"A TRIBUTE TO J. EDGAR HOOVER" - BLUE CHEER - THE JOOK SAVAGES - THE CONGRESS OF WONDERS - THE MOJO MEN - Feb 10, 1967 at California Hall in SF - First / Only Printing Bindweed Press paper handbill - 8 1/2" x 11" - Photo of J. Edgar surrounded by psychedelia (his shirt and tie have been appropriately psychedelicized!) - Rare - Pristine A- to A-/B+ copy - 75.00 - 2nd copy has a few pinholes (clean) and a few small, minor bends - Beautiful B copy - 60.00
AN EXHIBITION OF PSYCHEDELIC POSTERS "in the Student Union of the University of California at Berkeley celebrating the breaking of the ground for the University Art Museum" - October 6-14, 1967 - First/Only Printing Double-H Press event poster features psychedelic artwork by Wes Wilson - 14" x 20" - Pristine A/A- to A- Condition - Inquire for Availability & Current Price - Scan photo taken in poor light, actual colors and detail are much clearer and vibrant!
AVALON BALLROOM - MOBY GRAPE - A.B. SKHY - GALE GARNETT - GENTLE REIGN - GROUP THERAPY - March 7 & 8, 1969 at the Avalon Ballroom (Sound Proof Productions presents, a Non-FD show) - First / Only printing concert poster - 14 32/32" x 17 1/32" - Artwork by Greg Irons (RIP) - See The Art of Rock, page 111, plate 2.29 for small full color image - "Printed by The Rip Off Press" appears in tiny black typeset at lower left corner - 1" x 1/4" chunk gone at bottom edge (easily matted out), staple hole and two tack holes at each corner, upper left corner has 3/16" rip there, two tack holes at top center edge and one at bottom center edge, a few small wrinkles in the red background area (tiny color flaking is hard to see) and lower left corner margin, at lower left, 3/4" clean rip at bottom center edge, one 3/8" and one 1/4" clean rip at left edge, a little wear at the lower right corner background area - Color is 100% original strength - I'll be getting this poster back from restoration soon, so many of the above minor blemishes will be corrected - Ultra Rare - Beautiful copy for framing (matting would eliminate most all of the above problems) - Inquire for Availability & Price
BEDROCK ONE / Festival at California Hall Sunday, March 5, 1967 "A Benefit for the Communication Company" / "A Rock Dance Happening Environment" with Steve Miller Blues Band, S.F. Mime Troupe, The Committee, Richard Brautigan, Lisergic Power Light, The Diggers, S.F. League for Sexual Freedom, etc. - First / Only printing festival poster - 13 5/8" x 13 3/4" - Dark purple on light purple background features psychedelic illustration of phallic forms meeting vaginal forms amidst copious lettering and nude figures -Intricate, flowing, beautiful artwork, psychedelic Art Nouveau! - Restored copy reveals traces of original bends on the backside -Quite frameable as is! - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B/B+ shape - Inquire for Availability & Price
Scan photo below taken with too much light.
Here is a better photo / view:
BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY ( with JANIS JOPLIN ) - JACK & THE RIPPER - Oct 6, 1967 at the Ark in Sausalito, CA - First Printing Concert Poster - 15 63/64" x 22" - A full color image of this psychedelic Art Nouveauesque poster appears in Paul Grushkin's THE ART OF ROCK on page 224, plate 2.309 - A couple of minor, extremely small blemishes at right edge and minor small lower right & lower left corner dings, a few long, difficult to see vertical bends at upper right corner area, very light remnants vestiges of tape on backside only - Scarce - Beautiful B+ Condition - Will look great in a frame as is! - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
Two views of this poster, taken with slightly different lighting:
BLUE CHEER - See A TRIBUTE TO J. EDGAR HOOVER above -
BLUES PROJECT - Feb 13-16, 1967 at the Matrix in San Francisco - Silk-screened reprint produced July 18, 1987 by the artist, Victor Moscoso - Only 500 Signed and numbered prints were produced - 20" x 26" (larger than the original 14" x 20" - Poor photo (with edge distortion) was taken of a poster, not the silkscreen print, actual screen colors are deeper, crisper and more brilliant - Deep blue, intense fluorescent orange and electric green - Destined to remain one of the most exquisite erotic artworks to emerge from the cauldron of the psychedelic art movement / matrix of the Sixties! - Ultra Rare low number screen (#38 of 500) - Inquire for Current Price / Availability
BOB (Robert) FRIED - S.F.A.I. SUMMER SESSIONS 1970 (San Francisco Art Institute) - Most likely a First/Only printing event poster - 21 5/16" x 29" - Bob (Robert) Fried (died in 1975) artwork features imagery of conch shell in full color pastels - Some rippling in the paper from exposure to humidity at one point - Light marking in image area (very thin) - Ultra Rare - Nice B/B- to B copy - 50.00
BOOKER T. AND THE MGs - IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY - TIM BUCKLEY - June 14-16, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in SF - First / Only printing handbill on card stock (blank backside) - 4 1/2" x 6 5/8" - Artwork by Stanley Mouse - bit of light foxing on backside, front side very clean, crisp - Rare - Pristine A-/B+ copy - 75.00
COUNTRY WEATHER - SAN PAKU - JAYBIRD - June 20, 21, 1969 at the BARN (Rio Nindo, CA) - First / Only handbill on card stock (blank backside) - 4 5/8" x 7 1/32 - Great surrealistic Lee Conklin design! - Two 1/2" hairline bends at bottom edge (see image below), a few more bends mostly visible from the backside (no color flaking or creasing) - Ultra Rare - Beautiful B+ copy - 60.00
ELECTRIC PRUNES - THE NEW DELHI RIVER BAND - TEDDY & THE PATCHES - Feb 25, 1967 at the Continental Ballroom (S.F. Bay Area) - First Printing Bindweed Press handbill on thick paper ( very thin card stock ) - 5 11/32" x 8 1/2" - black on thick white paper (or very thin card stock) - Artwork by Cannon (see The Art of Rock for other examples of his work) -Uncommon - Beautiful A/A- to A- copy! - Inquire for Availability & Price
ELVIN BISHOP - CLOVER - SNAKE FOOT - AMBROSIA - Sunday January 30th, 1972 at HAYWARD THEATER (SF Bay Area). First/ Only Printing Concert Handbill printed on thin card stock - 4 5/8"x 7" - Dark blue printing on light blue card stock -Artwork by Randy Tuten features filigree border, hand lettering surrounding high contrast photo of Elvin Bishop - Pristine A- shape - 25.00
A Closeup View of Elvin's photo:
THE FIFTH DIMENSION - With Special Guest Star Benton Wood - HARPER'S BIZARRE - THE GRASS ROOTS - Sat, Mar 9th, 1968 at Community Concourse (somewhere in or near LA) - First / Only printing concert poster - 16 1/2" x 11 1/32" - Features photo of the 5th Dimension all decked out in their stage outfits with various typeset lettering styles, ornate filigree border, printed black on thick light blue index paper - A little bit of aging in the paper at upper left corner (very light, hard to see). minor vertical 2" bend at right margin edge is difficult to see, a couple of tiny corner dings - Ultra Rare - Pristine A-/B+ condition - 325.00
FILLMORE AUDITORIUM - The Emancipation of Hugh Masekela with Letta Mbulu and The FAMILY TREE - Sun, Feb 19, 1967 at the Fillmore (Auditorium) (Non-BG show) - First / Only printing paper handbill - 8 1/2" x 11" - Pan imagery, fairly simple psychedelic artwork - dark blue on white paper - vertical light roller bend visible from backside - Clean pinhole at lower right edge of background, ding at bottom left edge (tiny) - minor bend at upper left corner (not creased) - Rare - Beautiful B+ condition - Inquire for Availability / Current Price
THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES - COLORS - August 5-7, 1967 at the Matrix (SF) - First / Only printing paper handbill - 8 1/2" x 11" - Artwork by Leidenthal, black on white paper illustration of man's head, with mustache, opening at top into flower motif, wide eyed - See The Art of Rock, page 165 plate 2.115 for image - Horizontal fold ( NO color flaking, 2 light, difficult-to-see, very small stains) and two light horizontal bends (mostly visible from backside and easily ironed out) - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B / B+ to B+ copy - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
FLEETWOOD MAC - ELVIN BISHOP BAND - JOE HICKS - Sat, Sept 29, 1973 at Contra Costa County Fairgrounds (Antioch) - First/Only Printing Concert Handbill - 5 17/32" x 8 5/8" - Elegant psychedelic, flowing symmetrical red border surrounds intricate snowflake design and graceful hand lettering on light yellow paper, venue information above and below is typeset lettering - Uncommon - Pristine A/A- to A- copy - 55.00
GOD GROWS HIS OWN - Famous Mari Tepper artwork/design from 1967 (American Newsrepeat Co., S.F.) - First / Only Printing Postcard - 5 11/32" x 5 7/32", blazing full color psychedelia in her usual Fillmore artwork style! Plant leaves, figures, sun design, etc. - Mega Rare - Pristine A- copy - 35.00
Close-up View: http://www.postergeist.com/posters/California/god_grows_his_own_closeup.jpg
GOLDEN STATE / COUNTRY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - Featuring Vassar Clements, Doc & Merle Watson, Jim and Jesse, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Mac Wiseman, Merle Travis, Doug Dillard, John Hartford, etc. at Marin Veterans Memorial (San Rafael) April 26-28, 1974 - First/Only printing Festival Handbill - 5 1/2" x 8 5/16" - Printed on card stock - Features intricate & awesome artwork by Rick Shubb (of Carousel Ballroom poster artwork fame) - Banjos, portraits of some of the performers, ornate order in full color, hand lettering, etc. - Stains at top edge (light, small), light bend at upper right corner - Ultra Rare - Inquire for Availability / Current Price
Full View of the handbill:
A closeup view of Shubb's hand lettering at the center of the handbill:
Large scan (artwork is the same, though this is a full size scan of another copy, which is not for sale):
GRATEFUL DEAD - JIMI HENDRIX - JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - QUICKSILVER - SPIRIT - HOT TUNA - IKE & TINA TURNER - JOHN FAHEY - DAVE MASON & MAMA CASS - BREAD - JOY OF COOKING - NRPS - Oct 1970 at Winterland - Booklet of upcoming acts presented by Paul Baratta - 16 pages - 8 15/16" x 5 31/32" - Lettering and artwork by Randy Tuten - Back cover features black and white photo of Jimi Hendrix (see scan below) in memoriam, since he had died just prior to press time - Text and black and white photos of the above acts (Quicksilver has an illustrated page) with some orange color surrounding the black and white photos in the center spread of group photos -Uncommon to Rare - Pristine A- shape! - 111.00
HAIGHT ASHBURY FESTIVAL - "THE ROCK OF AGES" - COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD - THE PITSCHELL PLAYERS - ETC. - May 24 & 25, 1969 at Golden Gate Park Panhandle in SF - First / Only Printing concert poster - 13 3/16" x 18 5/8" - Wes Wilson artwork - Featured in The Art of Rock on page 206, plate 2.243 - dark purple, green and white on vellum stock - This copy has been professionally restored, though it is not obvious since the imperfections have been carefully removed - Wes Wilson used this imagery on a commercially produced 90's T-Shirt - Ultra Rare - Pristine A- shape overall - Inquire for Price / Availability
HUMAN BE-IN "A GATHERING OF TRIBES FOR A HUMAN BE-IN" - TIMOTHY LEARY - RICHARD ALPERT - ALLEN GINSBERG - GARY SNYDER - JERRY RUBIN - MICHAEL McCLURE - LENORE KANDEL - Jan 14, 1967 at Golden Gate Park in S.F. - First Printing Festival Poster - 14" x 20" - The now infamous quintessential Be-In artwork by Stanley Mouse and the late, great Alton Kelley - HAND SIGNED by Stanley Mouse in black ink at the lower left edge of the image and by Alton Kelley in gold ink at the lower right edge (see clickable image links below) - Ultra Rare - Pristine A- Condition - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
Kelley signature close up view:
Mouse signature close up view:
Both signatures in close up mode:
JANE'S ADDICTION - TEX & THE HORSEHEADS - LOVEDOLLS - CHANNEL 3 - Sat, July 5, 1980 at the Music Machine (West LA) - First / Only printing paper handbill - 8 17/32" x 11" - Black on white paper, features H.R. Giger illustration of bare breasted alien headed woman sucking nozzle on air tank with Jane's Addiction just below in large hand lettering, most other info in typeset lettering - A few bumps at upper left and upper right corner edge areas, minor light (barely visible at all) handling bend at lower right - Rare - Pristine B+ copy - 75.00
JANIS JOPLIN - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO. - COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD - THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS - THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND - THE GUESS WHO - ROXY with RITA COOLIDGE - Nov 1970 at Winterland - 16 page booklet of upcoming events presented by Paul Baratta - 16 pages - 8 15/16" x 5 31/32" - Lettering and artwork by Randy Tuten - Back cover features a black and white photo of Janis Joplin published in memoriam, since she had just died prior to press time Text and black and white photos of Big Brother and the other acts with some pink and red color on a few pages - Uncommon to Rare - Pristine A- condition -65.00
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - QUICKSILVER - COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH - LOADING ZONE - "THE STRIKE BENEFIT" - Sun, Feb 5th, 1966 at the Fillmore Auditorium (Non-BG show) - First / Only printing paper handbill - 8 1/2" x 10 15/16" - Artwork by GUT - See The Art of Rock, page 156, plate 2.87 or scan below - Light roller mark / indentation along right margin edge (hardly noticeable, not wrinkled or creased) and very light thin, short horizontal aging or stain at left edge, neither of which affect image area - Pristine A-/B+ to B+ copy - Inquire for Availability / Current Price
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR "A SYMPHONIC ROCK CONCERT" along with other selected works. September 25, 1971 at the COW PALACE (S.F.). First/Only Printing Concert Handbill - 4 1/2" 6 15/16" - Printed on card stock - Features artwork by Mark Behrens of Christ with crown of thorns in oval shaped border surrounded by hand lettering etc. - Dark brown on white, pinhole at both of the upper corners - Ultra Rare - Pristine B+ condition - 50.00
JIMI HENDRIX - See JIMI HENDRIX listing as well as GRATEFUL DEAD - Winterland booklet described above on this list.
MOBY GRAPE - See Avalon Ballroom near the top of this MISC. CALIFORNIA listing -
MONSTER CALENDAR - 1975 - First Printing Full Color 13 page Calendar - 11" x 17" - Features 13 full color airbrush illustrations by Stanley Mouse & Alton Kelley, produced for their Monster Company business for the 1975 calendar year - Included are several illustrations of The Flying Eyeball (on the front cover, as well as one of the interior months, click on the image link below), old hot rods, a old "Merc", a Deuce coupe, a Lady Luck illo, a Flying Saucer in Outer Space, a couple of marijuana designs, the beautific Rolling Thunder psychedelic artwork (see clickable image link below) etc. - Printed on thick, glossy, index stock, plastic comb bound at the top edge - Getting harder to find these days! - Rare - Pristine A- condition - 75.00
Flying Eyeball Front Cover:
Rolling Thunder Calendar Page:
MORNING GLORY / INDIAN HEAD BAND / PEACE Oct 13 & 14, 1967 at the Western Front (SF) - First/Only Printing Concert Handbill - 4 1/8" x 7 1/8" - Blank back handbill features purple printing on white card stock - Features artwork by John Thompson (a well known underground comic artist) - See page 191, plate 2.199 in the ART OF ROCK for a three color poster version of this same design - Tack hole at top center edge, thin bit of red ink at left edge of paper and a little on backside, couple of light small corner bends, light aging in the card stock - Ultra Rare - Beautiful B condition - 45.00
Back Side View:
NEW DELHI RIVER BAND - WIERD HERALD (sic) - OHMS BAND - WARRIORS OF THE RAINBOW - Aug 25, 1967 at Azteca Hall (San Jose, CA) - First/Only printing paper handbill - 8 1/2" x 11" - Artwork by James Gardner (same artist that illustrated the BG-74 imagery) features black and white illo of nude woman with bouquet of flowers, psychedelic lettering - Ultra Rare - Pristine A- shape - 93.00
The following NORTH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC FAIR posters and handbill cards from the 1970's feature fantastic artwork by Gilbert Johnson. For another example of unique artwork by Gilbert Johnson, see The Art of Rock, page 333, plate 4.3 (His Second North Beach Photo Fair poster is featured in full color):
THIRD ANNUAL NORTH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FAIR May 26 & 27, 1973 at Washington Square in the North Beach district of SF. - First/Only printing event handbill on card stock - 7 9/16 x 4 3/4" - Exquisite artwork by Gilbert Johnson (See his 1978 Tribal Stomp artwork for an example of his style) features full color design of nude girl sitting on flying disc graced with a background of stars, clouds, moon and green countryside - Rare - Pristine A- condition - 30.00
FOURTH ANNUAL NORTH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FAIR May 25-27, 1974 at Washington Square in the North Beach district of SF - First/Only Printing Event Handbill printed on card stock with blank back side - 4 15/16" x 7 7/32" - Full color illustration by Gilbert Johnson features woman in nightgown sitting in ornate chair with filigree border and portrait of Ben Franklin in background - Pristine A- copy - Ultra Rare - 25.00
FIFTH ANNUAL NORTH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FAIR - May 24-26, 1975 at Washington Square (in SF) - First / Only Printing event poster - 11 3/4" x 21" - Beautiful artwork by Gilbert Johnson (illustrator of the incredible 1978 TRIBAL STOMP artwork) - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ copy - 75.00
7th ANNUAL NORTH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FAIR - May 28-30, 1977 at Washington Square (in SF) - First / Only Printing event poster - 17" x 22 1/16" - Beautiful / Fantastique imagery by Gilbert Johnson features several nude women, the most prominent of which is straddling and riding a large snake with bridle - Large heavy set oriental figure with fu manchu beard and ornate headgear and staff behind the foreground figure - Amazing spectrum of colors on this piece! - A few bends in the image area, mostly small, none of which flake color - Bends at upper left, lower right and lower left corners (no flaking), clean pinhole at upper right and left corners - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B / B+ to B+ condition - Would look GREAT in a frame as is! - 75.00
8th ANNUAL NORTH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FAIR - May 27-29, 1978 at Aquatic Park in S.F. - First / Only printing handbill on card stock - 3 31/32" x 7 1/4" - Fantastic & Incredible artwork by Gilbert Johnson features several nude women and frogs, mushrooms, rainbow, moon, multi-colored auras etc.! Full color, horizontal layout / image - Ultra Mega Rare - Beautiful B+ condition - 45.00
9th ANNUAL NORTH BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FAIR - May 26-28, 1979 at Aquatic Park (in SF) - First / Only Printing event poster - 14 29/32" x 22" - Full color artwork by Gilbert Johnson features two different nude women with rainbows, feathered wings, fingers, etc. - Some creasing, wrinkling in the image area, difficult to see since there's hardly any color flaking at all! - Tack hole at each of the corners, tiny rip at upper right corner (1/4") - Will look great in a frame as is! Ultra Mega Rare - 65.00
P.H. PHACTOR JUGBAND - July 15-24, 1966 at Cedar Alley Coffee House (in SF) - First / Only Printing concert poster - 20 15/16" x 12 15/16"- Artwork by Paul Bassett (the Drummer for P.H. Phactor) - Dark brown printing on thick, light orange stock - Minor amount of aging at upper right edge (about 4" x 1/4") hard to see, one minor bend at edge, upper left edge has some of the same aging / toning - Ultra Rare - Pristine B+ copy - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
Also have the First / Only printing Concert Handbill - 5 1/2" x 7" - Printed on butcher paper - Pristine A/A- condition - 65.00
P.H. PHACTOR JUGBAND - August 18-10, 1966 at Cedar Alley (in SF) - First Printing Bindweed Press Concert Poster - 14 3/16" x 19 29/32" - Artwork by Paul Bassett (Drummer for PH Phactor) - See the Art of Rock, page 206, plate 2.246 for a small color image of this poster - Printed by The Bindweed Press in S.F. - Ultra Rare - Pristine A- condition - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
PLOWSHARE COMMUNITY BOOKSTORE - Berkeley California Bookstore - 1969 - First Printing Bay Area Bookstore '60's Handbill printed on card stock w/blank backside - 8 1/2" x 11" - "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares" - Black on white card stock - 1 1/2" diagonal crease at lower left corner - Tiny stain at top edge white margin (only) in two spots, hard to see - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine A-/B+ shape - 25.00
PSYCHEDELIC POSTER STATIONERY (sic) - Original HiSun San Francisco - Published by Foretel Production in Sacramento, CA - First Printing Psychedelic Stationary - 5 5/16" x 8 17/32" - Still Unopened, sealed the original display plastic wrapper, includes around 20 sheets of full color tripped out, crudely illustrated with 89 cent price at top - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine A/A- Condition - 25.00
THE RESIDENTS - 1981 - First Printing Ralph Records Promotional Poster - 22 1/2" x 27 17/32" - Black and white photo poster of the Residents in their Tuxedos & Eyeball Head gear standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, whilst the Goodyear Blimp sails above them displaying "THE RESIDENTS" in lights (via subtle cut & paste technique) - This copy was folded for mailing out to record stores during 1981 or so (not dated) - A few minor bends in addition to the original distribution folding (it was folded into 8 sections), a few long, minor vertical handling bends from being lightly bumped along the right side - There is a more recent reprint of this poster which likely differs in one or more aspects - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ Condition - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
ROCK POSTER EXPO - Nov 7 & 8, 1992 at Golden Gate Park in S.F. - First/Only Printing Poster Event Booklet - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" - Eskimo style front cover lettering artwork by David Singer in red, black, gray and white - Event produced by Wes Wilson and the Poster Project folks - 20 interior pages plus covers includes ads for upcoming Lee Conklin show at the Psychedelic Solution featuring Conklin illustration of Conklin Style "surrealized" motorcycle, ad for Best Comix & Rock Art Gallery featuring black and white Rick Griffin illustration, etc., poster dealer listings, etc. - Three ad inserts that were stuffed among the pages at the last minute are included - Ultra Rare - Pristine A- Condition - 25.00 - 2nd copy has one tiny, minor, undetracting "dot" size ink spot in the white margin of one of the letters, minor light bends at the stapled spine - Two ad inserts that were stuffed among the pages at the last minute are included - Pristine B+ Condition - 23.00
ROCK POSTER EXPO - Oct 23 & 24, 1993 at Golden Gate Park in S.F. - First/Only Printing Poster Event Booklet - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" - Eskimo style symmetrical front cover lettering artwork by David Singer in red, black, blue and white - Event produced by Wes Wilson and the Poster Project folks - 26 black and white interior pages plus front & back covers in color - Interior pages feature a full page black and white ad for David Singer's company "Singer Designs" features one of his WAVE lettering designs floating as the pupil of an eye design, full page repro of a Rick Griffin poster entitled "The 10,000 Megaton Love Bomb Will Travel" as part of a Best Comix ad - Has some mild wear at the stapled spine, a few tiny "dots" of foxing in the interior, minor wear overall - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ Condition - 25.00
ROCK ART EXPO '95 - Sat & Sun, Sept. 16 & 17, 1995 at Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in S.F. - First/Only Printing Silk Screened Poster Print - 14 1/4" x 21 3/8" - Beautiful psychedelic artwork by the prolifically published Seattle Occulture graphix artist Scott McDougall in full color as a hand pulled silk screened poster print, HAND SIGNED (in pencil in the white margin at lower right corner) - Pristine A- Condition - 40.00
A Close up view:
Another Close up view: http://www.postergeist.com/posters/California/scott_mcdougall_rockartexpo95_signature.jpg
THE SAN FRANCISCO ORACLE - Issue #7 March/April 1967 - First Edition of this issue of the famous Visionary S.F. Underground Tabloid Newspaper printed on newsprint paper - 11 1/2" x 15" - 48 pages, cover price is 25 cents - Sometimes listed as "City of San Francisco Oracle" - The Houseboat Summit issue - Full color back cover art by Rick Griffin features his infamous "Sam Mescalito" illustration - Contains "Changes", the complete transcript of a taped discussion of counterculture ideals amongst Leary, Ginsberg, Watts and Snyder before an invited audience in Alan Watts' houseboat home in Sausalito, Feb. 5th, 1967 & a few of the black and white artworks which complement this article look like Rick Griffin's artwork to me, though they are unsigned - Full page ads for Grateful Dead LP featuring the artwork from the cover, Kenneth Anger's "Lucifer Rising" featuring artwork by Rick Griffin which appeared on the head shop poster at a later date, Big Brother & The Holding Co. featuring ZIG ZAG MAN artwork by Mouse & Kelley along with small photos of Janis Joplin and the rest of the band, Gary Grimshaw artwork featured on one of the full page ads - Relatively small print run - Ultra Rare - Pristine B+ Condition - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
Front Cover View:
Front Cover Close-up View:
Front Cover Oracle Logo View:
Back Cover by Rick Griffin, Sam Mescalito: (printing of back cover was slightly off register, as many copies are):
THE SAN FRANCISCO ORACLE - Issue #8 - 1967 - Second Edition of this issue of the famous Visionary S.F. Underground Tabloid Newspaper printed on newsprint paper - 11 1/2" x 15" - 40 pages, cover price is 25 cents - - Sometimes listed as "City of San Francisco Oracle" - This is the edition with the full page photo of a nude Madonna & Child on page 17 - Front cover features purple, turquoise & silver image of an american Indian's head appearing in the sky over a mountain with flying saucers near the peak of the mountain - This issue was the Summer of Love issue and featured Native Americans throughout - Full page black and white collage by the famed Bruce Conner - Full page psychedelic art ad by Tom Weller for Country Joe & the Fish LP "Music for the Mind & Body" - A couple of small stains on the back cover penetrate through to the centerfold of the tabloid (though becoming smaller as it progressed), heavy aging in the paper, brittle at edges with some wear there, folded horizontally as issued - Scarce - Nice B condition copy - 45.00
Close-up View of Front Cover:
Back Cover Close-up View:
Back Cover Close-up View of Sky:
THE SAN FRANCISCO PALACE OF FINE ARTS FESTIVAL - August 30 & 31 through September 1 & 2, 1968 at The San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts - First Printing Festival Poster - 13 9/16" x 23 3/4" - Only the handbills listed the bands which were appearing on the different days of this four day festival and are featured in the Art of Rock book by Paul Grushkin on page 205, plates 2.237 through 2.239, all of which feature the same imagery of the interior of the architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts, though the poster has a silver foil paper surface, it does not feature a listing of bands, since it was a generic poster to advertise the entire festival - The bands which appeared at the event include: THE GRATEFUL DEAD - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY w/ JANIS JOPLIN - SANTANA - BIG MAMA THORNTON AND THE HOUND DOG BAND featuring HARMONICA GEORGE - H.P. LOVECRAFT - QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE - SONS OF CHAMPLIN - SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE - CROME SYRCUS - STEVE MILLER BAND - JOHN HANDY AND HIS CONCERT ORCHESTRA - ACE OF CUPS - A. B. SKHY BAND - LINN COUNTY - COUNTRY WEATHER - BLACK PEARL - RANDY BOONE KALEIDOSCOPE - w/Lights by JERRY ABRAMS - HOLY SEE - THE IBIS - TEMPORARY OPTICS - GARDEN OF DELIGHTS - Scarce in this condition - Pristine A/A- to A- Condition - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
THE SMOKEY GRASS BOYS - DON GARRETT - Dec 23-25, 1966 at The Jabberwock (Berkeley) - First / Only printing concert handbill (Union Logo at bottom center edge), black printing on white paper - 8 1/2" x 10 31/32" - Surreal artwork by Rick Shubb (Also a musician in the Smokey Grass Boys, see The Art of Rock Carousel Ballroom section for more examples of his interesting work!) features symmetrical psychedelic faces and odd shapes forming arch above ornate, hand lettering, etc. - black on white paper - Rare - Pristine A- copy - 95.00
STEVE MILLER BAND - CLOVER - ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL - Sat. September 23, 1967 at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in the Marin Civic Center - First Printing Concert Handbill printed on thin white paper - 8 1/2" x 10 6/64" - This event was a COASTAL INITIATIVE BENEFIT - Features black printing on thin white paper with photo of Steve Miller at center of surrounding artwork of drums, cannon, American flags & Eagle above carrying banner which reads "Vote Yes on 20" - Small, light stain at lower left corner, light handling - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ Condition - 50.00 2nd Copy has very light yellow, vertical 3" stain at left edge, light evidence of handling - Pristine B+ Condition - 40.00 3rd Copy has couple of 1/4" clean rips at left edge, light handling bends along edges and at lower corners - Pristine B+ condition - 35.00 4th copy has some wrinkling and bends from slightly rough handling - Beautiful B/B+ to B+ condition - 25.00
STEVE MILLER BAND - JERRY HAHN BROTHERHOOD - DAN HICKS & HIS HOT LICKS - October 24 & 25, 1970 at PEPPERLAND (San Rafael near the Bay Area) - First/Only printing Concert Handbill - 7 5/8" x 5 17/32" - Printed on card stock, features magenta, shades of turquoise, purple and white design of crocodile in front of exploding "nuclear" egg, hand drawn lettering, etc. - Very light bends from backside (printing press roller mark), hard to see on front (vertical) due to lack of wrinkling or creasing (easily flattened out) - Ultra Rare - Beautiful B/B- to B condition - 75.00
STEVE MILLER BAND - KALEIDOSCOPE (misspelled on design) - YOUNGBLOODS - May 10-12, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco - First/Only Printing concert poster - 22" x 28" - Artwork by the late, great Alton Kelley - Rare - Beautiful B+ condition - Inquire for Availability & Current Price - Also have the First/Only Printing Concert Handbill printed on card stock (blank back side) with the same artwork / colors etc. - 5 1/2" x 6 31/32" - Copy A has a 5/16" corner bend at upper left, tiny mark at lower left edge - Rare -Pristine A-/B+ crisp copy - 45.00 - Copy B has a bump / ding at the upper right edge, tiny foxing spot at upper left (not easily seen) - Pristine A-/B+ copy - 45.00
STEVE MILLER BAND - THE SPARROW - June 9 & 10, 1967 at California Hall - First/ Only Printing Concert Handbill printed on card stock (blank backside) - 7 7/16" x 5" - Flying Saucers design by Pyxis Studios (Michael Wood) - Rare - Pristine A/A- to A- copy - 35.00 - 2nd copy is in Pristine A-/B+ condition - 30.00
STEVE MILLER BAND / YOGI PHLEGM (formerly The SONS) / Nazgul / Clover - Sept 9-11, 1971 at Pepperland (San Rafael, CA) - "THE GRAND REOPENING OF PEPPERLAND" - First/Only printing handbill on card stock with blank backside - 4 15/16" x 5 15/16" - Siamese twins artwork by Underground comic great Greg Irons (RIP) - Has a couple of very small, light stains (hard to see) at left edge, clean pin hole at top center edge, a couple of small stains at bottom edge - Beautiful B- copy - Inquire for Availability & Current Price
THE STEVE MILLER BLUES BAND - JANIS JOPLIN - BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY - COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD - THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS - THE GUESS WHO - ROXY with RITA COOLIDGE - Nov 1970 at Winterland - 16 page booklet of upcoming events presented by Paul Baratta - 16 pages - 8 15/16" x 5 31/32" - Lettering and artwork by Randy Tuten - Back cover features a black and white photo of Janis Joplin published in memoriam, since she had just died prior to press time - Text and black and white photos of Big Brother and the other acts with some pink and red color on a few pages - Uncommon to Rare - Pristine A- condition - 65.00
XANADU - "FAR-OUT FASHIONS - ORIGINALS - SHIRTS - DRESSES" - 1750 Haight Street in Haight-Ashbury District of S.F. - Most likely 1966 or 1967 (undated) - First Printing Clothing Store Poster - 10 63/64" x 13" - Features purple, orange, white and dark blue psychedelic illustration by Terre' (the manager of The Charlatans etc.) of half nude woman and bearded, earring wearing Sikh looking gent, etc. - A few minor, light, small bends - Ultra Mega Rare - Pristine B+ Condition - 35.00
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