8" x 19 29/32" - Orange and blue "Sphinx Dance" artwork by Victor Moscoso - Pristine A / A- copy - INQUIRE for Availability and Price
FD-57-OP-1 THE DOORS - MILLER BLUES BAND - HAJI BABA - April 14 & 15, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom - First printing Concert Poster - 13 7/8" x 20" - Features infamous Victor Moscoso psychedelic / Op Art artwork surrounding photo of nude female dancer - Two very small corner bends, one at upper left and one at lower right, hard to see, couple of hair line thin tiny marks at op edge (difficult to see) - Ultra Rare - Pristine A- shape - Inquire for availability & price
FD-64-1 The Doors / Miller Blues Band / Daily Flash - June 1-4, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing poster features artwork by Victor Moscoso of Cat face / pair of girl's faces double image - Two copies - Beautiful B / B+ copy - Inquire for availability (also have a Pristine A / A- copy which may turn out to be a First OR Second printing, Eric King & Jacaeber Kastor are still considering whether a Second printing exists - This copy does not have "vertical rows" in the paper weave and has slightly different color shades than the postcards) - Inquire
FD-69-1 Quicksilver Messenger Service - Siegal Schwall - Phoenix - July 4, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom - First printing poster features one of Rick Griffin's hallmark designs "Independance" - Beautiful A / A- copy - 150.00
FD-80-1 South Side Sound System - Phoenix - Freedom Highway - Sept 8-10, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing poster by the late, incredibly GREAT GREG IRONS of his take on "Alice's Tea Party" - Beautiful B+ copy - 50.00
FD-85-1 Vanilla Fudge - Charles Lloyd Quartet - Sep 29 - Oct 1, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom - First printing poster (ticket outlet strip is black ) - One of Alton Kelley's more noted 60's posters features two large Family Dog logos on either side of a voluptuous female in a green diaphanous gown - I had some restoration work perfromed on this poster to significantly improve a few blemishes: Two tackholes at each of the corners, minor light small handling bends visible from the backside, some light aging in the paper - I will forward closeup photos of this restored copy of the poster if you might potetially be interested in purchasing it - Will look GREAT in a frame as is now! - Beautiful B+ shape - 175.00
FD-89-1 Quicksilver Messenger Service - Sons of Champlin - Taj Mahal - Oct 2-29, 1967 at the Avalon Ballroom - Second printing poster features the preeminant "comic strip" artwork by Rick Griffin - Beautiful A- copy - Inquire
FD-101-2 Quicksilver Messenger Service - Kaleidoscope - Charlie Musselwhite - Jan 12-14, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom - Considered by Eric King to be the 2nd Printing of the poster - The image ("The Source") is the epitome of Rick Griffin's psychedelic poster style! - Pristine A / A- copy - Inquire
FD-108-1 Blues Project - Genesis - Taj Mahal and the Blue Flames - March 1-3, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing poster features artwork by Neon Park - Has a long non-creasing vertical bend at left edge (should flatten out under some pressure), a few minor light, small handling bends (hard to see), will look great in a frame as is! - Beautiful B+ copy - 30.00
FD-133-1 Bill Haley & The Comets - Drifters - Flamin' Groovies - Aug 16-18, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom - George Hunter artwork, Jerry Wainwright photo - First Printing poster - Features photo of Tom Donahue reaching his hand into a 78 RPM phonograph player with girl kneeling beside him - A few small light handling bends at the edges - Beautiful B+ copy - 35.00
FD-140-1 Quicksilver Messenger Service - Black Pearl - Ace of Cups - Oct 4-6, 1968 at the Avalon Ballroom - First Printing poster features Wes Wilson design, Dean Cail photo - Black and white - Three vertical bends are visible at an angle, multiple tackholes at each corner, tape peel on backside - Would look good framed as is! - B- copy overall - 20.00
FD-D18-1 The Doors - Allmen Joy - Gingerbred Blu - Dec 29-31, 1967 at 1601 West Evans Street in Denver, Colorado (Denver Dog as it's known by some) - Another one of THE preeminent psychedelic poster artworks by Rick Griffin - See THE ART OF ROCK and the RICK GRIFFIN book for image - First Printing poster - Inquire for availability
FD-D18-2 Considered by a few of the experts to be a second printing poster since the background behind the Family Dog logo at upper left is black, unlike at least one of the uncut sheets of this concert poster I've seen - Pristine A / A- copy - Inquire
FD-P-3-680301-OP-1 Quicksilver Messenger Service - Nazz Are Blues Band - Lights by Dr. P.H. Martin's Magic Medicine Show - March 1 & 2, 1968 Family Dog Presents at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon - First / Only printing concert poster printed on thin slick stock, commonly referred to as P-3 by collectors - I have yet to see or hear of posters for P-1 or P-2 in the Portland Family Dog numbered series - I've only seen three copies of this poster in the 9+ years I extensively hunted concert posters in the Portland area! - High contrast photo of John Cipollina towering above stopwatch dial with other members on either side - Not for sale - Poor scan due to excess sunlight and plastic -
FD-P-4-680308-OP-1 Charlatans - Alexander Timeless Bloozeband - March 8 & 9, 1968 Family Dog Presents at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon - First / Only Printing concert poster, commonly referred to as P-4 by collectors - 15 1/2" x 23" - Artwork by Terre', the Charlatans road manger at the time - Features photo of the Charlatans dressed in navy style clothing standing by side of sail mast on ship with gold "H.M.S. PORTLAND" lettering set on blue banner above blue and tan photo and green boat illo at top and both sides of photo - In an attempt to compete with Bill Graham's ability to offer bands multiple venue bookings, the Dog set up concerts in Denver, Portland, Eugene, Phoenix, etc. - Whitey Davis, a member of Chet Helms' Family Dog echelon, managed the Dog's Portland shows - Not intending to market the poster after the show, only a very limited number of posters were produced (possibly in the 250 to 500 range) - I've only seen 7 copies in the 9+ years I extensively hunted concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - Ultra Rare - I have a restored copy (no fading) in B to B / B- shape - Inquire for availability - Scan colors and clarity vary quite a bit from original poster -
Fringe Benefit - Nazz Are Blues Band - March 29 & 30, 1968 at the Crystal (Ballroom) in Portland, Oregon - First / Only printing silkscreened poster, printed on thin white paper - 14 15/16" x 20" - The concert was held on the 2nd weekend following the Family Dog Charlatans show featured on the P-4 poster described above - The Family Dog management may or may not have had any role in this gig - Artwork possibly by Gary Ewing - This is the only copy I've seen in the 9+ years I spent hunting concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - Rough condition, small piece missing from 2 corners, some color flaking along the multiple folds, etc. - Ultra Mega Rare - C+ / B- or so - Inquire for Availability / Current Price
Tweedy Bros. - Moxie - April 26 - Fringe Benefit & Moss - April 27 - The Fugs - May 3, 1968 at the Crystal Palace in Portland, Oregon - First / Only printing silkscreen poster, printed on thin white paper - 14 13/16" x 20" - Flourescent green on white - Artwork by Gary Ewing - The Family Dog was involved with the booking of the Fugs concert (see Family Dog handbill list for a full description of the Crystal Dog shows held in Portland at the Crystal Ballroom) - I've only seen two copies in the (+ years I extensively hunted concert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - I have seen one copy of the red and green version of this same design - - 3 1/2" x 1/2" chunk of paper gone from bottom center edge (mostly blank) - Some bends, minor stain at lower right corner, strip of tape at top center edge, 1 pinhole at each corner - Inquire for Availability / Current Price
Fugs - Kaleidoscope - Lights by P.H. Martin's Medicine show - May 3, 1968 at the Crystal Dog in Portland, Oregon - First / Only printing poster - 21" x 15" - Artwork by SAF (San Andreas Fault, aka Tad Hunter) features illustration of the FUGS - I may have seen another copy of this poster in the 9+ years I spent extensively hunting conert posters and handbills in the Portland area! - The Family Dog produced this Portland show in an attempt to compete with Bill Grahams ability offer bands consecutive bookings in his various venues, a plan that met with failure due to the Dog's crippled financial status - Lots of clean pinholes around the image of the poster in the margin area several clean staple holes image area - 1" clean tear at left side, tackhole tear at top center border, some bends (most easily visible from backside) - Highly restoreable, frameable as is! - Very low print run (probably 200 to 400) since the poster was not produced for commericial sale following the concert (unlike most Family Dog concert posters) - Ultra Mega Rare - Not for Sale currently
Fugs - Kaleidoscope - Hammond Typewriter (this band crossed out with a magic marker) - May 4, 1968 at the Lemon Tree in Eugene, Oregon - First / Only printing poster - 14 7/8" x 21" - Artwork by SAF (San Andreas Fault) matches the above Crystal Dog artwork and may have been used at other locales - Only copy I've seen in the 9+ years I extensively combed Portland for concert posters and handbills - Family Dog produced this show in an attempt to compete with Bill Graham's ability to offer bands multiple bookings at his various venues - Bit of magic marker at bottom over concert price and marked in price in white margin, small piece gone from lower left corner, minor bends,minor stain at top edge (barely from frontside) - minor scuffin at lower left portion of image - B- or C+ / B- - Not for sale -
Kaleidoscope - Family Tree - Lights by Dr. P.H. Martin's Medicine Show - May 17 & 18, 1968 at the Crystal Dog in Portland, Oregon - First / Only printing poster on uncoated plain stock - 11 7/8" x 20 1/16" - Artwork by SAF (an Andreas Fault, aka Tad Hunter) - Family Dog produced this show in an attempt to compete with Bill Graham's ability to offer bands multiple bookings at his various venues - I've seen two copies of this flat finish version of the poster and one copy of the glossy surface version in the 9+ years I extensive combed Portland for concert posters and handbills - Multiple tackholes at corners with some smoke damage at far right edge (restoreble I suspect!), no fading - A few pinholes at top center and a tackhole or two at bottom center, minor handling bends - C+ / B- or so - Not for sale -
FD-681031 John Mayall - Canned Heat - Sir Douglas Quintet - Oct 31, 1968 at Winterland - "Halloween" show - First Printing poster features fine line artwork by Randy Tuten, one of his most intricate illustrations! - Referred to as W-1 by most collectors - Black on orange background - 14" x 21" - Low print run (1,000 or so) since it was not being printed for commercial re-sale after the show (unlike most of the other posters in the Family Dog series) - Beautiful A- copy - 75.00
FD-690117 Mothers (of Invention w/ Frank Zappa) - Sir Douglas - Jan 17 & 18, 1969 at Winterland - First Printing poster features artwork by San Andreas Fault (aka Tad Hunter) - Referred to as W-2 by most Family Dog collectors - Tall vertical poster 10 3/16" x 27 3/16" - Low print run (1,000 or so) since it was not being printed for commercial re-sale after the show (unlike most of the other posters in the Family Dog series) - Pristine A / A- copy - 100.00 - Beautiful A- / B+ copy 85.00
FD-690707-OP-1 Jefferson Airplane - It's a Beautiful Day - Joan Baez - Fourth Way - Ace of Cups - July 7, 1969 Family Dog Presents At The Great Highway & Fillmore West - First Printing Poster features Pegasus artwork by Wes Wilson and Victor Moscoso - 20 3/16" x 14" - Shows were held to raise $ to defray expenses of the cancelled WW festival - Brilliant electric colors! - Photo does not do this piece justice! - Beautiful B+ / A- copy - 325.00 (Photo taken in bright light)
FD-700714 Terry Reid - Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys - Ace of Cups - July 14 & 15, 1970 Family Dog Presents At The Great Highway - First Printing twice up paper handbill or poster (two handbills printed side by side) - Psychedelic split-fountain artwork by SAF (San Andreas Fault, aka Tad Hunter) - 11" x 16 31/32" - This item could be considered a poster or handbill since only a small number of the low print run was left uncut in this size - Ultra Rare - Beautiful B+ copy - Inquire for availability
Family Dog Presents - Family Dogma Revival - Weds, Dec 18, 1974 at California Hall - First / Only printing poster, black printing on thin white paper stock - 12" x 17 31/32" - Features black and white illustration of Goofy like cartoon dog with hat with wide two-toothed open jawed look of enthusiasm - Artwork by Alton Kelley - Also features two tiny "flying eyeball" designs - "The Family Dog and Monster Corp. Present PARTY DANCE - Live Music and Bar" appears below large Family Doma Revival logo revision - Gray background - Tiny micro stain (difficult to see) at lower right corner edge, minor handling bump at upper left corner (not creased, light bend) - Uncommon / Rare - Beautiful A- / B+ shape! - Inquire for availability
TRIBAL STOMP 1978 - Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Big Brother & The Holding Co. - Country Joe & The Fish - It Was A Beautiful Day - Canned Heat - Lee Michaels - Allen Ginsberg - Michael McClure - Lenore Kandel - Diane DiPrima - Oct 1, 1978 Family Dog Presents at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley - First Printing poster - 17" x 11" on thin white paper stock, dark blue, dark red on thin white stock - Lettering & Artwork by Randy Tuten - VERY hard to fine in top condition these days! - Beautiful A- copy - 325.00 - Beautiful B+ copy - 295.00
TRIBAL STOMP 1978 - Full color program cover (UNfolded) for the 1978 Family Dog event (see concert poster description above) - First / Only printing, full color (one side) and black and white (other side, interior pages) on thick card stock - 11 3/8" x 17" - Full color artwork / comic art by Gilbert Shelton (of Furry Freak Bros. fame) - Left comic on frontside (would be the front cover) features great lettering with Family Dog logo at center of "O" in STOMP among psychedelic bubbles and squiggles in the sky....hovering over an open outdoors concert scene depicted from the stage side of things with the Furry Freak Bros. sneaking on stage with musicians wailing with word balloon exclaiming "THIS MUST BE THE PLACE!" - right side features Shelton cartoon of radio shouting "FREE! LIVE! ROCK AND ROLL" with KSAN blurb below - Pristine A / A- shape - Inquire for availability - Scan does not do justice to colors -
TRIBAL STOMP 1978 - Stanley Mouse poster for the event - This is an ultra mega rare (possibly one of a kind, I picked it up from Jerry Abrams years ago) proof sheet / press sheet for the Stanley Mouse Tribal Stomp poster, (has a photo of people on it) red separation only, overprinted with a blazing full color psychedelic artwork by Gilbert Johnson (illustrator of the 1979 Tribal Stomp artwork) of 1/2 of a poster and full size set of 3 cards (same design as poster) for the 8th Annual North each Photographic Fair from 1978....beautiful artwork of frog, nude women etc.! Beautiful A- / B+ condition - Inquire for availability
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